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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: UA students participate in Drone Racing competition at UAH

Ben Fischer, University of Alabama: “We scratch build all of it. Some of us design. Like, I like to design my own frames, so we design it out. Get it milled out of carbon fiber and put it all together with electronics.” Kelly Kennedy, Eyewitness News: “Right behind me is… Read more

Sources: WBRE-NBC (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania)

In The News: Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Brain-Drone Race competition, in which competitors will race drones by moving them only with their… Read more

Sources: Forbes, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), News Chief (Winter Haven, Florida), KSBW 8 (Monterey, California), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WBAL 11 (Baltimore, Maryland), News 40 (Rogers, Arkansas), NBC 5 (Cincinnati, Ohio), ABC 9 (Kansas City, Missouri), NBC 3 (Sacramento, California), Action News 4 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), ABC 8 (Portland, Maine), NBC 2 (Orlando, Florida), NBC 12 (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), WESH-NBC (Orlando, Florida), KOAT-ABC (Albuquerque, New Mexico), WKCF-CW (Orlando, Florida), KHBS-ABC (Ft. Smith, Arkansas), KCRA-NBC (Sacramento, California), WPBF-ABC (West Palm Beach, Florida), KMBC-ABC (Kansas City, Missouri), KETV-ABC (Omaha, Nebraska), WJCL-ABC (Savannah), WCWG-CW (Greensboro, North Carolina), WXII-NBC (Greensboro, North Carolina)

In The News: Alabama testing materials to create buildings that better withstand earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Alabama are testing whether tall, wood-framed buildings built with a hybrid technique that combines conventional construction materials and a newer material called cross-laminated timbers can better withstand earthquakes. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Apalachicola Times

In The News: UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be used to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help with local transportation systems. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Travel Wire News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Crimson White, Phone Week, Equipment World

In The News: GOVERNOR VISITS TUSCALOOSA TO SPEAK AT AWARD CEREMONY

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was in Tuscaloosa Friday as the keynote speaker for the Randall Scholar awards. Ivey recognized Randall Premier award winner Donna Xia for her contributions in chemical engineering, and also spoke to University of Alabama students and staff about her goals for the future of the state… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: ASTM International Selects Alabama Student for WISE Internship

ASTM International will sponsor Kaitlyn Bishay, a rising senior at the University of Alabama, for the prestigious Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. WISE is a competitive summer program in Washington, D.C., offered annually to about a dozen engineering juniors and seniors interested in public policy. The program… Read more

Sources: ASTM Standardization News, ASTM International

In The News: Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer. Nevertheless, it was “summer” when a team of researchers from The University of Alabama dragged a radar across the Arctic ice in hopes of seeing underneath. Read more

Sources: Phys.org