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: Alabama Engineering Recruit Da’Shawn Hand

Da’Shawn Hand has the rare blend of athleticism and speed. The nation’s top-rated defensive end had 94 scholarship offers on the table. “It was a long process, but next year I will be attending the University of Alabama,” Hand said in a televised ceremony on Nov. 14, 2013 at his high… Read more

Sources: WVTM Alabam's 13

In The News: Engineering Professor Comes Up With Second Patent for Carbon-Capture Technology

Here’s the story of one patent following another:  Engineering Professor Dr. Jason E. Bara from University of Alabama, who has already patented a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, has now come up with a new liquid salt patent that can be swapped with chemicals currently… Read more

Sources: World Industrial Reporter, Engineering News Today, Lab Manager Magazine, Phys.org, Environmental Leader

In The News: 50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay: UA College of Engineering ranked 31st

These numbers come from a survey just released by NerdScholar, the higher education unit of NerdWallet, a five-year-old personal finance website based in San Francisco… 31. University of Alabama, College of Engineering Average salary: $60,700 Read more

Sources: Forbes.com

In The News: UA engineers champions in NASA competition

In 2009, NASA created an event called the Robotic Mining National Championship. Engineering students from The University of Alabama have competed as a team in the event every year since its creation. The team won first place overall for the second time in three years on May 23. Kenneth Ricks… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Al.com, Nasa.gov, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Alabama Governor Pushes Small Business Assistance

A group of small business owners and politicians gathered at the Cullman, Alabama, Area Chamber of Commerce Friday to hear Governor Robert Bentley’s pledge to bring more assistance to locally owned shops. Bentley said he plans to unveil a new website soon to help small business owners and entrepreneurs find… Read more

Sources: Cullman Times, CPA Practice Advisor, Southeast Sun

In The News: University of Alabama professor’s free course trains high school teachers

A University of Alabama computer science professor will lead a free, online course this summer to train high school teachers from across the nation in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam. “This is taking the ideas that we planned regionally for Alabama and scaling it up… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Safety measures amp up as Memorial Day approaches

Local and state law enforcement will increase their presence on Alabama roads as Memorial Day, and the inevitability of holiday motorists, approaches. According to data from the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, 3,580 wrecks were reported for Calhoun County in 2011 — an average of… Read more

Sources: The Anniston Star

In The News: UA students going to NASA competition

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against other robots by navigating an obstacle course that will simulate the surface of Mars. The robots must collect Martian soil… Read more

Sources: WVUA TV

In The News: National Science Foundation presents award for powered prosthesis development

The National Science Foundation awarded Xiangrong Shen, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama college of Engineering, the CAREER Award to assist in his work on a powered prosthesis that mimics natural joints. Read more

Sources: Healio, OandP.com, Rehab Management, AZ Robotics, WBMA ABC 33/40, WIAT CBS 42