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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: Member Voices: Jobsite Safety for Construction Safety Week and Beyond

It’s Construction Safety Week, an important time to highlight concepts and practices that are crucial to the industry year-round … It’s a group effort by Miranda Reed, Anil Cercer, and Ifeanyi Okpala, engineering students at the University of Alabama, discussing important safety topics for this year’s Construction Safety Week. Read more

Sources: ASCE News

In The News: Atmospheric Circulation Patterns Associated with Extreme United States Floods Identified via Machine Learning

The massive socioeconomic impacts engendered by extreme floods provides a clear motivation for improved understanding of flood drivers … Affiliations: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA – Hamid Moradkhani. Read more

Sources: Nature.com, Phys.org, Smart Water Magazine

In The News: UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are the best engineers. The Alabama Astrobotics team has won the competition five times. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA at 6 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at Noon (Birmingham), WVUA at 5 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at 4 p.m. (Birmingham), Iowa Ag Connection, QNS, Glen Ellyn Patch (Illinois)

In The News: Problems with enforcing the law when it comes to drivers passing stopped school buses

But the University of Alabama’ s Center for Advanced Public Safety says only 1,064 citations were issued for illegal passes of stopped school buses in all of 2018. According to school transportation officials, most Alabama school buses don’t have exterior cameras to catch automobile drivers passing illegally. When the bus… Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Education brief: Kevin Townsend of northern Colorado Springs among UA engineering students building interactive cube for RISE

Colorado Springs’ Kevin Townsend is part of a University of Alabama student team that is continuing a three-year tradition of local outreach projects. The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and a group of engineering senior design students partnered with the RISE Center, a school for infants and preschoolers with and… Read more

Sources: Colorado Springs Gazette

In The News: Why maps still matter: Working out a big severe weather worry

Veteran Alabama TV meteorologist James Spann touched on a topic — and a nerve — during severe weather coverage over the weekend in Alabama … One of the people taking an in-depth look at the problem — and everyone agrees it’s a problem — is Dr. Laura Myers, the director… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: TV Meteorologist Gets Death Threats After Station Cuts Into Masters Coverage

An Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats Sunday after her station cut into the Masters coverage to warn viewers of tornado threats … Dr. Laura Myers, director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, can relate. “I’m a huge Masters fan and was watching Saturday”… Read more

Sources: Weather.com, PJ Media, ClickOrlando.com, NBC 10 (Roanoke, Virginia)

In The News: University of Alabama team look at untreated sewage issue

How much untreated sewage gets dumped in Alabama’s Black Belt? That’s the question a team of students and professors at the University of Alabama is trying to determine. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, USA Today, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, Alabama News Center, AL.com, Alabama Public Radio, U.S. News, 945 The Answer, Washington Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Beaumont Enterprise (Texas), Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia), WWLP 22 (Chicopee, Massachusetts), West Plains Daily Quill (New York), Municipal Water and Sewer Magazine, Al.com, Montgomery Advertiser