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: 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

In The News: University of Alabama’s Dr. Amy Lang researching practical applications of butterfly, shark scales

Horsepower allows cars to move faster with more power. Fins allow surfers to maneuver their boards through the water. In the case of a plane crash, passengers evacuate onto the wing. Often, engineers mimic forces in nature to improve the way man-made objects function. University of Alabama aerospace engineering professor… Read more

Sources: Mosaic Magazine

In The News: College of Engineering to offer 2 new degrees

University of Alabama students will have two new majors to choose from in the fall. The College of Engineering will add degrees in environmental engineering and architectural engineering to meet demand in the state and country. Along with the pre-established construction and civil engineering degrees, students in the department of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: January storm brought increase in serious wrecks on rural roads

Predictably, wrecks on Alabama roadways increased during the winter storm that surprised the state two weeks ago, though most of the severe accidents occurred on rural routes free of congestion where road speeds remained faster, according to University of Alabama researchers. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: 3D-printed molecule provides new perspective for cancer research

While two-dimensional modeling of double-stranded DNA molecules has been useful for the purpose of cancer research, the composition of the G-quadruplex, a four-stranded DNA sequence, has proven a different beast. A 3D printing lab at the University of Alabama has successfully produced a physical model of its molecular structure, improving… Read more

Sources: Gizmag, Phys.org, Medical Design Technology