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 Concrete Canoe Team Returning to Regional Competition

A team from the UA School fo Engineering will return to a regional concrete canoe competition next week. A team of 18 civil engineering students have been constructing a concrete canoe since the beginning of the school year. The American Soceity of Civil Engineers Southeast Conference Concrete Canoe Competition will… Read more

Sources: WVUA-TV

In The News: Alex Hainen receives Purdue CoE Research Award

Congratulations to Alex Hainen, recipient of the 2014 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. Alex Hainen is a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University and future faculty at the University of Alabama in civil engineering focusing on transportation engineering. Read more

Sources: Purdue University News

In The News: Tickets start Monday on three new camera-monitored intersections

Starting Monday, tickets will be issued for red-light violations captured by cameras at three new intersections across the city… Steven L. Jones Jr., an associate professor in the University of Alabama’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and a member of the University Transportation Center for Alabama, a research center… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Engineering professor makes name for himself in musical world

Alan Lane is not the typical chemical engineering professor: He doubles as Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, singer and songwriter. With a head of gray hair and a face framed by a matching beard, Lane started performing for audiences late in his life. Having learned guitar in middle school, he kept music… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Seat belt use is required in other vehicles, but why not school buses?

The effectiveness of seat belts — both lap belts and shoulder straps — in reducing injuries and deaths in automobile accidents is widely documented in studies and backed up by anecdotes from first responders. But when it comes to requiring seat belts on school buses, safety experts are divided …… Read more

Sources: Monroe News Star, Lafayette Advertiser