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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: NASA, University of Alabama collaborate on in-space manufacturing

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is expanding its partnership with the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing. Marshall Director Jody Singer and Alabama President Stuart Bell signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the university’s Rose Administration Building… Read more

Sources: Intelligent Aerospace, ABC (Huntsville), CBS (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command

He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted to four-star admiral as part of the new command. Richard was unanimously confirmed by the senate in late October. Read more

Sources: CBS (Huntsville), Fox (Huntsville), WVUA, ABC (Huntsville), NBC 13

In The News: The ridesharing impact on drunk driving

Uber and Lyft driving have become popular side hustles for people around the world. But for one driver the ride sharing services are more than just a full-time gig. “Oh my goodness, it has been awesome, I have loved it. It’s made my life so much happier,” Leigh Ann Browne… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 on 10/31, Fox 6 on 11/3, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan)

In The News: UA Computer Science professor discusses bringing technology to the classroom (live interview)

Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor in the department of computer science at The University of Alabama and a member of the software engineering group. He is a National Science Foundation career award recipient and was named the professor of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of… Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: UA Part of Tornado Research Project in Alabama

A group of University of Alabama students will soon visit and spend time with some homeowners to better understand how they find out when severe weather is happening and how those families react to it. Read more

Sources: Fox 6, ABC 33/40 on 10/7, NBC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), WERC-FM, WVUA on 10/9, NBC 13, ABC 33/40 on 10/9, WVTM-13 on 10/10, WVUA on 10/12, WVTM 13 (Birmingham) on 10/12 , ABC/NBC (Mississippi and West Alabama), The News Courier, NBC (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Times Daily, The Eagle, ABC (Huntsville), ABC 33/40 on 10/14, NBC (Columbus, Miss.), Insurance Journal, Alabama Newscenter

In The News: Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We couldn’t understand…why the trees died so suddenly.” Read more

Sources: PBS, SciGlow, NBC (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Scitech Europa

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: UA Dean of Engineering visits HTHS Engineering Academy students

Engineering Academy students at Hewitt-Trussville High School had a special guest on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Dean of Engineering from the University of Alabama spoke with students taking engineering, physics and computer science classes. Dean Karr explained how to be successful in college. According to the school system, Karr… Read more

Sources: Trussville Tribune