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: Honda STEAM Connections Tour Visits UA

The Honda STEAM Connections Tour raced to the University of Alabama today to expose local students to science and engineering. The Honda STEAM Connections Tour and the UA College of Engineering invited over three hundred middle and high school students tour engineering facilities and hear from engineering students and professionals. Read more

Sources: Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Meet one of the unsung heroes of the Alabama football program

Allen also worked with Alabama’s engineering department, using a 3D printer to make a form-fitting splint out of a lightweight Kevlar material that was both protective and flexible enough that Drake could bend his arm and handle a football…Allen is working with Alabama’s computer science and engineering departments to develop… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Neighbors: Meridian sisters earn ‘outstanding’ honors at Alabama

Sisters Mackenzie and Morgan Ross, of Meridian, were honored for their academic achievements and leadership during Honors Day 2017 at the University of Alabama. Mackenzie, a public relations and political science double major, was selected as the Outstanding Senior. Morgan, a metallurgical and materials engineering major with minors mechanical engineering, computer based honors, and mathematics… Read more

Sources: Meridian Star (Mississippi)

In The News: UA students build car for child with special needs

Charles Carter became emotional watching his son drive a car for the first time Friday. “Tears came into my eyes,” he said. You see, it’s a huge step for a child who can’t walk.  Five-year-old Justin Carter was born without long bones in his arms and legs. “Actually, seeing how limited… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, WALB (Albany, Georgia), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Here’s your chance to weigh in on weather warnings

The weather enterprise needs you. The Vortex-Southeast tornado research project has brought cutting-edge researchers and all their high-tech equipment to Alabama for the spring tornado season. But they need help from regular folks too. And they don’t have to stand in the path of a tornado to do it, either… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Rocketry Challenge teaches science to middle schoolers

James McDanal waited patiently in line Friday afternoon, ready to launch “The Captain” across the sky. “The Captain,” a water-propelled plastic rocket James had made in honor of Captain America, was wrapped in red, white and blue tape with sharp fins as James prepared to launch it during the third… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News (photos), Tuscaloosa News (video)

In The News: UA solar project is teaching tool for future engineers

University of Alabama Athletics and the College of Engineering celebrated a partnership with a bright future last week as new solar panels at the Sewell-Thomas baseball stadium went online.  The solar panels, situated behind the outfield, will provide power to the stadium while engineering students will collect and study data… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University of Alabama hoping to stop pedestrian deaths by raising awareness of dangers

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the University of Alabama is stepping in to do their part to cut the risk. Tuscaloosa Police told CBS42 News that nine people have died after being hit by a car since 2014. Organizations throughout the city are working together to ensure… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)