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: Mixing it Up: Dual Masters degree programs at UA are producing formidable job candidates.

Like Reese’s peanut butter cups, sometimes the right mixture lends itself to a perfect combination. That’s the case for UA students who are mixing their majors and finding it’s fast becoming a formula for success. Take students Samantha Walker and Holly Poole who are signed up for the Dual Enrollment… Read more

Sources: UA Culverhouse News

In The News: University of Alabama to host workshop on sustainable fuels

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is co-sponsoring a sustainable fuels workshop Tuesday featuring 10 nationally recognized experts in energy. The “Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion,” workshop will focus on research on production, processing and combustion of biofuels and opportunity fuels. Its goal is to enlighten students and encourage… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Foley hires new city engineer from Tuscaloosa: Engineer is UA graduate

FOLEY,  Alabama — Foley recently welcomed Chad Christian to the position of city engineer. Christian came to Foley from the city of Tuscaloosa, where he worked for 15 years as drainage engineer. Christian takes the position held by Butch Stokes who served as city engineer from September 2007 until his retirement… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

In The News: High-tech Huntsville company Venturi launches $20,000 competition to prevent hot car deaths: Seniors in mechanical engineering to help design

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mike Alvarez may be president and CEO of a high-tech aerospace company, but he’s also a father. And a grandfather. Last year Alvarez became disturbed by an increasing number of news stories about young children dying after being accidentally left in hot cars. He decided his company… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Robot invasion: Big Island to host college competition: College of Engineering students to participate

In the first competition of its kind on the Big Island, seven college teams will put their robots to the test in an inaugural space mining simulation on the slope of Mauna Kea. The five-day event will kick off Monday with a public demonstration of the rover-like machines on Hilo… Read more

Sources: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Pacific Business News, Big Island Now, West Hawaii Today

In The News: At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of Alabama, UAH, and Auburn University participated… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: Having mastered auto, Tuscaloosa targets aerospace: University of Alabama can become a partner to aerospace firms setting up shop in the area.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Twenty years after Tuscaloosa landed a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant that turned Alabama into an automotive powerhouse, the city is ramping up efforts to recruit another advanced manufacturing sector: aerospace. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and officials from the city and county will travel with the Tuscaloosa County Industrial… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers: Trent Boyd gave up a career as a civil engineer to return to his roots as a farmer in Cullman County.

A 1996 civil engineering graduate from the University of Alabama, Trent Boyd was working for a building and excavation contractor in Birmingham when it closed its doors two years ago. Boyd, who grew up on a Cullman County farm, decided at that point to begin farming full time instead of… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama