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: Severe weather warnings: Why you need to pay attention more than ever

When it comes to weather in Alabama, no matter what time of year, there’s just one thing to do: “Prepare for it to be bad.” “The warning process has improved so much that there is less opportunity for desensitization,” said Dr. Laura Myers, deputy director and research scientist at The Center… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Survey finds Georgians are confused about winter weather alerts

January 28, 2014 is a day few of us will forget.  People stranded in cars. Children stranded in schools. Families separated and scared after a winter storm hit metro Atlanta. Now, Channel 2 Action News is getting a better look at just what happened, and why so many people went… Read more

Sources: WSB-TV 2

In The News: Computer science instruction to get boost

Per capita, Huntsville has one of the highest concentrations of software developers in the nation, said Jeff Gray, a computer science professor at the University of Alabama. But a majority of people in those well-paying jobs aren’t from Alabama.   While the state’s colleges teach computer science, its K-12 system… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily, The Florence Times-Daily, Tech Alabama, Shelby County Reporter, Pelham Reporter, Selma Times-Journal, Tech Alabama, The Decatur Daily, Government Technology, The Madison Record

In The News: STEM Path to the MBA Students Share in Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at U.N.

Two STEM Path To The MBA students were at the United Nations in NYC recently to represent The University of Alabama, the Culverhouse College of Commerce and the College of Engineering at the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. The Culverhouse College of Commerce sponsored Rachel Ramey, a junior in civil engineering… Read more

Sources: UA Culverhouse News

In The News: Restrictions on teen driving need strengthening

Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should be strengthened by postponing a teen’s license until the age of 17, said David Brown, a research associate with the… Read more

Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser

In The News: New research estimates 2,500 wrecks could occur during Thanksgiving week

If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, you need to buckle up. A new study from The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) estimates more than 2,500 wrecks could happen on Alabama highways this week. The Thanksgiving travel period is defined as the holiday on Thursday and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, Montgomery Advertiser, Indy Star, USA Today, AL.com, WAAY ABC 31

In The News: Hurst share major, college experience: Triplets all study engineering

Born July 27, 1990, the Hurst triplets were brought into a family full of Alabama fans. Blake, Garrett and Taylor Hurst grew up in Dothan, Alabama, spending their summers on the lake and helping on their grandparents’ farm. They attended the same school from first grade through high school and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: A new fellow for UA

The International Road Federation, a nonprofit organization focused on development and maintenance of better, more sustainable roads, has named Samwel Zephaniah, a doctoral student in engineering at University of Alabama, 
a fellow. Zephaniah will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the federation’s annual multi-day leadership and 
orientation program. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA student chosen to attend climate conference

University of Alabama officials say a senior chemical engineering and chemistry student has been chosen to participate in a conference on climate change being hosted by the United Nations. University officials said in a statement that Catherine King of Huntsville is one of eight students the American Chemical Society selected to… Read more

Sources: Al.com, Athens News-Courier, WTVY CBS 4, Greenfield Daily Reporter, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News