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: Public Survey Exposes Montecito Debris Flow Communication Failures

Early results of an ongoing public survey to measure the effectiveness of warning messages issued ahead of and during the deadly 1/9 Debris Flow reveal significant failures by Santa Barbara County officials to properly alert Montecito residents to the dangers they faced. The study is being conducted by the University… Read more

Sources: Santa Barbara (California) Independent, NBC 6 (San Luis Obispo, California)

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: June 10, 2018

‒ The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2018 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Each year, the College of Engineering inducts a select group of alumni and friends as Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Recognition as a Distinguished Fellow is the highest commendation given… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Local residents Engle, Johnson to participate in summer job program

Adam Engle of Decatur and Ethan Johnson of Hartselle will receive hands-on educational experience this summer through the University of Alabama’s Cooperative Education Program. — Nearly 250 University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on educational experience with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA’s Cooperative Education Program… Read more

Sources: Decatur Daily, Tuscaloosa News, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Cullman Sense, Marietta Daily Journal

In The News: Shelby County student earns $1,000 Alfa Foundation Scholarship

The tuition bill for a local college student will be a little lower in August thanks to a scholarship awarded through the Alfa Foundation … Scholarship recipient Jacob Odom of Birmingham is a Briarwood Christian High School graduate and a freshman at the University of Alabama studying civil engineering.  Read more

Sources: Shelby County Reporter, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University Students to Test Microgravity Research in NASA’s Underwater Analog

Twenty-five student teams from across the country will test their research underwater in May and June in simulated microgravity at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) challenge … The second test week, June 4-7, will feature teams from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Embry-Riddle… Read more

Sources: Alabama Latino News , Market Watch

In The News: Madison County native completes Capitol Hill internship for Sen. Shelby

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that Mason Joyner, daughter of Walley and Kelly Joyner of Madison, Mississippi, Darry Elizabeth Freeman of Montgomery, and Bebe Wheeles of Birmingham, completed internships this summer in his Washington office. Joyner is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama, pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is also… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Madison County Journal

In The News: UA professor receives award from U.S. Navy

A professor at The University of Alabama is honored by the Navy. Dr. Andy Lemmon, a UA engineering professor, who has participated in a three-year study on how to better equip Navy ships for the future was given a half-million dollar grant. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , Associated Press , US News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News, Black News Zone, Diverse, Alabama Today, Al.com