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: Alabaster mom on mission to stiffen Alabama’s texting and driving law

Despite a 2012 ban on texting and driving, distracted driving accidents continue to pile up. Now a mother in Alabaster whose daughter was killed recently in a distracted driving accident is taking her fight to Montgomery to try and change laws … The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

In The News: IndyCar Series champ James Hinchcliffe test drives Crimson Racing team’s new race car

A professional race car driver gave University of Alabama students a huge boost this week, test-driving their newly built Formula car in front of a crowd on campus. UA’s Formula SAE team, Honda Performance Development and STEAM Sports Group recently teamed to educate children about the importance of science, technology… Read more

Sources: Al.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Setting the Standard for Sensor-Driven HVAC Control

Supported by the Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a University of Alabama team of researchers aims to ensure sensors work efficiently when detecting human movement and occupancy to control HVAC systems and applications. Read more

Sources: ACHR News

In The News: New challenger, Aeroprobe, approaches in the world of metal 3D printing

Aeroprobe a measurement solutions provider known for its sensors used in aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel testing industries, has launched a new metal 3D printing subsidiary … In January 2018, the University of Alabama became the first client to receive MELD’s B8 3D printer. Mechanical engineering researcher Paul Allison has been… Read more

Sources: 3D Printing Industry, NRV News (Virginia), Roanoke News and Advance (Virginia), 3ders, CD3D (Poland)

In The News: CrimsonHacks to spend weekend hosting hacking marathon

The CrimsonHacks event brings together hackers from all over the South for a 24-hour hacking marathon, or “hackathon.” Teams or individuals attend workshops, competitions and other activities based around legal, fun hacking. Attendees stay overnight in the Ferguson Center Ballroom and have food provided for them throughout the weekend. Bailey… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Computer science department grows with technology

The UA department of computer science has about 250 undergraduate students, but Jeff Gray, a professor in the department, said the department believes the number could be higher.  Gray said the mantra of the department is “Everyone should learn computer science.” Even though current enrollment doesn’t reflect the total population… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: UA students compete in Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies above recreation fields at the University of Alabama on Friday. “OK, you use a bottle and you fill it up with water and you just put pressure in it and it shoots,” Avery Reynolds said. That’s the easiest way to explain the Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge.… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Al.com

In The News: Thermodynamic Characterization Of Engine Exhaust Flows For Recovering Waste Exhaust Energy (Exergy)

The heavy-duty engine industry in the United States faces a difficult challenge in demonstrating engine technologies to achieve 55% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) for future heavy-duty diesel engines under the aegis of the US Department of Energy’songoing SuperTruck II program (US DOE, 2017) … This work was conducted by Hamidreza Mahabadipour… Read more

Sources: Science Trends