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 of Alabama students to study bacteria killing light with EPA grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the University of Alabama a $15,000 grant to study the effectiveness of ultraviolet LED lights and a laser in killing waterborne pathogens. It will last until Aug. 15, 2015, with the goal of informing the design of the ultraviolet LED units. A team of University of Alabama students… Read more

Sources: Al.com, The Tuscaloosa News, Beta Wired, Undercover Michigan

In The News: Atlanta’s 2014 Ice Jam to take center stage at weather conference: UA CAPS researcher to help understand public response and attitude toward winter storm

Keith Stallman is the meteorologist in charge here at the National Weather Service in Atlanta. He is talking about a special survey conducted this past spring and summer by Dr. Laura Myers of The University of Alabama that surveyed some 4,000 people across the region about the ice-jam event that… Read more

Sources: WGCL CBS 46

In The News: ENGgenuity Lab partners students for mentoring

The ENGenuity Lab has made its place on the University of Alabama campus. The lab started three years ago when co-creators and administrators Nancy Holmes and Gail Howell started a Mentor UPP Program. Holmes said the program was designed for underclassmen to learn from experienced graduate or upperclassmen students in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA engineers earn SWE awards

Grace Guin and Lexi Romine, two University of Alabama graduates, were recently selected to receive nationally competitive awards by the Society of 
Women Engineers. Ten members of SWE collegiate chapters will be honored as recipients of the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award this year. “One of the most appealing aspects of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Alabama researchers make fibers that conduct electricity

A T-shirt that conducts electricity sounds like a product of the future, but five researchers at The University of Alabama are bringing it closer to reality. A University of Alabama research team was issued patent number 8,784,691 on July 22, which covers their newly discovered process of making certain fibers… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Phys.org

In The News: UA students prepare high schoolers for Advanced Placement courses and success in college: Through UH 300/NEW 310 CollegeFirst, university students mentor high schoolers and guide them through rigorous math, science and English curricula.

Mechanical engineering major James Orr expected mentoring to be rewarding, but he didn’t count on being so inspired by high schoolers involved in the summer program designed to prepare them for college-level Advanced Placement courses. “They are very driven to succeed,” Orr said of high school students who give up… Read more

Sources: The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility

In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students pursuing careers in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Meet Evan Prizy: A sophomore in computer science and UA Cross Country athlete

What inspired you to come to the University of Alabama? “Dean (Charles) Karr, of the College of Engineering, held an informational dinner near my hometown for students who were interested in The University of Alabama.  I figured I would check it out and see it was about. After the presentation… Read more

Sources: RollTide.com