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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: 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

In The News: Bidsters of Tuscaloosa gets share of $135K in Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition finale

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation said Friday that Bidsters of Tuscaloosa was among the five startup teams that received a share of $135,000 in funding during the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, EDPA

In The News: Tuscaloosa’s Bidsters, Child Safety Pass join five other companies in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale

Two startup companies from Tuscaloosa will join five other young companies from Birmingham and Madison in vying for a share of more than $100,000 in prize money Friday in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News