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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: MELD Selected for Phase I Army Expeditionary Technology Search

MELD Manufacturing Corporation’s patented MELD technology has been selected by the US Army to be part of its inaugural Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) … Additionally, the collaboration of MELD Manufacturing Corporation, The University of Alabama and Army Research Lab (ARL) has been awarded funding by the Strategic Environmental Research… Read more

Sources: Manufacturing News

In The News: Alabama, Auburn universities earn recognition for research

The University of Alabama and Auburn University have been designated R1 research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Alabama News Center, USA Today, WAFF 48 (Huntsville), Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia), NBC 3 (Chattanooga, Tennessee), Alabama Public Radio, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), WTVM-ABC (Columbus, Georgia), Al.com, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: CAPS research shows increase in crashes around Christmas

David Brown, University of Alabama professor, analyzed 10 years of crash data in Alabama and found that the six days around Christmas were particularly deadly with accident numbers that were 27 percent higher than New Year’s Eve, and on New Year’s Eve everybody’s drunk, so it must be super stressful to… Read more

Sources: WBAL-AM (Baltimore, Maryland)

In The News: What GM’s layoffs could mean for Alabama’s auto industry

The auto industry is still trying to process the effect of yesterday’s planned layoffs by GM … There are some dangers though. Bharat Balasubramanian, a professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alabama, said the strategy could prove dangerous if fuel prices increase or… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: UA students win Best Overall at VandyHacks

Ben Gitter, a junior majoring in computer science, taught himself to code throughout late middle school and early high school by watching YouTube videos … Gitter and his team, Seismic Data, won Best Overall and Built for Business awards at Vanderbilt’s annual hackathon called VandyHacks, a collegiate hackathon hosted by… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Days leading up to Thanksgiving most dangerous, University of Alabama study finds

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to the annual study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers. In 2017, 1,400 auto crashes, or 53 percent of the wrecks for the week… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Montgomery Advertiser , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Talladega native, Victory Christian grad Joshua Nunn part of trip to study ice sheet in Greenland

Talladega native Joshua Nunn spent his part of his summer a very long way from home. Currently working on a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama, Nunn had the opportunity to visit Greenland. He previously attended Talladega City Schools and graduated from Victory Christian in Pell… Read more

Sources: Talladega Daily Home , St. Clair Times, Yellowhammer News

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: November 4, 2018

A University of Alabama student team — Alabeama — recently placed third in the 2018 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big Beam Competition. Among the team members are: Daniel Bridi Valentim and Gabrielle Willis of Tuscaloosa. The objective of the national competition is to design, fabricate and test a precast and prestressed concrete beam to span… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a hypersonic weapon could have flown from Mobile to Huntsville, where Lockheed Martin Space is researching and developing just such a device … Xiaowen Wang, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama, studies the behavior of hypersonic craft… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama