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: US Army Research Lab Scientists Creating Atomic-Level 3D Reconstructions of Specimens

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is responsible for plenty of innovative 3D printing research over the years, such as 3D printing drones and working with recycled 3D printing material … Dr. Hornbuckle himself developed the probe during his time as a graduate student at the University of Alabama. Army scientists and other researchers now ask… Read more

Sources: 3-D Print, APG News, 3D Printing Industry, Inside 3D Printing

In The News: Alliance Awards $55,000 in Scholarships Through 2018 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the recipients of its 2018 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships, which include three new recipients and the renewal of eight scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year … A William A. Good Scholarship was renewed for Sophie McGuire, who attends University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa… Read more

Sources: Roofers Coffee Shop

In The News: Supervisors Fund New Position to Work on Santa Barbara County Emergency Preparedness, Outreach

The Board of Supervisors funded a community outreach liaison on Tuesday, and the new position will work on Santa Barbara County emergency-preparedness efforts … There is another survey asking for input on emergency messaging for the Thomas Fire and Jan. 9 Montecito debris flow, which is being conducted by the University of… Read more

Sources: Nooz Hawk

In The News: Report says 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association released a report earlier this year on deficient bridges in the United States, saying 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient … Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute at the University of Alabama, told the Alabama Newscenter, that statistics show… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today

In The News: Schools encouraged to apply for $1,500 state grant for robotics programs

Middle and high school officials interested in earning a $1,500 grant to improve or expand their robotics programs have until Aug. 31 to apply, according to the Alabama State Department of Education. Winners will be announced by Oct. 1. . . . Computer science professor Jeff Gray oversees the University of Alabama’s annual… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Transportation officials discuss financial needs of infrastructure

Having ballooned from initial projections of $800 million to nearly $2 billion today, the Interstate 10 bridge project over the Mobile River would be impossible for the Alabama Department of Transportation to fund on its own … ATI, a department of The University of Alabama, recently signed a lease with… Read more

Sources: Lagniappe

In The News: 17 AL counties awarded highway safety grants

Nearly one-million dollars in grants have been awarded to law enforcement agencies across the southeastern portion of the state by Gov. Kay Ivey, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs reports … The extra enforcement will cover impaired driving and excessive speed “hotspots” as identified by the University of… Read more

Sources: NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 15 (Mobile)

In The News: 2018 SEMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND LOAN FORGIVENESS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies … Dudley Moore (University of Alabama, Mechanical Engineering) Read more

Sources: Specialty Equipment Market Association, Aftermarket News

In The News: UA engineering student creates self-defense jewelry line

And while there is self-defense weaponry on the market, very few products are practical for integrating into the daily female lifestyle. That’s what inspired one University of Alabama student to create her own company, to better equip women. It’s fashion, with a purpose. Read more

Sources: WVTM (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Computer science programs growing in AL

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer… Read more

Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), Fox 8 (New Orleans), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)