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Faculty and Staff

The more than 250 faculty and staff in the UA College of Engineering are frequently recognized for their achievements and contributions to our state, nation and world.

In The News: DCS planning computer science curriculum for elementary students: Dr. Jeff Gray trains teachers

Three schools in the Decatur City system are preparing to pilot a curriculum that will teach students as early as kindergarten how to write computer programs. “This is where our kids are, so we have to get there with them,” Benjamin Davis Magnet School Principal Aundrea Hanson said. Jeff Gray… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily

In The News: UA lands $5M grant to boost minority participation in STEM fields

The University of Alabama recently secured a major grant to help attract minority students to STEM fields. The $5 million grant awarded from the National Science will help the AlabamaLouis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, a program assisting universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, WBMA ABC 33/40 (article), WBMA ABC 33/40 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WIAT CBS 42, WTVM ABC 9

In The News: Wood construction: How does it stack up?: Dr. Thang Dao quoted in article

About 87% of the country’s multifamily construction used wood framing in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Builders used steel framing, wood’s closest competitor, about 4% of the time, with concrete, concrete insulated forms and other framing methods making up the balance. Therefore, earlier this month, when the city… Read more

Sources: Construction Dive

UA Leads Effort to Spark Minority Participation in Science, Technology

The University of Alabama will be the lead institution in the state in a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read more

In The News: UA Engineer studies shark skin to help in aerospace design

The Mako shark is fast. Amy Lang, an aerospace engineer at The University of Alabama, says that’s partly because its streamlined shape cuts through the water, but it has  a big assist from the shark’s scaly skin. Lang says such a mechanism may also help aircraft surfaces. Read more

Sources: WTOP-FM Radio, National Academy of Engineering