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In The News: ALABAMA STUDY SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF BUCKLING UP

There were 743 people who were killed in car crashes in Alabama in 2018 and 366 of them were not wearing seat belts. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted a study on the importance of buckling up and found that the probability of dying in a… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center , WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Tropical storm to category 5: Hurricane Michael shows storms can strengthen with deadly speed

Warning: All four of the deadly Category 5 hurricanes to ever strike the continental U.S. were merely tropical storms three days from landfall, swirling offshore at sea … Laura Myers is a senior research scientist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. Though Michael intensified rapidly, she… Read more

Sources: Florida Today

In The News: In School

Nearly 500 students at The University of Alabama highlighted their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on March 27. Among the participants and presentations were Timothy Foley, of Hampstead, “Determination of Set Point for Alkali-Activated Materials Utilizing Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy” in the Engineering, Transportation and Energy category… Read more

Sources: Carroll County Times (Virginia)

In The News: Occidental Petroleum CEO, a University of Alabama grad, on cusp of outmuscling a rival 5 times as big

The Bessemer native became the first female CEO of a major U.S. oil company when she took the reins in 2016. Hollub graduated from the University of Alabama in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mineral engineering, petroleum option, and was inducted into the university’s College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter

UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2019 Outstanding Senior

Morgan Ross, who studied metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2019 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A native of Meridian, Mississippi, she earned 10 different scholarship awards and a 4.08 grade point average during her time at UA. Ross was in the University Honors… Read more

UA Engineering Recognizes 2019 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized Robert P. Barnett as its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. He has demonstrated loyalty to the College by previously serving on the Capstone Engineering Society Board of Directors and on the advisory board for the civil, construction and environmental engineering department. Barnett… Read more

In The News: Human zombie-like cells act alive despite being dead

Scientists at the University of Alabama (UA) have figured out a comical technique, developed human “zombie-like” cells that are technically no longer alive but with membranes continue to bind to useful compounds. That leaves the cells with one useful ability: its walls are still able to interact with active compounds and fish… Read more

Sources: Technology Times, Nano Magazine, Phys.org, SyFy Wire