Dynetics donates to UA engineering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Huntsville-based applied science and information technology company recently chose to invest in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Dynetics Inc. has gifted the College with an $85,000 donation to be split among the new H.M. Comer Hall, the Alabama Astrobotics team and student scholarships. “Dynetics… Read more

In The News: Solid State Additive Manufacturing MELD Workshop Hosted by Aeroprobe, University of Alabama

Registration is now open for the 2018 MELD Workshop. MELD is an innovative solid-state thermo-mechanical process for deposition of metal or metal matrix composites. It is highly scalable, open atmosphere and has a high deposition rate that sets it apart from other additive manufacturing technologies. The workshop will be April… Read more

Sources: Manufacturing News

In The News: University of Alabama students test drive electric ‘muscle’ car

The white Chevrolet Camaro with the University of Alabama script A on the front still sounded like the muscle car that the name implies as it sped around the airport tarmac Friday, but under the hood, its guts have transformed during the last four years as a team of students… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Alabama News Center

In The News: Spring break road travel safety

Across Alabama, many people are either on spring break right now, or getting ready for it in the next few weeks. For those who will be on the road this spring break, traffic researchers have some safety considerations for you to remember. University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee)

In The News: Alabama trooper shortage is a matter of life and death — trooper advocate

Between late 2010 and the end of 2014, the state of Alabama did not hire a single state trooper. Despite this freeze, we still had over 400 state troopers. Now we have less than 300. That leaves us over 700 men and women short of the number that we need… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News

In The News: Funds set to develop ‘carbon capture’ at Gerald Gentleman

The Gerald Gentleman power station near Sutherland will receive $2.7 million to plan a facility that will capture carbon dioxide instead of emitting it into the air. The funds will come from the U.S. Department of Energy … NPPD partnered with ION on the initial phase of that project, along… Read more

Sources: North Platte Bulletin (Nebraska), Sandhills Express (Nebraska), Real Country 97.3 (Nebraska), News Channel Nebraska, Columbus News Team (Nebraska), US 92.7 FM (Norfolk, Nebraska)

In The News: Mentor inspires bold change in STEM studies at historically black colleges and universities

Metallurgical and materials engineer Viola Acoff has more than 20 years of experience broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Her efforts to spark interest in materials science and engineering among students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are transforming how these minority-serving institutions approach her field. Read more

Sources: National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation Tumblr

In The News: Women’s Day 2018: 50 influential and inspiring women in 3D printing

Viola Acoff is a metallurgical and materials engineer who has been working to promote STEM education for over two decades. Currently acting as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Alabama, Acoff holds a doctoral degree in materials engineering and has expertise in additive manufacturing, materials… Read more

Sources: 3ders.org