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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: Test engineers advise university’s design class

Andrew Carnegie once said, “We learn by doing.” Senior metallurgical and materials engineering students at the University of Alabama are doing just that thanks to two engineers from the Redstone Test Center.  This support began during the fall semester of 2018, when Suzanne McLendon, an Alabama graduate, was contacted to… Read more

Sources: Redstone Rocket

In The News: JOHN MERRILL DISCUSSES ELECTION SECURITY AT CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE

The Office of the Secretary of State hosted educators from around Alabama Thursday afternoon for a cybersecurity seminar at the University of Alabama. Recently, there have been several cybersecurity attacks across the country, even right here in Tuscaloosa with the recent DCH Health System ransomware attack. At the event, Alabama… Read more

Sources: WVUA, Fox 6

In The News: Former professor returns to lead transportation institute

Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama on Feb. 17 to serve as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.  Parrish was employed at the University from 1990 to 2015 and served as a professor in the department of computer science, founding director of the CARE Research and… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: NASA-funded space radiation studies could save astronauts’ lives

Physicists are teaming up with computer scientists in a NASA-funded study to help predict solar flares and radiation that can disable spacecraft and potentially kill astronauts. NASA has awarded a $550,000 grant to the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne to begin the three-year machine learning project next month. Computer… Read more

Sources: Breitbart, UPI

In The News: Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2020; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 12 at Laureates Awards Gala

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” The awards recognize students earning STEM degrees who are nominated by their universities on the basis of their academic performance, civic contribution… Read more

Sources: MarketScreener, Globe Newswire, Yellowhammer

In The News: Weather warning experts say many people don’t know their location

Dr. Laura Myers with the University of Alabama has many years of researching the weather warning communication process. Dr. Myers is the director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety at UA. Myers said her studies show that many people are not aware of where they live on the map.… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 - 7 a.m., WVUA, CBS 42 - 6 p.m., WVUA - 6 p.m.

In The News: What’s New in HPC Research: Gravitational Lenses, the Human Brain Project, Biofuels & More

Extreme-scale cosmology simulations are crucial to understanding our universe, but the data they produce can be unwieldy, necessitating compression. In this paper, researchers from the University of Alabama and Los Alamos National Laboratory propose the use of GPU-based lossy compression for these simulations, demonstrating that this compression can provide the… Read more

Sources: Hpcwire.com

In The News: Is Mobile ready for electric scooters? Trendy devices bring safety and regulatory worries

In Alabama, there have been only 11 incidences of scooter crashes in the past five years, according to data compiled by the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at the University of Alabama. Of those 11 crashes, nine of them occurred to youths who were under the age of 18.… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: 20 Experts Predict The Most Significant Weather And Climate Advances Of The Next Decade

We seem to be at the edge of a transition from an idea about humans dominating nature and controlling the natural world to the notion that human life is dependent on a holistic understanding of the natural world. I think the weather and climate enterprise will make breakthroughs in ways… Read more

Sources: Forbes, Head Topics

In The News: Driverless shuttles gain steam in Michigan

After Michiganders tested the first wave of driverless buses, the greatest gripe was the lack of music. “There’s this clear trend where people were not commenting on the autonomy at all,” said Kelly Bartlett, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s policy adviser for autonomous vehicles. “One of the main reactions people… Read more

Sources: grbj