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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 to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be used to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help with local transportation systems. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Travel Wire News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Crimson White, Phone Week, Equipment World

In The News: GOVERNOR VISITS TUSCALOOSA TO SPEAK AT AWARD CEREMONY

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was in Tuscaloosa Friday as the keynote speaker for the Randall Scholar awards. Ivey recognized Randall Premier award winner Donna Xia for her contributions in chemical engineering, and also spoke to University of Alabama students and staff about her goals for the future of the state… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: ASTM International Selects Alabama Student for WISE Internship

ASTM International will sponsor Kaitlyn Bishay, a rising senior at the University of Alabama, for the prestigious Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. WISE is a competitive summer program in Washington, D.C., offered annually to about a dozen engineering juniors and seniors interested in public policy. The program… Read more

Sources: ASTM Standardization News, ASTM International

In The News: Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer. Nevertheless, it was “summer” when a team of researchers from The University of Alabama dragged a radar across the Arctic ice in hopes of seeing underneath. Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama’s deadly tornado ripped through homes — and exposed vulnerabilities

Connie Moman thought these would be her last moments: huddling in her bedroom closet with her husband and her dog, feeling the wind rattle their double-wide trailer, listening to the towering trees in her yard splinter in the tornado’s grip … While praising the initiative, Laura Myers, director of the… Read more

Sources: Washington Post, Savannah Morning News (Georgia), Alton Telegraph (Illinois), San Francisco Gate, The Bryan Eagle (Texas), Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky)

In The News: Editorial: Every Alabama county needs 24/7 state trooper coverage

In comments to Alabama Political Reporter, ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor has said his goal is to have 670 troopers patrolling the state’s roads and highways … And that’s still below the 1,000 troopers Alabama should employ based on its geographic size and population, according to data from the Center for… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

In The News: Spilling The Secret To A Mako Shark’s Speed

For years, researchers led by Amy Lang of the University of Alabama have been studying how large and heavy aquatic animals can reach such a high speed. Their latest results will be presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston. Read more

Sources: Forbes, New Scientist, Science.Orf , Dive Photo Guide, EP Root, New Atlas, F3 News, 24 Australia, Asia Pacific Daily, The Independent, Earth.com, Yahoo!, Best News, EurekAlert, Daily Heralds, Army Technology, ABC 7 (Washington, DC), Ars Technica, Fox News Network, Fighter Sweep

In The News: Alabama graduate displays race cars on engineering campus

John Allen, a 1979 University of Alabama graduate in the school of engineering, displayed his BMW race cars Monday in front of the engineering campus. Allen and his team are headed to Austin, Texas, to race at the Circuit of the Americas track in the Pirelli World Challenge racing series. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Speed Sport , Fox 6 (Birmingham)