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: Grant expands professor’s human-computer interaction research

Brain scanning technology will be put to the test in the Black Belt soon thanks to the University of Alabama. Human-computer interaction, also known as neurofeedback programs will be tried out by students and teachers in K-12 schools in the Black Belt. Devices like this that measure brain activity will be… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses these hydrogels to mimic the mechanical aspects of human tissue to study how cancer cells behave in human or clinical settings. Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center

In The News: Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2019; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 14 at Laureates Awards Gala

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” … Peyton Strickland, The University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: KAKE (Wichita, Kansas), Morning Star (Canada), ABC 25 (Waco, Texas), NBC 29 (Charlottesville, Virginia), ABC 3 (Cartersville, Illinois), WBOC 16 (Delmarva, Maryland), NBC 21 (Youngstown, Ohio)

In The News: MELD Selected for Phase I Army Expeditionary Technology Search

MELD Manufacturing Corporation’s patented MELD technology has been selected by the US Army to be part of its inaugural Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) … Additionally, the collaboration of MELD Manufacturing Corporation, The University of Alabama and Army Research Lab (ARL) has been awarded funding by the Strategic Environmental Research… Read more

Sources: Manufacturing News

In The News: Alabama, Auburn universities earn recognition for research

The University of Alabama and Auburn University have been designated R1 research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Alabama News Center, USA Today, WAFF 48 (Huntsville), Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia), NBC 3 (Chattanooga, Tennessee), Alabama Public Radio, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), WTVM-ABC (Columbus, Georgia), Al.com, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: CAPS research shows increase in crashes around Christmas

David Brown, University of Alabama professor, analyzed 10 years of crash data in Alabama and found that the six days around Christmas were particularly deadly with accident numbers that were 27 percent higher than New Year’s Eve, and on New Year’s Eve everybody’s drunk, so it must be super stressful to… Read more

Sources: WBAL-AM (Baltimore, Maryland)

In The News: What GM’s layoffs could mean for Alabama’s auto industry

The auto industry is still trying to process the effect of yesterday’s planned layoffs by GM … There are some dangers though. Bharat Balasubramanian, a professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alabama, said the strategy could prove dangerous if fuel prices increase or… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: UA students win Best Overall at VandyHacks

Ben Gitter, a junior majoring in computer science, taught himself to code throughout late middle school and early high school by watching YouTube videos … Gitter and his team, Seismic Data, won Best Overall and Built for Business awards at Vanderbilt’s annual hackathon called VandyHacks, a collegiate hackathon hosted by… Read more

Sources: Crimson White