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In The News

In the News is a summary of articles about The University of Alabama College of Engineering that have appeared in print, online and broadcast media outlets. These summaries, headlines and links are copied exactly as they appeared in the media source.

In The News: Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said Dr. Hamed Moftakhari, an assistant professor at The University of Alabama, who studies the threats natural hazards pose to coastal… Read more

Sources: CNN, Yahoo! News, CBS (Dallas), Erie News Now, NBC, MSN, News Dio, Non Perele, The Epoch Times, 7 News Boston

In The News: UA to help bring computer sciences to Alabama high schools

A collaborative project between The University of Alabama and several statewide partners was awarded a nearly $4 million grant to bring computer science education to Alabama K-12 schools.  The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help the Pathways for Alabama Computer Science Initiative expand computer science education… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Digital Health Innovator Brad Ryan Joins NCQA as Chief Product Officer

Dr. Ryan earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He studied engineering, computer science, and mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama. To this day, he remains firmly committed to “Roll Tide” and his family and friends in Alabama. Brad Ryan currently resides in Chicago.… Read more

Sources: NCQA

In The News: Stanford Study Shows Dry Air Drives Overlooked Changes In How Plants Drink And Breathe

Predicting plant water needs in a warmer, drier world. Plants drink up much of the water that falls to Earth. They take what they need before releasing it through tiny holes on the underside of their leaves, just as people release water vapor with every exhale. For agricultural crops, this… Read more

Sources: Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Science Daily

In The News: UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

The University of Alabama has several research projects they hope can prevent the next pandemic. The school plans to invest $100,000 into six UA based research projects involving covid-19. They say it’s a way to better understand the consequences so that people are better prepared to deal if one happens again. Read more

Sources: NBC 13, Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan), ABC (Columbus, Ga.), Alabama Newscenter, WTVY (Dothan), WVUA, The Tuscaloosa News, Crestview News Bulletin

In The News: Eleven UA Students Win Fulbright Awards

Eleven University of Alabama students won Fulbright Awards. The Fulbright program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering one-year grants for independent study and research. Two UA students received research awards, and nine won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Awards.  Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: AM/NS Calvert donates PPE to University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Alabama steel-manufacturer AM/NS Calvert recently made a donation of face shields and “ear savers” to the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  A release from the company detailed that AM/NS Calvert collaborated with their long term partners at the University of Alabama for innovative solutions to meet the… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer

In The News: Four projects receive funding from University of Alabama CyberSeed program

Four promising research projects received funding from the University of Alabama CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development. The pilot seed-funding program promotes research across disciplines on campus while ensuring a stimulating and well-managed environment for high-quality research. Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter