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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 awarded Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship

In July of 2015, University of Alabama graduate student Nathan Klenke was awarded the Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship. This prestigious honor placed Klenke in the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow Program. This program is specified to students who are studying within transportation-related domains. The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship was created in 1953… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Brazilian student finds home at the University of Alabama

Isabelle Moreira, an international student from Brazil, is a junior majoring in chemical engineering. To Isabelle, America is a place where she can further her education through new opportunities and learn the language while enjoying a few football games on the side. CW: Why did you choose the University of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Engineering students explore other cultures while improving living environments in impoverished regions

College should be a time of discovery, adventure and embracing new ideas, but many students have hardly left their home states, let alone the country. Philip Johnson, associate professor of engineering at The University of Alabama, saw this problem and decided to expose students to different ways of life outside… Read more

Sources: Service Learning

In The News: Former Cecil student wins University of Alabama transfer award

After greeting Cecil College Professor Gail Wyant’s physics class with a customary “Roll Tide,” frequently uttered by University of Alabama students, fans and supporters, Kara Parks shared a story of how her previous coursework in North East paid dividends more than 900 miles away on a fluid mechanics exam in… Read more

Sources: The Cecil Whig

In The News: UA SITE camp hosts 150 high school students

The University of Alabama’s engineering department held the 25th annual SITE camp, or Student Introductory to Engineering Camp, from July 12-31. The camp has three one-week segments in which 150 high school students, who are rising juniors and seniors from all across the country, travel to Tuscaloosa to take part… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?: Dr. Jeff Gray in Computer Science featured in article

It’s no secret that computer science (CS) courses are not a priority in many high schools. Across the nation, many schools get away with packaging courses that teach kids to make Powerpoints, spreadsheets and other rudimentary work as ‘computer science.’ But when authentic CS is offered, it’s often in the… Read more

Sources: edSurge

In The News: Student studies in Innsbruck, gets to travel Europe

This summer I was fortunate enough to participate in the UA in Austria program led by Glenn Tootle through the College of Engineering. I participated in the summer interim course, Water Resources and Climate: European Alps, to gain a unique technical elective credit for my major. Although I returned from… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: STEM Path Students Finding Solutions to Poverty in India

A group of 14 students from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and College of Engineering’s STEM Path to the MBA program will travel to India on July 13 for a three-week excursion, but this is not a typical study abroad trip. These students in the innovative STEM MBA program are… Read more

Sources: Culverhouse News

In The News: Computer science booming in Alabama

Alabama is leading the nation in bringing computer science courses to the classroom.  In fact, teachers are going back to school to learn how to instruct students in computer science. This is the third year for computer science training for teachers at the University of Alabama campus. 22 new schools are… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40