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 Students Develop Lightweight Hood Fused With Graphene

Tasked with reducing the weight of a Chevrolet Camaro transforming into a hybrid electric vehicle, engineering students at The University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter hood, proving a cutting-edge material can work on a consumer car. Read more

Sources: Graphene Entrepreneur, Graphene-Info, R&D

In The News: UA Civil Engineering Department works for bicycle lanes

If you build it, they will come. That’s what Sassafras and their local partners think about Bike paths in Tuscaloosa. They are trying to make Tuscaloosa a bike friendly map. Partners include the University of Alabama Department of Civil Engineering, Druid City Bicycle Club, Trek Bicycle Store and Velocity Pro… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process … Michael Kreger, an award-winning professor of civil engineering at the… Read more

Sources: Gas and Electricity

In The News: Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s head athletic trainer told Karr. “These students did a phenomenal job. This thing’s really going to work. But, the issue is… Read more

Sources: al.com

In The News: Honda STEAM Connections Tour Visits UA

The Honda STEAM Connections Tour raced to the University of Alabama today to expose local students to science and engineering. The Honda STEAM Connections Tour and the UA College of Engineering invited over three hundred middle and high school students tour engineering facilities and hear from engineering students and professionals. Read more

Sources: Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Meet one of the unsung heroes of the Alabama football program

Allen also worked with Alabama’s engineering department, using a 3D printer to make a form-fitting splint out of a lightweight Kevlar material that was both protective and flexible enough that Drake could bend his arm and handle a football…Allen is working with Alabama’s computer science and engineering departments to develop… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Neighbors: Meridian sisters earn ‘outstanding’ honors at Alabama

Sisters Mackenzie and Morgan Ross, of Meridian, were honored for their academic achievements and leadership during Honors Day 2017 at the University of Alabama. Mackenzie, a public relations and political science double major, was selected as the Outstanding Senior. Morgan, a metallurgical and materials engineering major with minors mechanical engineering, computer based honors, and mathematics… Read more

Sources: Meridian Star (Mississippi)

In The News: UA students build car for child with special needs

Charles Carter became emotional watching his son drive a car for the first time Friday. “Tears came into my eyes,” he said. You see, it’s a huge step for a child who can’t walk.  Five-year-old Justin Carter was born without long bones in his arms and legs. “Actually, seeing how limited… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, WALB (Albany, Georgia), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)