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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: Not your Typical College Day: Transform this Camaro

Kaylie Crosby is the project manager overseeing a team of 134. Using the special technology of the auto industry, VDP (Vehicle Development Process) she and her team of engineers are working on making a Chevrolet Camaro more fuel-efficient while “retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety, and consumer appeal.” Kaylie’s a fourth year… Read more

Sources: The Educated Mom

In The News: Alabama Graphite Finds Natural Graphene on its Coosa Property in Alabama

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has found naturally occurring flake graphene at its Coosa Property in Alabama, USA. The graphene was obtained using an innovative and cost effective process, by Dr. Nitin Chopra of The University of Alabama under our sponsored research partnership. Read more

Sources: Market Watch, Street Insider, 4-Traders.com, One Page News

In The News: Computer Science Course Draws in Arts Students: UA professor of computer science instrumental in creation

Last December, the College Board launcheda new Advanced Placement (AP) course designed to teach Computer Science Principles (CSP). The course, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), intends to make computer science accessible to all students and to increase participation by females, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities. Read more

Sources: Product Design and Development

In The News: Alabama aerospace engineering students might just bring another championship to Tuscaloosa

A group of aerospace engineering students at the University of Alabama is hoping to attend a “Design, Build, Fly” competition in Tucson, Arizona this Spring, but they need a little help getting there. The six seniors on the team established a “GoFundMe” campaign, hoping to use the “crowd funding” website… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News

In The News: Alabama Cross Country earns All-Academic Honors: Mechanical engineering student among honored

University of Alabama track and field/cross country junior Katelyn Greenleaf and sophomore Hannah Waggoner are two of 153 women in Division I who earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for the 2014 cross country season, the USTFCCCA announced recently. The Alabama men’s… Read more

Sources: RollTide.com, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Study shows that Alabama still needs more state troopers: Study from University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety cited

Drivers could soon see more state troopers on patrol across the state. This follows a law enforcement reorganization. Alabama law enforcement agency officials say 21 new state troopers graduated from a Selma training center and will soon begin working roadways across the state. Authorities say this is the first trooper… Read more

Sources: WVTM NBC 13, The Dothan Eagle, WVUA News, WDEF CBS 12 , WVUE Fox 8, WSFA 12, WWBT NBC 12, AL.com

In The News: UA Wins FLW College Fishing Tournament on Lake Seminole: Two engineering students take top prize

The University of Alabama team of Charles Hurst of Arley, Alabama, and Ethan Flack of Cullman, Alabama, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 25 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW… Read more

Sources: Bass Resource

In The News: State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car

Maryland’s top transportation official on Thursday ordered immediate inspections of 27 aging, state-owned bridges after a chunk of concrete fell on a Prince George’s County woman’s car from the bottom of the Interstate 495 overpass in Morningside… Michael Kreger, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Alabama who has… Read more

Sources: The Baltimore Sun