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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: Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt small businesses

Sea level rise, driven by climate change, is causing increased flooding during high tides along much of the U.S. coastline. Though such floods are usually minor, a new study suggests that car traffic patterns could help reveal how floods harm an area’s business revenues … The study is useful in… Read more

Sources: Science News

In The News: Students design apps to improve everyday life

Since last semester, computer science students, Logan Jordan and Bailey Gulsby, have been working on an app. Jordan said he cannot elaborate on the details of his app until the team comes up with a final product. However, the production of the app is University-sponsored as Jordan and Gulsby use… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: State needs to invest at least $600 million annually in infrastructure, study finds

A report from the University of Alabama’s Alabama Transportation Institute and Alabama Transportation Policy Research Center found that the state needs to invest between $600 million and $800 million annually for the next 20 years to meet infrastructure needs. Read more

Sources: Alabama Political Reporter, Democratic Underground , Alabama Construction News, Tuscaloosa News, Alabama Political Reporter, Tuscaloosa News, Al.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), The Cutoff News, Anniston Star, Yellowhammer News, Equipment World, Rickeystonenews.com (Ozark), Alabama News Center

In The News: Ford, XG Sciences Go Under the Hood with Graphene

While graphene could be used to improve the strength and mechanical properties of a variety of automotive parts, it is not yet fully economically viable for most applications … Also, in 2017, a research team from the University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter Chevrolet Camaro car hood using graphene.    Read more

Sources: R and D Mag

In The News: Faculty help students gain real-world job experience

Internships and co-ops allow students to gain experience in the fields they’re interested in, and some University departments such as the journalism, accounting and engineering departments are especially helpful in assisting students in landing those internships and co-ops. Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Allison McCarthy Makes a Name for Herself in Astronomy Community

Allison McCarthy graduated from Brewster High School just a few years ago, but she is already making a name for herself in the astronomy community. The 2016 Brewster graduate is currently studying Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Read more

Sources: New York Patch, Hamlet Hub (New York)

In The News: Grant expands professor’s human-computer interaction research

Brain scanning technology will be put to the test in the Black Belt soon thanks to the University of Alabama. Human-computer interaction, also known as neurofeedback programs will be tried out by students and teachers in K-12 schools in the Black Belt. Devices like this that measure brain activity will be… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center, Yellowhammer News, Crimson White

In The News: In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses these hydrogels to mimic the mechanical aspects of human tissue to study how cancer cells behave in human or clinical settings. Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Shimer to participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program

University of Alabama student Neil Shimer of Hendersonville, will participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program for spring 2019. Shimer will be working at Gaylord Chemical. Read more

Sources: Hendersonville Standard (Gallatin, Tennessee), Gallatin News (Tennessee), Parker (Colorado) Chronicle