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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: 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

In The News: Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers

Back when they were students at the University of Alabama’s School of Engineering, Arnar Thors says he and Matt Fitzgerald often collaborated on class assignments and even built race cars together in design competitions.  After graduation, the two worked for several years in Birmingham as engineers before joining forces again… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: Detours – Nanotubes

University of Alabama Engineering graduate student Will Guin works with “pop-tubes,” which use microwaves, to create a more effective airframe skin for the Boeing 787 aircraft. His research and presentation won him first place in the 3 Minute Thesis competition on campus in 2013. Read more

Sources: The Center for Public Television

In The News: Alabama Graphite and The University of Alabama Formally Engage in Research Collaboration

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has been collaborating under a Sponsored Research Agreement with The University of Alabama. The Company has teamed up with the lab of Dr. Nitin Chopra, Associate Professor in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at The University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance

In The News: UA receives $30,000 from General Motors

A team of University of Alabama students received $30,000 from General Motors to build a car of the future. Here are members of EcoCar Team 3 holding the check during a presentation ceremony. They have four years to start and finish the project. The team must redesign and market a 2016 Chevy… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WVUA TV