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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: Robot invasion: Big Island to host college competition: College of Engineering students to participate

In the first competition of its kind on the Big Island, seven college teams will put their robots to the test in an inaugural space mining simulation on the slope of Mauna Kea. The five-day event will kick off Monday with a public demonstration of the rover-like machines on Hilo… Read more

Sources: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Pacific Business News, Big Island Now, West Hawaii Today

In The News: At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of Alabama, UAH, and Auburn University participated… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: Having mastered auto, Tuscaloosa targets aerospace: University of Alabama can become a partner to aerospace firms setting up shop in the area.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Twenty years after Tuscaloosa landed a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant that turned Alabama into an automotive powerhouse, the city is ramping up efforts to recruit another advanced manufacturing sector: aerospace. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and officials from the city and county will travel with the Tuscaloosa County Industrial… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers: Trent Boyd gave up a career as a civil engineer to return to his roots as a farmer in Cullman County.

A 1996 civil engineering graduate from the University of Alabama, Trent Boyd was working for a building and excavation contractor in Birmingham when it closed its doors two years ago. Boyd, who grew up on a Cullman County farm, decided at that point to begin farming full time instead of… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: Teachers go back to school to learn computer coding: UA professor leads teacher training for new AP course

Computer science is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. The same goes for here in Alabama.  In fact, computer science and coding is being offered as a high school math credit, that goes toward graduation. Read more

Sources: WBHM ABC 33/40, WVUA, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: 3-D printing provides innovative solutions: The University has multiple 3-D printing initiatives that give students the opportunity to solve problems with interdisciplinary teams

When the desktop computer first hit the market, it was a novel technology, but nobody really knew what to make of it. Only after college students put the computer to work in new, useful applications did it become the indispensable gadget that it is today. If the history of the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Snowjam: Researchers to study Jan. 28 winter weather: CAPS part of research effort

Where were you January 28th, 2014? Were you stuck in your car for 20 hours on I-285? Were you desperately trying to get your kids home from school? What did you know when? NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is partnering with the University of Alabama to better understand the… Read more

Sources: WXIA NBC 11

In The News: Birmingham native leads team in assembling new C-Class sedan at Mercedes

David Reeves began his career at Mercedes Benz at the Tuscaloosa County plant when he was a co-op student at the University of Alabama. The mechanical engineering major and Vestavia Hills native knew early on he wanted to work at the Alabama car plant full time. As a group leader… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: For women in technology, a little support goes a long way

Tanzania Adams saw few women in her classes while earning her engineering degree at the University of Alabama about 25 years ago. There weren’t many women co-workers at Southern Company either, but she’s seeing the numbers grow and doing what she can to support young women entering science, technology, engineering… Read more

Sources: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution