The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student awards. The awards will be presented during UA Honors Week, scheduled for Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4. Read more
The College of Engineering's seven academic departments offer students an outstanding faculty, accredited engineering and computer science programs, and some of the most advanced facilities in the nation.
Numerous research projects offer students opportunities to work with faculty in solving current societal problems and in developing technological resources for the future.
Students, with faculty mentoring, are planning projects for the Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. The April 17 conference, in UA’s Bryant Conference Center, boasted a record 555 participants last year. The annual event provides a welcoming and competitive venue for undergraduates to showcase research findings, said organizers. Students… Read more
Lubna Alansari has enjoyed playing the role of ambassador since establishing a Model United Nations club in her high school. Perhaps that’s why she took on the real-life role at The University of Alabama. Read more
Alan Lane is not the typical chemical engineering professor: He doubles as Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, singer and songwriter. With a head of gray hair and a face framed by a matching beard, Lane started performing for audiences late in his life. Having learned guitar in middle school, he kept music… Read more
Sources: The Crimson White
The effectiveness of seat belts — both lap belts and shoulder straps — in reducing injuries and deaths in automobile accidents is widely documented in studies and backed up by anecdotes from first responders. But when it comes to requiring seat belts on school buses, safety experts are divided …… Read more
University of Alabama students will have two new majors to choose from in the fall. The College of Engineering will add degrees in environmental engineering and architectural engineering to meet demand in the state and country. Along with the pre-established construction and civil engineering degrees, students in the department of… Read more
Sources: The Crimson White
Predictably, wrecks on Alabama roadways increased during the winter storm that surprised the state two weeks ago, though most of the severe accidents occurred on rural routes free of congestion where road speeds remained faster, according to University of Alabama researchers. Read more
Sources: The Tuscaloosa News
Not surprisingly, vehicle crashes increased during the winter storm the last week of January in Alabama, but the iced roads shifted the risk of fatal crashes to rural roads away from the clogged roadways in the state’s urban metro areas, according to an analysis of crash data by researchers at… Read more
A student studying electrical engineering at The University of Alabama was one of seven students in North America selected for a national scholarship. Read more
The University of Alabama College of Engineering will offer two new degrees in architectural engineering and environmental engineering, beginning this fall, to meet the growing opportunities for engineers with those specialties. Read more