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: Co-ops give engineering students ‘real-world application’

For students like Alexandra Andreen, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, the Cooperative Education Program, or co-op, provided her with distinct professional experience not offered by any other program. “I have seen myself develop both professionally and personally with each term,” Andreen said. “Now I feel significantly more prepared to… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: UA College of Engineering hosts E-Day

UA’s College of Engineering hosted more than 1,000 students today for E-day. The day was dedicated to educating young students about the world of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants went on lab tours, experienced hands on projects with the department’s 3-D printer, and met students from different engineering… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Crimson White

In The News: Tuskegee partners for Women in Computer Science

Women make up 47 percent of the workforce in the United States,  but most computer science jobs are filled by men, says Computer Science dot org. This August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee University, and  Oakland University more than a $1 million to develop computer science… Read more

Sources: Black Engineer, WBHM-FM

In The News: How Dr. Acoff inspires interest in materials science

Jackson State University physics grad Derrick Stokes is a new breed of materials scientist. In the photo taken during his time at The University of Alabama, where he was a Bridge to the Doctorate fellow, he is seen working with Dr. Viola Acoff, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, in a… Read more

Sources: U.S. Black Engineer

In The News: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony held for H.M. Comer Hall

The University of Alabama cut the ribbon on a newly remodeled engineering building. $24.6 million worth of renovations started at H.M. Comer Hall seventeen months ago. It’s now the home of UA’s College of Engineering administration, the Patterson welcome center, the engineering career development center, and much more.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Researchers Develop Airborne Radars To Gauge US Snowpack Characteristics For Water Models

Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack … The lead institution is the University of Alabama, and the project is led… Read more

Sources: Science Mag, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, US Ag Net, Kansas Ag Connection

In The News: Alabamian, first female appointed as Marshall Space Flight Center director

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday named Alabamian Jody Singer as director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and Alabama lawmakers praised the historic appointment. Singer, who has been the center’s deputy director since February 2016 and serving as acting director since July, is the first woman appointed to the… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News, Alabama Political Reporter, AL.com, Decatur Daily