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: Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying at the same time,” Forrest Fletcher said. Fletcher works with the design team. They’re making computer models for parts going… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WCFT ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama wins Hoverbowl Challenge: Team beats Auburn in races at Lake Lurleen State Park

The University of Alabama on Saturday claimed bragging rights over Auburn University in the University Hoverbowl Challenge. UA’s team had 160.67 points, topping AU’s 140.33. The Hoverbowl Challenge was held Saturday at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: The hovering Tide: UA, Auburn meet Saturday in the ‘Iron Bowl’ of hovercraft: Races to be held at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker

Even though the calendar says it’s March, it’s Iron Bowl time again in Tuscaloosa. This matchup is of the hovercraft variety, an aircraft that can travel across smooth surfaces of land or water while being propelled by air pushed beneath the vehicle. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV

In The News: University of Alabama students tutor Hillcrest students in rocket contest

Instead of footballs, sixth-grade Hillcrest Middle School students on Tuesday launched water rockets up to 40 yards across the football field. Counting down from 10, students watched as team Bazinga sent its rocket flying, a blur of black-and-red duct tape, into the air on wings made of cardboard. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Not your Typical College Day: Transform this Camaro

Kaylie Crosby is the project manager overseeing a team of 134. Using the special technology of the auto industry, VDP (Vehicle Development Process) she and her team of engineers are working on making a Chevrolet Camaro more fuel-efficient while “retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety, and consumer appeal.” Kaylie’s a fourth year… Read more

Sources: The Educated Mom

In The News: Alabama Graphite Finds Natural Graphene on its Coosa Property in Alabama

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has found naturally occurring flake graphene at its Coosa Property in Alabama, USA. The graphene was obtained using an innovative and cost effective process, by Dr. Nitin Chopra of The University of Alabama under our sponsored research partnership. Read more

Sources: Market Watch, Street Insider, 4-Traders.com, One Page News

In The News: Computer Science Course Draws in Arts Students: UA professor of computer science instrumental in creation

Last December, the College Board launcheda new Advanced Placement (AP) course designed to teach Computer Science Principles (CSP). The course, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), intends to make computer science accessible to all students and to increase participation by females, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities. Read more

Sources: Product Design and Development

In The News: Alabama aerospace engineering students might just bring another championship to Tuscaloosa

A group of aerospace engineering students at the University of Alabama is hoping to attend a “Design, Build, Fly” competition in Tucson, Arizona this Spring, but they need a little help getting there. The six seniors on the team established a “GoFundMe” campaign, hoping to use the “crowd funding” website… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News

In The News: Alabama Cross Country earns All-Academic Honors: Mechanical engineering student among honored

University of Alabama track and field/cross country junior Katelyn Greenleaf and sophomore Hannah Waggoner are two of 153 women in Division I who earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for the 2014 cross country season, the USTFCCCA announced recently. The Alabama men’s… Read more

Sources: RollTide.com, The Tuscaloosa News