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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: STEM Path to the MBA: The Back Story

As Bob Curtchfield, general partner of Harbet Venture Partners, settled into his Birmingham-bound flight from Chicago, he introduced himself to the young man seated beside him. The two soon found common ground. The 17-year-old young man from San Clemente, California, Jake Warner was on his way to The University of… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: EcoCAR 3 Opens Doors: Competition Challenges STEM Path to MBA Students

UA senior Kaylie Crosby scribles some last minute notes as her Thursday afternoon meeting begins. Joining her around the table are engineering leaders, communication leaders and faculty advisors. Their weekly EcoCAR 3 meeting has begun and, as usual, there is much to discuss. Crosby, a student majoring in mechanical engineering… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: University of Alabama students recognized in EcoCAR3 competition as ‘Team to Watch’

University of Alabama students competing in a four-year national competition to design an energy-efficient high-performance vehicle were recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the competition. The awards came as the top teams and presenters were recognized during the first-year EcoCAR 3 competition earlier this… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), The Crimson White

In The News: Graduate students take part in National Flood Interoperability Experiment Summer Institute to develop new tools

Graduate students from across the nation will get the chance to explore the possibilities and applications of a high-tech hydrologic simulation and forecasting model similar to one being developed by the National Weather Service during a seven-week summer institute being hosted by the National Water Center and the University of… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA News, WIAT CBS 42, The Crimson White

In The News: LOCAL Q&A: William MacGavin, didgeridoo guru, University of Alabama student

This week, we are learning about didgeridoos from University of Alabama third-year student William MacGavin. MacGavin is from Temecula, Calif., and is an architectural engineering major pursuing a master’s degree in business administration through the STEM program. Not only is MacGavin an avid player of the didgeridoo, he is also… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA students take part in EcoCar Competition

Muscle cars have long been a staple of the American auto industry, but can these classics be redesigned to have speed, horsepower and even protect the environment at the same time? Engineering students from across the country are taking on the challenge by going under the hood of a 2016… Read more

Sources: WSFA 12, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: University of Alabama students win NASA space mining competition

Though the University of Alabama has its fair share of athletic national championships, a group of engineering and computer science students are racking up academic trophies in a national robotics competition. Alabama Astrobiotics won UA a second national championship in NASA’s Robotic Mining Championship last week, having constructed their own autonomous robot… Read more

Sources: AL.com, Science Times, WAFF 48, WBHM ABC 33/40, BAYN-TV, The Crimson White

In The News: UA students to compete in NASA robotics challenge

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team will soon find out if it has what it takes to help NASA explore space. The team is gearing up for a competition at the Kennedy Space Center. The team is putting the final touches on the robot they built that they are calling… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, Alabama Public Radio

In The News: Researchers develop virtual reality system to treat severe weather anxiety, phobias

Just over four years ago on April 27, 2011, Alabama experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks on record.  In all, 62 tornadoes and 252 deaths were recorded across the state. Many of the physical scars from that day have begun to heal over time, but the unseen psychological and… Read more

Sources: WHNT 19