In The News: QM coin, regimental crest travel aboard balloon on high-altitude test launch

The Quartermaster coin and insignia have boldly gone where few, if any, Army organizational identifiers have gone before. On Saturday, a travel and photography first was achieved thanks to a University of Alabama student initiative – Project Firefly. During a high-altitude prototype flight from the Tuscaloosa campus, a QM Distinctive… Read more

Sources: Fort Lee Traveller

In The News: University of Alabama students aim to put Crimson Racing on the map

As a crowd of onlookers lined the sidewalk of Seventh Avenue on the University of Alabama campus on Wednesday, members of Crimson Racing unveiled their 2016 Formula car, which zipped up and down the street with team captain Cole Frederick at the wheel. In a couple of weeks, Frederick and… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6, WVUA 23, Belleville News Democrat , Daily Reporter

In The News: Protecting Your Family: UA researchers say have multiple ways to get warnings

A recent study of about 3,000 people from Alabama and Mississippi took a look at how things unfolded on April 27. There was some concern about the number of fatalities across the state. Meteorologists teamed up with the National Weather Service and The University of Alabama for answers. Dr. Laura… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6

In The News: NASA Responds to an S.O.S. of Historic Proportions: Rocket technology could save our (historic) structures from earthquakes

The earth shakes millions of times every year. Often, these earthquakes strike in familiar places, such as the recent, deadly quakes in Ecuador and Japan. At other times, a quake may hit in a spot less familiar with the temblors, such as the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011 and damaged the Washington Monument. Historic… Read more

Sources: Smithsonian.com

In The News: Univ. of Alabama says virtual reality therapy could help with storm anxiety

Five years after one of the deadliest tornadoes ripped through Tuscaloosa and other parts of Alabama, people are still dealing with the emotional and physical effects. “A large number of people still have a low level anxiety with it,” Dr. Laura Myers, Executive Director of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WSFA NBC 12, WCFT ABC 33/40

In The News: Construction Technology Pilot Project Prepares University of Alabama Students for Workforce: Partnership Exposes Students to Technology

With graduation looming, many seniors at The University of Alabama are busy preparing for final exams. For a select group of students, wrapping up the semester means presenting the findings from a research project to management at Brasfield & Gorrie. The research project is the result of a partnership that… Read more

Sources: Brasfield & Gorrie, Seattle Post-Intelligencer