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: Here’s your chance to weigh in on weather warnings

The weather enterprise needs you. The Vortex-Southeast tornado research project has brought cutting-edge researchers and all their high-tech equipment to Alabama for the spring tornado season. But they need help from regular folks too. And they don’t have to stand in the path of a tornado to do it, either… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Rocketry Challenge teaches science to middle schoolers

James McDanal waited patiently in line Friday afternoon, ready to launch “The Captain” across the sky. “The Captain,” a water-propelled plastic rocket James had made in honor of Captain America, was wrapped in red, white and blue tape with sharp fins as James prepared to launch it during the third… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News (photos), Tuscaloosa News (video)

In The News: UA solar project is teaching tool for future engineers

University of Alabama Athletics and the College of Engineering celebrated a partnership with a bright future last week as new solar panels at the Sewell-Thomas baseball stadium went online.  The solar panels, situated behind the outfield, will provide power to the stadium while engineering students will collect and study data… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University of Alabama hoping to stop pedestrian deaths by raising awareness of dangers

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the University of Alabama is stepping in to do their part to cut the risk. Tuscaloosa Police told CBS42 News that nine people have died after being hit by a car since 2014. Organizations throughout the city are working together to ensure… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WERC-AM (Radio)

In The News: Teams compete in the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition

Forty teams of entrepreneurs battled it out today in hopes of winning a $50,000 grand prize. The students competed in the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition. Some of the participants were University of Alabama students who founded Biogram, a start up company intended to develop a plan for… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) , Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest

A team of students at The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top six finalists to compete in a international engineering competition. The goal of the competition, formally called the Student Antenna Design Contest, which is organized by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, is for… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University of Alabama researchers trying to learn how police officers react to ‘shoot, don’t shoot’ situations

Trying to to learn how police officers react to “shoot, don’t shoot” situations, researchers at the University of Alabama are measuring brain waves during virtual reality police training. According to a report on the school’s website, for the past year, researchers Rick Houser, Dan Fonseca and Ryan Cook have used… Read more

Sources: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Crimson White, Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News (video), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Alabama News Center, Al.com, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery)

In The News: UA Engineering students recreate 18th century sword

A group of engineering students at The University of Alabama are recreating history. Students make the replica of a hilt of an 18th center British rapier in the engineering foundry. The sword was supplied to both the British Navy and Infantry and likely traded or given to a member of… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: UA Center for Advanced Public Safety to receive grant to evaluate seatbelt use

Governor Robert Bentley wants to make Alabama roads safer. He is doing that by awarding about $140,000 in grants to evaluate new traffic safety data. That work is to be done by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety. It’s part of the annual Click It or Ticket… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile)