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: The Ohio State takes home the top spot in EcoCAR 3 competition: The University of Alabama received 784 points in third place

The Ohio State University took home first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. This is the fourth consecutive win for the team … West Virginia finished with 817 total points taking second place, and the… Read more

Sources: Street Insider, WAFF 48 (Huntsville), WLOX (Biloxi, Mississippi), ABC 7 (Tyler, Texas), Digital Producer, Tucson News Now (Arizona), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), NBC 14 (Evansville, Indiana), Imperial Valley News Center, Electric Energy Online, Science and Technology Research News, Green Car Congress

In The News: UA Astrobotics team wins NASA Competition for 4th year in a row

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics team won the NASA robotic mining competition, for the fourth year in a row. UA’s team won bragging rights, and a big check last weekend. Alabama Astrobotics has been fine tuning a robot, that’s good at digging.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News, Sun This Week (Minnesota)

In The News: New UA study looks at seatbelt, crash statistics

A new University of Alabama study shows a person not wearing a seatbelt in a car crash is 40 times more likely to die than those who buckle up. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), Yellowhammer News, OA Now, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), KFVS-CBS (Paducah, Kentucky), Alabama Today, The Columbian (Washington), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WYDE-FM (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile), Alabama News Center

In The News: Students win Alabama hackathon with cryptocurrency prototype app

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of hackathons … DiCicco and Watts, working in conjunction with two students from the University of Alabama and Florida Institute of Technology, beat out 28 other teams for the top prize, a… Read more

Sources: Homeland Security News Wire

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: May 20, 2018

‒ The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to the College, according to the award presenters. He has served for two years as the chair of the College of Engineering Leadership… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Twelfth China-US Engineering Technology Symposium Green City Group Symposium Successfully Held in Beijing

May 14, hosted by National Bureau of Foreign Experts, Beijing Municipal People’s Government, and China Institute of Engineers (CIE) … Prof. Dr. Robert Pitt, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the Institute of Environment Studies, School of Engineering, University of Alabama, United States, presented… Read more

Sources: Sohu.com (China)

In The News: New breast cancer research launches at UA

The University of Alabama is launching new breast cancer research focusing on metastasized cells that are active or asleep in the brain. They’ve managed to create a mock brain, testing it in environments to see how the cells react. Researchers hope the study will help them come up with more effective… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

In The News: UA Astrobotics team prepares for competition

The University of Alabama robotics is vying for its fourth title in a row in a NASA robotic mining contest. The team already has four titles on the wall dating back to 2012. They have the ability to design robots that are autonomous, meaning no hands on the robot as… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), Alabama News Center

In The News: Former Oconee resident works on septic system improvements in Alabama

Joe Booth, a former resident of Athens and Watkinsville, is participating in a project at the University of Alabama to develop new technology for septic systems to help homeowners in an area of Alabama known as the Black Belt. That area is notorious for septic problems due to the hard… Read more

Sources: Athens Banner-Herald

In The News: Next generation of engineers get industry experience at the university level

Partnerships between electronics manufacturers and institutions of higher education are helping to prepare the next generation of engineering for real world challenges; this effort presents many benefits for both sides. While at APEC this year, I became aware that Littelfuse was working with the University of Alabama (U of A)… Read more

Sources: Planet Analog