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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: Alabama among 16 schools picked for Camaro competition: Schools working to redesign car into high-performance hybrid-electric

The University of Alabama is among 16 universities selected nationwide for a four-year EcoCar contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a high-performance hybrid-electric car, with goals of reducing its environmental impact while maintaining its muscle-car performance. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, Florence Times-Daily, WDEF CBS 12, The Republic, Lakeland Ledger

In The News: Phelps receives prestigious award at University of Alabama

Former Cabot High School student David Phelps, a senior in civil engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at the 2014 Premier Awards, the top individual honors for scholarship, leadership and service at Alabama. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recognizes excellence of… Read more

Sources: Cabot Star-Herald (Ark.) (Subscription required)

In The News: Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Philip Johnson, a petroleum engineering professor at the University of Alabama, calls the Gulf of Mexico “a monster reservoir,” but points out that drilling deep into the Gulf is a costly venture — so costly that few oil companies can drill on their own, instead forming joint ventures. Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: Professor receives national award for diversity

Viola Acoff, head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, was recently awarded for her dedication to increasing diversity in the field of engineering. Acoff was named a recipient of the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The national award recognizes an individual… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Engineering team prepares to take flight in Kansas

A University of Alabama team of engineering students will take flight in Wichita, Kan., for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Design/Build/Fly competition this weekend. Over the past two semesters, 21 students designed and built a small, electrically-powered aircraft to compete against other universities around the globe. The… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: DHS grad earns engineering awards

Demopolis High School graduate Logan Culpepper Holley earned two awards from a recent engineering banquet at the University of Alabama. Holley was awarded the George J. Davis Award for Outstanding Civil Engineering Sophomore as well as the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for having a 4.0 grade point average. He was… Read more

Sources: The Demopolis Times

In The News: Students Come to UA for Robotics Contest

Hundreds of students from all over Alabama got to take part in a robotics competition. The action got underway today at the Bryant Conference Center. Around 350 students from third grad through high school programmed robots to do tasks like shooting hockey goals, moving without control and racing. The event… Read more

Sources: WVUA TV, The Crimson White

In The News: Students program robots in statewide competition

This weekend, The University of Alabama will host the Alabama Robotics Competition, an event open to K-12 students. The competition will involve programming robots to navigate a series of obstacle sources. “[There is] an emphasis on programming skills, resulting in autonomous robot control, rather than a robot that is maneuvered by… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, AL.com