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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: In School

Nearly 500 students at The University of Alabama highlighted their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on March 27. Among the participants and presentations were Timothy Foley, of Hampstead, “Determination of Set Point for Alkali-Activated Materials Utilizing Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy” in the Engineering, Transportation and Energy category… Read more

Sources: Carroll County Times (Virginia)

In The News: Occidental Petroleum CEO, a University of Alabama grad, on cusp of outmuscling a rival 5 times as big

The Bessemer native became the first female CEO of a major U.S. oil company when she took the reins in 2016. Hollub graduated from the University of Alabama in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mineral engineering, petroleum option, and was inducted into the university’s College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter

In The News: Human zombie-like cells act alive despite being dead

Scientists at the University of Alabama (UA) have figured out a comical technique, developed human “zombie-like” cells that are technically no longer alive but with membranes continue to bind to useful compounds. That leaves the cells with one useful ability: its walls are still able to interact with active compounds and fish… Read more

Sources: Technology Times, Nano Magazine, Phys.org, SyFy Wire

In The News: Member Voices: Jobsite Safety for Construction Safety Week and Beyond

It’s Construction Safety Week, an important time to highlight concepts and practices that are crucial to the industry year-round … It’s a group effort by Miranda Reed, Anil Cercer, and Ifeanyi Okpala, engineering students at the University of Alabama, discussing important safety topics for this year’s Construction Safety Week. Read more

Sources: ASCE News

In The News: Atmospheric Circulation Patterns Associated with Extreme United States Floods Identified via Machine Learning

The massive socioeconomic impacts engendered by extreme floods provides a clear motivation for improved understanding of flood drivers … Affiliations: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA – Hamid Moradkhani. Read more

Sources: Nature.com, Phys.org, Smart Water Magazine

In The News: UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are the best engineers. The Alabama Astrobotics team has won the competition five times. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA at 6 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at Noon (Birmingham), WVUA at 5 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at 4 p.m. (Birmingham), Iowa Ag Connection, QNS, Glen Ellyn Patch (Illinois)

In The News: Problems with enforcing the law when it comes to drivers passing stopped school buses

But the University of Alabama’ s Center for Advanced Public Safety says only 1,064 citations were issued for illegal passes of stopped school buses in all of 2018. According to school transportation officials, most Alabama school buses don’t have exterior cameras to catch automobile drivers passing illegally. When the bus… Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Education brief: Kevin Townsend of northern Colorado Springs among UA engineering students building interactive cube for RISE

Colorado Springs’ Kevin Townsend is part of a University of Alabama student team that is continuing a three-year tradition of local outreach projects. The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and a group of engineering senior design students partnered with the RISE Center, a school for infants and preschoolers with and… Read more

Sources: Colorado Springs Gazette