In The News: Startup weekend to bring business pitches

Eager to encourage entrepreneurial ideas, The University of Alabama will host the first Startup Weekend, a global event, from Sept. 26 to 28, open to all students and members of the community. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event aimed to assist hopeful entrepreneurs with any ideas they might have and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Group provides theatre outlet for engineers

The College of Engineering has a secret. It’s not a car that runs on passionate performances of “Yea, Alabama” or a way to keep Bryant-Denny cool in sweltering Tuscaloosa heat. It’s a theater troupe. The College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theater began a few years ago when a few… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

New Civil Engineering Professor Wins Award

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr. Eric Marks was recently recognized for his work as a graduate research assistant, the position he held before joining faculty The University of Alabama in fall 2014. The Construction Industry Institute named Marks the first recipient of its Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, which goes to… Read more

AEM Professor Elected to Nanoengineering Post

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechancis, was elected to vice chair of  a group within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers on nanoengineering. Roy will serve as vice chair for the NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability, NEES, committee during 2014 and 2015. The NEES… Read more

In The News: The cleanest room at The University of Alabama: Research at Microfabrication Facility will focus on boosting memory on hard drives

College campuses aren’t always known for their cleanliness; but WIAT 42 got a look inside the cleanest room at the University of Alabama, the new microfabrication facility. The brand new facility is where scientists can make very tiny devices that can be applied towards hard to reach areas, like the… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, Al.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA

In The News: Ex-DOD official to head new Cyber Institute at University of Alabama: Cyber Institute partnered with UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety of the College of Engineering

The University of Alabama has named a former U.S. Department of Defense official executive director of its new Cyber Institute, an umbrella organization for interdisciplinary research and educational programs on campus related to cyber security and cyber-related technologies. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

Transportation Center for Alabama Hosted Summer Institute

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – This past summer, 10 students from underrepresented high schools in West Alabama came to The University of Alabama to learn about transportation careers. The Advanced Transportation Institute was hosted by UA’s Transportation Center for Alabama, UTCA, and the Alabama Department of Transportation, ALDOT. During the three-day program… Read more

In The News: STEM path helps students work towards MBA: The STEM program gives students the option of completing their MBA in just one year of graduate study by utilizing nontraditional educational methods.

Students with a clear focus on their learning path now have the chance to finish both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in less than the traditional six years through the science, technology, engineering and mathematics path to the MBA in the Capstone’s Culverhouse College of Commerce. Created by Rob Morgan… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White