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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: Study Calls for New Global Standard for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation: UA professor co-author on study

A new study conducted jointly by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine calls for a new global standard for improvements in household drinking water and sanitation access. Co-authors include… Mark Elliott, Gillings School alumnus and… Read more

Sources: Infection Control Today

In The News: Freshman Q&A: Kayla Rettig

Alabama Softball welcomes five newcomers to the team this season, so we’ll be chatting with all of them this week. Our fourth newcomer is Kayla Rettig from Staunton, Ill. How long have you been playing softball? “I started around kindergarten with tee-ball and then kept playing all the way through… Read more

Sources: RollTide.com

In The News: Univ. of Alabama start-up business presenting a platinum replacement

Could platinum soon become obsolete? AUniversity of Alabama (UA) technology may be the answer to replace this precious metal. Zhichao Shan and Archana Panikar, UA chemistry graduate students; Dr. Shanlin Pan, a UA associate professor of chemistry; and Dr. Arunava Gupta, a UA professor of chemistry and chemical and biological… Read more

Sources: Tech Alabama, Your Houston News, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: Engineered by humans, inspired by nature: Biomimicry allows scientists to take a page out of nature’s playbook

Inventors have been exploring biomimicry as early as the Renaissance era when Leonardo Da Vinci sketched out a bat-shaped wing contraption for human flight, called an ornithopter. Engineers take what they see in the natural world and integrate it into new technologies. A research group at the University of Alabama is… Read more

Sources: Science Line

In The News: UA startup places second overall

The University of Alabama is home to more than a dozen startup companies that span across multiple fields of study. Some of these include 2b Electronic, whose main focus is on providing more affordable and portable EMG devices to the consumer and 525 Solutions, whose mission is to reduce the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

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