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In The News: Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer. Nevertheless, it was “summer” when a team of researchers from The University of Alabama dragged a radar across the Arctic ice in hopes of seeing underneath. Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama’s deadly tornado ripped through homes — and exposed vulnerabilities

Connie Moman thought these would be her last moments: huddling in her bedroom closet with her husband and her dog, feeling the wind rattle their double-wide trailer, listening to the towering trees in her yard splinter in the tornado’s grip … While praising the initiative, Laura Myers, director of the… Read more

Sources: Washington Post, Savannah Morning News (Georgia), Alton Telegraph (Illinois), San Francisco Gate, The Bryan Eagle (Texas), Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky)

In The News: Editorial: Every Alabama county needs 24/7 state trooper coverage

In comments to Alabama Political Reporter, ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor has said his goal is to have 670 troopers patrolling the state’s roads and highways … And that’s still below the 1,000 troopers Alabama should employ based on its geographic size and population, according to data from the Center for… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

UA engineering students spend 12 weeks working at Tesla

Several University of Alabama College of Engineering students got the opportunity to apply classroom lessons into real world practice by interning for an innovative automotive and energy company making major headlines. The UA engineering students spent their summer working with Tesla automotive company at factories in both California and Nevada.… Read more

In The News: Spilling The Secret To A Mako Shark’s Speed

For years, researchers led by Amy Lang of the University of Alabama have been studying how large and heavy aquatic animals can reach such a high speed. Their latest results will be presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston. Read more

Sources: Forbes, New Scientist, Science.Orf , Dive Photo Guide, EP Root, New Atlas, F3 News, 24 Australia, Asia Pacific Daily, The Independent, Earth.com, Yahoo!, Best News, EurekAlert, Daily Heralds, Army Technology, ABC 7 (Washington, DC), Ars Technica, Fox News Network, Fighter Sweep

UA engineering student wins AGU presentation award

A University of Alabama doctoral student has received a prestigious presentation award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Atieh Alipour, a civil, construction and environmental engineering doctoral student, was awarded the Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the AGU Fall Meeting held Dec. 10-14, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington… Read more

In The News: Alabama graduate displays race cars on engineering campus

John Allen, a 1979 University of Alabama graduate in the school of engineering, displayed his BMW race cars Monday in front of the engineering campus. Allen and his team are headed to Austin, Texas, to race at the Circuit of the Americas track in the Pirelli World Challenge racing series. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Speed Sport , Fox 6 (Birmingham)