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In The News: Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Brain-Drone Race competition, in which competitors will race drones by moving them only with their… Read more

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Engineering First-Class Facilities: H.M. Comer Hall Renovated to One-Stop Shop for Students

The new H.M. Comer Hall radiates professionalism and class and is a one-stop shop for students to get all of their engineering needs met in one place. The newly renovated building provides an appropriate entryway into the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad and has become the portal into The University… 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)

UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad for K-12 Students

The University of Alabama will host hundreds of middle and high school students at the 2019 Regional Science Olympiad competition Saturday, March 2. Teams from 30 schools across Alabama will compete in this year’s annual competition held on UA’s campus and co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the College… Read more

UA Engineering Professor Chosen as 2019 Materials Research Society Meeting Chair

A University of Alabama associate professor of chemical and biological engineering has been chosen to help lead the 2019 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. Dr. Yuping Bao will serve as one of five meeting chairs for the annual event, which will be held April 22-26 in Phoenix, Arizona. Bao was… Read more

In The News: In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses these hydrogels to mimic the mechanical aspects of human tissue to study how cancer cells behave in human or clinical settings. Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Yellowhammer News