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: ‘Carbon Capture’ One Key to Combating Global Warming: An interview with Dr. Jason Bara

The question of how to reduce the pollution that causes global warming is now a hot topic since new carbon limits were announced by the EPA earlier this month.  Those proposed rules aim to reduce national carbon emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.  In Alabama… Read more

Sources: Alabama Public Radio, WVUA TV

In The News: Alabama VIP 25: A recruiter from outside the football program lands at No. 24: No. 24: Dean Chuck Karr

Wait, who’s Chuck Karr? His name doesn’t appear on Alabama’s roster and he’s not a coach. Karr isn’t listed on Alabama’s football media guide or game programs. He’s authored three books, 44 journal articles and 90 conference papers. So who is he? Karr is the dean of Alabama’s engineering school and played… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Bidsters to open for business

Ben Bickerstaff always imagined that he would be “somewhere turning salt water into fresh water.” A native of Anniston, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama civil engineering program, Bickerstaff is now founder and CEO of a company that solves a problem he first noticed as a cooperative… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Yellowhammer Rocketry returns from launch competition

The Yellowhammer Rocketry team competed at the NASA Student Launch project at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 15 to 17. Group leader Shelby Cochran, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, said Hermes, the group’s rocket, was 12 feet tall and weighed 44 pounds. They… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Alabama Engineering Recruit Da’Shawn Hand

Da’Shawn Hand has the rare blend of athleticism and speed. The nation’s top-rated defensive end had 94 scholarship offers on the table. “It was a long process, but next year I will be attending the University of Alabama,” Hand said in a televised ceremony on Nov. 14, 2013 at his high… Read more

Sources: WVTM Alabam's 13

In The News: Engineering Professor Comes Up With Second Patent for Carbon-Capture Technology

Here’s the story of one patent following another:  Engineering Professor Dr. Jason E. Bara from University of Alabama, who has already patented a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, has now come up with a new liquid salt patent that can be swapped with chemicals currently… Read more

Sources: World Industrial Reporter, Engineering News Today, Lab Manager Magazine, Phys.org, Environmental Leader

In The News: 50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay: UA College of Engineering ranked 31st

These numbers come from a survey just released by NerdScholar, the higher education unit of NerdWallet, a five-year-old personal finance website based in San Francisco… 31. University of Alabama, College of Engineering Average salary: $60,700 Read more

Sources: Forbes.com

In The News: UA engineers champions in NASA competition

In 2009, NASA created an event called the Robotic Mining National Championship. Engineering students from The University of Alabama have competed as a team in the event every year since its creation. The team won first place overall for the second time in three years on May 23. Kenneth Ricks… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Al.com, Nasa.gov, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Alabama Governor Pushes Small Business Assistance

A group of small business owners and politicians gathered at the Cullman, Alabama, Area Chamber of Commerce Friday to hear Governor Robert Bentley’s pledge to bring more assistance to locally owned shops. Bentley said he plans to unveil a new website soon to help small business owners and entrepreneurs find… Read more

Sources: Cullman Times, CPA Practice Advisor, Southeast Sun

In The News: University of Alabama professor’s free course trains high school teachers

A University of Alabama computer science professor will lead a free, online course this summer to train high school teachers from across the nation in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam. “This is taking the ideas that we planned regionally for Alabama and scaling it up… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News