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: Rocketry Challenge

Tuscaloosa area middle school sixth graders compete in a rocketry challenge at Hillcrest High School Friday, April 8, 2016. Andrew Scott, a Hillcrest Middle School student, launches his rocket. The rocketry program is sponsored by the University of Alabama’s engineering school and students from UA worked with the sixth graders… Read more

Sources: WVUA 23, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Racing is rewarding for University freshman

Tyler Audie has always had a calculated perspective on life. So much so, that at the age of nine he earned the nickname, “The Professor,” among his Pop Warner football teammates. When an NFL trainer visited Audie’s team, he asked everyone who wanted to make it to the NFL, and as… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Mosaic Magazine

In The News: Hovering By: Three aerospace engineering majors have spent their senior year learning the ins and outs of hovercrafts

The vehicle, powered by a 5-foot-wide propeller in back, was a natural target for a group of third graders visiting the University of Alabama for the College of Engineering’s E-Day.  The kids couldn’t know how important this hovercraft was to the aerospace engineers charged with upgrading it. After all, this… Read more

Sources: Mosaic

In The News: Cracking the Code – Getting IT in the classroom

In this episode, show host Dave Miller interviews Dr. Jeff Gray, one of the nation’s leading experts on the front lines of efforts to integrate computer science in the classroom, and a Mississippi entrepreneur who is co-founder of the non-profit Base Camp Coding Academy, which provides minority high school graduates… Read more

Sources: Let's Talk Tech Podcast

In The News: Alabama will be hub of scientific study of Southern tornadoes

About 40 scientists from around the nation are expected to participate in “VORTEX Southeast,” an upcoming study of the unique characteristics of tornadoes that develop in the South, weather researchers say. Like earlier studies in the Midwest, the research based in Huntsville, Alabama, will include mobile radars, drones and other… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The Opelika-Auburn News, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, Savannah Morning News, Pittsburgh Tribune

In The News: Student Engineers in Action begin replacing steps at Moundville Archeological Park

Standing 60 feet tall and made up of approximately 112,000 cubic yards of dirt, Alabama’s tallest mound began receiving a make-over on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Mound B steps at Moundville Archaeological Park have taken a beating since being built in 1967, and now, they’re getting replaced. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Perfect Chemistry: Yue strives to make a difference through research, environmental initiatives

In January 2016, more than 120 students packed the monthly American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Shelby Hall, a stark contrast from two years earlier when just 20 students attended the meetings regularly. At the front of the room stood UA’s ACS president Shuwen Yue, a senior with a dual… Read more

Sources: UA Student Affairs

In The News: What’s the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?

Imagine if you never learned addition in elementary school — and when you went to middle school, it wasn’t part of the curriculum. Then came high school, where no one breathed a word about it. By the time you were a college freshman, however, you could at long last enroll… Read more

Sources: How Stuff Works