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: UA offers 3D printing options to students

The clicks of a mouse, the taps of a keyboard and the heat of a printing bed are helping students bring their ideas to life in a whole new way. With a variety of 3D printing options on campus, students can create something physical and tangible with the help of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: University of Alabama seeks to spark interest in engineering

Monalisa Ruffin’s small fingers assembled snap connectors on a circuit board to create a closed-loop circuit in hopes that once she finished the activity, she could make a siren sound off. The 11-year-old sixth-grader at Brookwood Middle School participated in five engineering activities on Saturday at the “Wow! That’s Engineering!”… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA 23

In The News: High school students learn about engineering at the University of Alabama

The University of Alabama College of Engineering hosted its annual E-day on Thursday. The day introduced high school students to the UA engineering programs. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project: Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro

Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at The University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. Tuesday, in the Diman restaurant, members of the Alabama team got together with member of Diman faculty to discuss how to grow and expand the partnership. A lot of it’s about… Read more

Sources: The Herald News

In The News: Don’t Despair: Today’s EE Students are Truly Impressive

It’s common to talk about the dismal state of undergraduate education these days, with so many students spending lots of time and serious money, while majoring in vague subjects with little discernible rigor or demands. Then there’s the annual Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge event– an impressive counter to that view… Read more

Sources: Electronics 360

In The News: DCS planning computer science curriculum for elementary students: Dr. Jeff Gray trains teachers

Three schools in the Decatur City system are preparing to pilot a curriculum that will teach students as early as kindergarten how to write computer programs. “This is where our kids are, so we have to get there with them,” Benjamin Davis Magnet School Principal Aundrea Hanson said. Jeff Gray… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily

In The News: UA lands $5M grant to boost minority participation in STEM fields

The University of Alabama recently secured a major grant to help attract minority students to STEM fields. The $5 million grant awarded from the National Science will help the AlabamaLouis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, a program assisting universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, WBMA ABC 33/40 (article), WBMA ABC 33/40 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WIAT CBS 42, WTVM ABC 9

In The News: Wood construction: How does it stack up?: Dr. Thang Dao quoted in article

About 87% of the country’s multifamily construction used wood framing in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Builders used steel framing, wood’s closest competitor, about 4% of the time, with concrete, concrete insulated forms and other framing methods making up the balance. Therefore, earlier this month, when the city… Read more

Sources: Construction Dive

In The News: UA Engineer studies shark skin to help in aerospace design

The Mako shark is fast. Amy Lang, an aerospace engineer at The University of Alabama, says that’s partly because its streamlined shape cuts through the water, but it has  a big assist from the shark’s scaly skin. Lang says such a mechanism may also help aircraft surfaces. Read more

Sources: WTOP-FM Radio, National Academy of Engineering

In The News: Diving in: Nguyen makes UA home by jumping into new experiences

Coming to America to attend college was a no-brainer for Vietnamese international student Phuong Nguyen, a sophomore electrical engineering major who loves to try new things. “The United States is the biggest economy in the world, and to go to a university here offers so many more opportunities for my… Read more

Sources: Capstone 101