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: University Students Innovate At Nasa’s Robotic Mining Competition

Students from dozens of universities across the United States gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA’s 2017 Robotic Mining Competition (NRMC). Students showcased and competed with their robotic concepts, which could potentially be used by NASA on actual future off-Earth mining. . . . Johanboeke said that… Read more

Sources: Spaceflight Insider

In The News: NFL adopting Alabama’s medical evaluation tent for sideline

The NFL is already littered with former Alabama players on rosters. Now, it’s taking an idea born in Tuscaloosa and making it a standard policy on sidelines. Following the conclusion of the NFL owners meeting today in Chicago, Roger Goodell announced that medical tents will now be used on sidelines… Read more

Sources: Medical Health News, YellowHammer, NBC Sports

In The News: Special radar to be built at University of Alabama

An international team of researchers is studying the North-East Greenland Ice Stream to find out how much glaciers and ice sheets will influence rising seas. According to a report on the school’s website, engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image… Read more

Sources: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia)

In The News: University Students to Evaluate Designs in NASA’s Astronaut Training Pool

Thirty-one student teams from across the country will test their designs in simulated microgravity this year as part of NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity. Test sessions will be May 22-27 and June 5-10 … Schools participating during the May 22-27 test week are: University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Boise State… Read more

Sources: Forward Geek

In The News: Nonprofit Colleges Online Releases 2017 Ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to putting students before profits has published a ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs highlighting schools that put education before their bottom line … The University of Alabama placed first in this ranking for its Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree.… Read more

Sources: NBC 3 (Louisville, Kentucky)

In The News: CAPS keeps close watch on Ransomware Cybersecurity attack

The international ransomware cyberattack has created serious problems in over 150 countries because of the threat. The University of Alabama has been keeping a close watch to make sure its network is safe. Experts at The Center for Advanced Public Safety have been scanning all of their servers to make… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham)

In The News: UA team preparing for NASA robotics competition

At about 1 a.m. Monday, Rebecca Dietz noticed something wrong with “MARTE.” Dietz, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, and several other members of the Alabama Astrobotics team were testing “MARTE,” a robotic excavator they had built, in the back of Hardaway Hall when the digging… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: CAPS to study data from Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign

Click-It-Or-Ticket is a national campaign designed to save lives by encouraging more people to wear seatbelts. This year’s enforcement campaign will run from May 22 through June 4. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $58,000 in grant money for traffic safety data to be collected and evaluated. The… Read more

Sources: WKRG-CBS (Mobile), WHNT-CBS (Huntsville)

In The News: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info