In The News: UA students to compete in NASA robotics challenge

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team will soon find out if it has what it takes to help NASA explore space. The team is gearing up for a competition at the Kennedy Space Center. The team is putting the final touches on the robot they built that they are calling… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, Alabama Public Radio

In The News: Researchers develop virtual reality system to treat severe weather anxiety, phobias

Just over four years ago on April 27, 2011, Alabama experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks on record.  In all, 62 tornadoes and 252 deaths were recorded across the state. Many of the physical scars from that day have begun to heal over time, but the unseen psychological and… Read more

Sources: WHNT 19

Computer Science Professor Tapped to Edit Journal

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, was recently named the editor-in-chief of Journal on Software and Systems Modeling, or SoSym, the top research journal in the software modeling area. SoSyM is an English language quarterly international journal that focuses on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to… Read more

In The News: Fighting drunk driving with technology

According to the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety, or CAPS, about a third of car crashes on Cinco de Mayo in the past five years involved alcohol. CAPS has created a mobile app to help users find a safe ride home. It’s called “Driver Sober or Get Pulled… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, WBRC Fox 6

UA Engineering Students Place Second at Metal-Casting Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A team of University of Alabama engineering students placed second at the 2015 Student Casting Competition for the Southeast organized by the American Foundry Society. The competition was held this month in Birmingham. For the competition, the students, all seniors studying metallurgical and materials engineering, casted a… Read more