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: Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs

Storm shelters are an expensive and time-consuming add-on when building a home. To save time and money, sometimes homeowners and builders skimp on the protection they provide from high-winds from tornadoes or hurricanes. What if a homeowner could have the protection at a more affordable price? Answering that question is… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time… Read more

Sources: Roads and Bridges , Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WALB 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Birmingham Business Journal, Informed Infrastructure, Tuscaloosa News, College and University, Future Structure, Al.com, Crimson White

In The News: At Vanderbilt hackathon, coding rockstars create apps both practical and preposterous

Ever wonder just how many Cokes a Vanderbilt University tuition is worth? Well, there’s an app for that … Emily Huynh tapped the keyboard on her computer demonstrating what she called the “tinder for food.” An invention by her and University of Alabama teammate Steven Eastcott, the program lets you swipe… Read more

Sources: The Tennesseean

In The News: UA student project supplies children with 3D printed prosthetic limbs

A group of University of Alabama students plan to continue a program that supplies children in need with customized prosthetic limbs made using a 3-D printer. The Alabama Prosthetic Project was begun two years ago by Valerie Levine, a student in the Computer-Based Honors Program at UA. Earlier this year… Read more

Sources: Al.com, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 10 (Montgomery), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Crimson White

In The News: Students collaborate and create in The Cube, a group of six accessible engineering labs

In early May of this year, junior aerospace engineering and mechanics major Zack Andrews set out in search of a 3D printer for one of his models. He ran into Doug Cannon, manager of “The Cube,” a group of six accessible labs students can use as a resource within the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Matthew Keegans of Ridgefield Participates in UA Cooperative Education Program

Matthew Keegans of Ridgefield, CT, is joining close to 300 University of Alabama students in receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program during fall 2017. Keegans will be working at KIA. Read more

Sources: Hamlet Hub (Ridgefield, Connecticut), Daily Freeman (New York), Gadsden Times, Ocala.com (Florida) , Tuscaloosa News, Ridgefield Press, Lancaster Bee (Pennsylvania), The Ridgefield Press (Connecticut), Meridian Star

In The News: Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

 Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as research projects to prepare the next generation of automotive engineers. Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: Electric cars, self-driving cars – where is auto industry going?

As executive director of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Bharat Balasubramanian is tasked with envisioning the future of the automobile. Speaking at Birmingham’s 10th annual Southern Automotive Conference today, Balasubramanian presented an amusing “news story” from the year 2037 to show how auto technology may evolve… Read more

Sources: AL.com