Dr. John Van Zee, an innovator of fuel-cell research, was named as head of the department of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Read more
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Once in the realm of science fiction, cars able to drive themselves will become more prevalent as the first versions are introduced to consumers during 2013, says a University of Alabama engineering professor who worked to develop the technology. Read more
Larry Summerville, a senior in metallurgical and material engineering from Columbus, Miss, won first place for his research poster presentation at a November regional meeting of the National Society of Black Engineers in Montgomery. Read more
The University of Alabama chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, was awarded the gold level Outstanding Collegiate Society Award at the SWE National Conference in Houston, Texas, and it won the bid to host its regional conference in 2014 on campus. Read more
Continuing efforts to introduce computer science to high school students, a $1 million grant was awarded to The University of Alabama to train teachers in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam. Read more
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1 million to grant to the University of Alabama to help improve interest in computer science among high school students. Beginning in January, the grant will help the university train 50 high school teachers to lead advanced-placement courses in computer science. Read more
Cassidy Lamm, who grew up loving Disney movies like The Lion King, hopes to help create the next generation of animated films. When she checked into the credentials of current special-effects artists at Disney, she learned that many had majored in computer science. Now in her sophomore year at the… Read more
Sources: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dr. Henry Petroski, professor, author and a leading expert on engineering failures throughout history, will visit The University of Alabama campus Nov. 7, capping his visit with a public lecture in the Ferguson Center. Read more
Dr. Wei Song, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama, will represent the structural control and monitoring community as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Sixth International Workshop on Structural Control and Monitoring. Read more
The University of Alabama College of Engineering will host Engineering Day, or E-Day, an open house for high-school students and their families, Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read more
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