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: Student teaches, leads community

Classmates say that when senior David Phelps enters a room, he brings an energy unlike any other. Phelps has played in the African Drum Corp, visited Ghana, attended Well College Ministry and joined Honors College Assembly. When he arrived at The University of Alabama, he joined The SOURCE, where he… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Read more

Sources: NPR

In The News: Alabama found lacking in computer science students

With more job opportunities than any other college major these days, computer science is hot. The Bureau of Labor says there will be up to 800,000 new jobs in this area by 2020. So, why are fewer than 100 students in Alabama learning about this field? …”We heard there was… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WSFA NBC 27

In The News: UA working to increase high school interest in computer science

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1 million to grant to the University of Alabama to help improve interest in computer science among high school students. Beginning in January, the grant will help the university train 50 high school teachers to lead advanced-placement courses in computer science. Read more

Sources: AL.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WCFT ABC 33/40, The Crimson White

In The News: A reboot in recruiting women into computer science

Cassidy Lamm, who grew up loving Disney movies like The Lion King, hopes to help create the next generation of animated films. When she checked into the credentials of current special-effects artists at Disney, she learned that many had majored in computer science. Now in her sophomore year at the… Read more

Sources: The Chronicle of Higher Education

In The News: Inaugural STEM-path students excited about opportunities

The students in the STEM path to the MBA — the self-proclaimed guinea pigs — seem to be satisfied after their first semester of experiments.In August 2011, the inaugural class of the STEM path to the MBA program began the studies that will lead to their graduation with both an… Read more

Sources: Manderson News

In The News: Science summer camps aim to create new technology developers

Many students know how to use technology, but that is not enough in today’s world. “We want to create technology developers, not just technology users,” said Dr. Jeff Gray, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Alabama and director of the Alabama Computer Science Summer Camps. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: CS department to partner with College Board

The University of Alabama was selected as one of the top 10 universities to participate in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Pilot Study to help with creating a new AP exam in Computer Science. The course, which is listed as CS 104, was created to offer non-major students the opportunity… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Computer science students develop smartphone apps

Students in the Computer-Based Honors Program have been working to create and develop smartphone applications. The apps the students are working on are classified as beneficial because they will help those who have health issues or physical disabilities. They range from assisting those with diabetes to helping the visually impaired… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, AL.com