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: Computer science programs growing in AL

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer… Read more

Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), Fox 8 (New Orleans), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)

In The News: Look! No Hands! Would you use a self-driving car?

Would you ride in a car if it had no driver other than the car itself? And would that make our roads any safer? As part of KGUN9’s continuing project “Operation Safe Roads” we looked at how college students are learning to program cars that will probably be in your… Read more

Sources: 104.1 KQTH (Tucson, Arizona), ABC 9 (Tucson, Arizona)

In The News: Alabama’s lagging infrastructure could hurt economic development efforts

In economic development, companies consider three key elements as they look to locate or expand in an area. When it comes to business climate and workforce development, Alabama is tops. When it comes to reliability and access to infrastructure, not so much. Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Lone Peak Graduate Hired to Start Sustainability Program in Big Sky

Sayler Tatom cares about Big Sky, which means she cares about snow, plants and the environment. Originally from Dallas, Tatom moved to Big Sky at about 10 years of age and graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2017 … While Tatom is currently enrolled in the environmental engineering and… Read more

Sources: Explore Big Sky (Montana)

In The News: Take a look inside UA’s newest multi-million dollar building renovations

With the fall semester fast-approaching, the University of Alabama is putting the finishing touches on a few multi-million dollar construction projects in the heart of campus. Read more

Sources: Al.com, Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA 23, Yellowhammer News, Moulton Advertiser, Decatur Daily, Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia), NBC 3 (Chattanooga, Tennessee), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), Fox 10 (Mobile), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), My San Antonio, Clay Center Dispatch (Kansas), Houston Chronicle, WERC-FM, WTVM-ABC (Columbus, Georgia), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), 105.5 WERC, WYDE-FM, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), NBC 13 (Birmingham)

In The News: UA demonstrates new MELD Machine

Researchers at the University of Alabama say a 3D printer will help the military operate more efficiently. UA is one of the first colleges with access to the MELD machine. It transforms scrap metal into something a little bit more useful. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), 3-D Print, All 3DP

In The News: The urge to merge: Road projects spark debate about drivers’ etiquette

It’s summer, and that means Tuscaloosa is a sea of orange cones and construction zones. And it’s not clearing up any time soon, with two major road work projects under way on Interstate 20/59 and the heavily traveled Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and Hugh Thomas Bridge. Work to improve Alabama Highway… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Walt Maddox announces public safety plan

According to the State Troopers Association, fewer than 300 Troopers patrol the entire state, a number that should be closer to 750 according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), and should be more than 1000 according to the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Alabama student offers children in need 3D-printed prosthetics

Valerie Levine is changing lives three-dimensionally. The summer before her junior year, this University of Alabama student started tinkering with a 3D printer with no goal in mind. But less than a year later, Valerie realized that “It Just Means More” when you can use a 3D printer to better… Read more

Sources: It Just Means More