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: UA student project supplies children with 3D printed prosthetic limbs

A group of University of Alabama students plan to continue a program that supplies children in need with customized prosthetic limbs made using a 3-D printer. The Alabama Prosthetic Project was begun two years ago by Valerie Levine, a student in the Computer-Based Honors Program at UA. Earlier this year… Read more

Sources: Al.com, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 10 (Montgomery), NBC 13 (Birmingham)

In The News: Students collaborate and create in The Cube, a group of six accessible engineering labs

In early May of this year, junior aerospace engineering and mechanics major Zack Andrews set out in search of a 3D printer for one of his models. He ran into Doug Cannon, manager of “The Cube,” a group of six accessible labs students can use as a resource within the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Matthew Keegans of Ridgefield Participates in UA Cooperative Education Program

Matthew Keegans of Ridgefield, CT, is joining close to 300 University of Alabama students in receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program during fall 2017. Keegans will be working at KIA. Read more

Sources: Hamlet Hub (Ridgefield, Connecticut), Daily Freeman (New York), Gadsden Times, Ocala.com (Florida) , Tuscaloosa News, Ridgefield Press, Lancaster Bee (Pennsylvania), The Ridgefield Press (Connecticut)

In The News: Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

 Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as research projects to prepare the next generation of automotive engineers. Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: Electric cars, self-driving cars – where is auto industry going?

As executive director of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Bharat Balasubramanian is tasked with envisioning the future of the automobile. Speaking at Birmingham’s 10th annual Southern Automotive Conference today, Balasubramanian presented an amusing “news story” from the year 2037 to show how auto technology may evolve… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Students learn about engineering through UA visit

Abigail Miller does not know who she wants to be when she grows up, but she likes knowing what is out there in the world for her. Abigail, a fourth-grader from Myrtlewood Elementary School, was one of nearly 1,000 students from the area to see careers up close during “E-Day,”… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Women’s Basketball Tips off Official Practice Slate; Taylor Berry Awarded Scholarship: Head Coach Kristy Curry closes out first day with surprise scholarship announcement

Practice ended with its usual circle time, however some special news was delivered via an envelope to junior Taylor Berry, who found out she had earned a scholarship. Berry is a chemical engineering major. Read more

Sources: RollTide.com