Spot On

As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact. It is a memory often not rooted in the reality of the safety of today’s vehicles. Read more

In The News: Alabama State Police Trooper Shortage ‘Critical’

The Alabama State Trooper Association on Tuesday called on legislators and Gov. Kay Ivey to address what they say is a critical shortage of troopers on the road … A study by the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama found that Alabama needed a minimum of 1,016… Read more

Sources: Officer.com, Al.com, WAKA-CBS (Montgomery)

In The News: Spills, Sediment, and Shoreline Contamination

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes the formation and behavior of oil-sediment residues in marine and coastal environments following an oil spill. (T. Prabhakar Clement, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama; email: pclement@ua.edu) Read more

Sources: Earth and Space Science News

In The News: EAP University Grant Competition Winners For 2017

We had some fantastic submissions to the 2017 EAP University Grant Program! Applicants used STK to demonstrate their problem solving and creating thinking. Selecting the top scenario was a challenging decision, but we are happy to announce the following winners … 3rd Place: Adam Benabbou from University of Alabama: ‘Use of… Read more

Sources: Public

In The News: The Impact Cannon

In 2011, Alabama was hit by a giant tornado- the largest tornado recorded in the U.S. terms of the amount of damage it caused. Thousands were displaced from their homes- We look at the new technology the University of Alabama is using to keep our homes safe from the severe… Read more

Sources: Daily Planet - Discovery

Engineering professor receives top prize for collaborative paper

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A College of Engineering professor was recognized this spring for his work on enhancing 360-degree video virtual reality streaming at an international conference. Dr. Jacob Chakareski, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for a collaborative paper that… Read more

In The News: NSF welcomes Linda Blevins as Engineering deputy assistant director

The National Science Foundation has appointed Linda Blevins to serve as deputy assistant director for the Directorate for Engineering…She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama, her master’s degree at Virginia Tech, and her Ph.D. at Purdue University, all in mechanical engineering. Read more

Sources: National Science Foundation