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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: UA students cultivate LED-light technology for disinfecting drinking water and saving lives in developing countries.

The idea of using LED light to purify water might sound like something from a futuristic science-fiction movie, but thanks to a group of chemical engineering students at The University of Alabama, the future might be closer than you think. Read more

Sources: Service Learning

In The News: OPERATION HYDRATION: Civil Engineering student teaches water purification in India

For centuries, India has held the imaginations of explorers and entrepreneurs alike. Exotic stories and photographs of elephants and tigers, colorful markets filled with spices and tapestries, and ancient temples fuel the wanderlust of travelers. Likewise, tales of economic opportunity and rapid technological growth entice business-minded individuals to seek their… Read more

Sources: Mosaic

In The News: Alabama Football Benefits From Engineering

Collaboration between The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering and the Crimson Tide Athletics Department resulted in a unique addition to the Bama sidelines during football games. Read more

Sources: Scout.com, The Tuscaloosa News, AL.com, The Decatur Daily, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Dothan Eagle, Bama OnLine, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Anniston Star, The Florence Times Daily, ESPN Part 1, ESPN Part 2, WSFA NBC 12, WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WVUA 23, WTVY CBS 4, The Crimson White, Athletic Training Today, The Daily Bama Blog, College AD, WBRC Fox 6 Tide & Tigers Tailgate Show, SEC Network, Alabama Public Radio

In The News: “WOW! That’s Engineering” encourages middle-school students to look into tech fields

On Saturday, University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor Beth Todd began a daylong engineering seminar aimed at middle-school students with a slideshow for their parents. Todd showed slides of famous engineers. Of those engineers, parents could name Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and the fictional Tony Stark of “Ironman,” but… Read more

Sources: The Tucaloosa News

In The News: University of Alabama joins nationwide initiative in STEM fields

The University of Alabama is among approximately 25 institutions nationwide working together to develop resources to help create sustainable change and improve participation by minority women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Not the Race but the Journey: For the students on UA’s Crimson Racing team, the process of designing and building a competition car instills a deeper understanding of engineering principles.

The students on the Crimson Racing team are not there because of class. There’s no professor taking roll. There are no grades. No extra credit. No effect on GPA. But for University of Alabama students on the team, the experience of building a small racecar from scratch to race in a… Read more

Sources: UA Undergraduate Magazine

In The News: New Material That Slows Light Might Be in Your Next Optical Wire

It seems that scientists at the University of Alabama designed and made a material that changes the speed of light in a new, and more effective way than previous methods did. The research was done by two professors and three grad students in the UA College of Engineering who managed… Read more

Sources: Softpedia, Phys.org, Nanowerk, The News on Time, Lab Manager, Medical Design Briefs

In The News: Alabama Innovation Fund awards $4.5 million for promising research: UA researchers in mechanical, metallurgical engineering among receipients

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Innovation Fund has awarded nearly $4.5 million to advance research being conducted at universities and other institutions, providing key support for programs that could generate new ventures and create jobs across the state. This year, the Alabama Innovation Fund is funding 14 projects at six… Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: From the Olympic Stadium to Alabama Soccer Complex: Aerospace engineering student first active player in the history of the Alabama women’s soccer program to appear in a World Cup

Standing on the field at Olympic Stadium in Montreal Celia Jimenez looks into the stands to see her parents. She then flashes back to the moment when she kicked her first soccer ball at the age of six. She reminisces about the trip to the stadium with police escorts, and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: No handlebars: Student gains recognition as campus Unicycle Guy

Heads turn as a one-wheeled vehicle zips by students making their way to their 8 a.m. classes. They wonder if it’s a bike or maybe a skateboard. It’s neither. It’s actually just your friendly 
neighborhood unicyclist. “I remember there used to be a different guy, but he graduated, so I… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White