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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: 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

In The News: Tuscaloosa students build, test model buildings to beat earthquakes

The historic quake, as well as two others, were simulated at the Large Scale Structures Laboratory in the South Engineering Research Center on the University of Alabama’s campus Tuesday to test the strength of a six-story high-rise building model designed and constructed by students in a civil engineering class at… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Hartselle High School wins state robotics competition

Hartselle High School fielded robotics teams for the first time at the Alabama Robotics Competition at the University of Alabama, but the school did not perform like rookies. One of Hartselle’s teams took first place with a perfect score, successfully completing all of their challenges faster than their competitors. Another… Read more

Sources: Tech Alabama

In The News: Huge tornado research project coming to Alabama, Southeast next year: CAPS researcher part of research team

Alabama and the Southeast will be ground zero next spring for the continuation of one of the largest tornado research projects in history. The working title for now is Vortex-Southeast, and the goal is to understand more about Southern-style tornadoes — and how to prevent them from becoming infamous killers.… Read more

Sources: AL.com