In The News: UA team advances in robot challenge

The Alabama Astrobotics team at the University of Alabama has advanced to the second phase of NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge, a citizen inventor prize program meant to help advance technologies that will help enable exploration of Mars and beyond. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition

Dubbed as the “Team to Watch” in the 2015 EcoCar3 Year One competition, the University of Alabama engineering students knew they were going to have to work hard to live up to their reputation in Year Two. Fast-forward a year and the new kids on the block not only lived… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, WHNT CBS 19, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: Center to focus on athletics, technology: Goal is to improve training, performance

The University of Alabama is launching a new interdisciplinary center focusing on technology and athletics with the aim of improving training and performance. “First and foremost, it will be looking at the athletic arena, but it is clear to us what is going to happen is it will have broad… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WAAY ABC 31, Birmingham Business Journal, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), The Crimson White

UA News: UA Student Team Racks Up Awards in National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students in a competition among North American universities to design and construct an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized with several first-place awards after completing the second year of the four-year program. Read more

In The News: Alabama football-backed sideline injury tent headed to market

Prior to last season, when a University of Alabama football player was injured in a game, he would be rushed to the sidelines and instantly a flurry of cameras would surround him. Seemingly, the more a player would grimace at the amount of pain that they were in, the closer… Read more

Sources: Sports Illustrated, The Tuscaloosa News, WVTM 13, Bama Onlines, Birmingham Business Journal, Yellowhammer News, WBRC , WVUA 23, SEC Country, WVUA 23

In The News: Area schools paying attention to computer science: Dr. Jeff Gray mentioned in article

Computer science plays a major role in contributing to an innovative and competitive workforce. So says Hartselle High School computer science teacher Bucky Garner, whose school district is looking to expand its computer science curriculum. Computer science “is really, really involved in everything that we do,” Garner said. Starting next… Read more

Sources: Decatur Daily

UA Baja Team Preforms Well, Wins an Event at Annual Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Bama Racing performed well in the annual Baja SAE competition, completing the contest held at Tennessee Tech University and winning an event. “This is a good showing for the team,” said John Mitchell, a senior in mechanical engineering from Phenix City and team lead for Bama Racing.… Read more