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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: Thinking inside the box: Challenge for UA students could lead to job

Solve the challenge, get a job. That’s the concept behind Lockheed Martin’s 14-foot-tall Challenge Box, which arrived Monday at Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama campus. “It is an engagement tool with university students to come and solve problems to see if they have what it takes to come… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Fox 6

In The News: Grant money allocated for targeted traffic enforcement

Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, the governor’s office announced 18 counties will get $1.2 million to help improve traffic safety in East-Central Alabama. Funds will be allocated to police and sheriff’s departments based on data provided by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety which… Read more

Sources: The Gadsden Times, ABC 33/40

In The News: USA professor sets ambitious goal to improve wastewater infrastructure in rural Alabama

For years – 13, to be exact – Dr. Kevin White has been on a mission to improve wastewater management infrastructure in portions of rural Alabama. The $755,761 grant came about largely because of a summary paper White and co-author Dr. Mark Elliott, assistant professor in the University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer

In The News: UA and Auburn receive grant to help with safety on Alabama roads

New tonight, safety on Alabama’s highways at the center of a more than $3 million grant. Governor Ivey awarded the funding today to Auburn University, The University of Alabama and the state’s department of public health. We are told the money will be used by the schools to create media… Read more

Sources: NBC 13, NBC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), NBC (Birmingham) , Alabama Political Reporter, Fox 6, CBS 42, ABC (Columbus, Ga.), ABC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), ABC 33/40, WBRC (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WTVY (Dothan), The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: When a Tornado Hits Your Home: A New Look at Structures, Survival, and Resilience

Chasing a tornado is one thing. It’s a whole different matter if a tornado is heading toward your home. How do you deal with the threat? And exactly what happens if the tornado actually hits? A new NOAA-funded study will spend the next two years delving into those questions. The… Read more

Sources: Weather Underground

In The News: UA students participate in Cooperative Education program

More than 220 University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experiences with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. Read more

Sources: Trussville Tribune Interactive, Tuscaloosa News, 280 Reporter, Gallatin News (Tennessee), Marietta (Georgia) Journal, Wicked Local (Westwood, Massachusetts), Herald Chronicle (Winchester, Tennessee)

In The News: THE EDGE: BRYANT MATHIS ENCOURAGES CONNECTIONS WITH LOCALITY APP

Bryant Mathis, a UA senior majoring in metallurgical engineering, visited the WVUA 23 studio to talk about his experience-based connection app, Locality. Founded in 2019 by four UA students, Locality matches users with others in shared groups who want to do the same thing at the same time. Whether it… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Ford, GM invest billions in self-driving cars amid uncertain future

The key question is how to monetize that data and it has industry leaders stumped, according to Bharat Balasubramanian, a former executive at Daimler AG and current professor at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Fox Business, Mondaq, Crowe

In The News: UA to lead study on farming in Deep South

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common in our region compared to the rest of the country. The study will focus on the impact of that style… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WVUA