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In The News: Not your Typical College Day: Transform this Camaro

Kaylie Crosby is the project manager overseeing a team of 134. Using the special technology of the auto industry, VDP (Vehicle Development Process) she and her team of engineers are working on making a Chevrolet Camaro more fuel-efficient while “retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety, and consumer appeal.” Kaylie’s a fourth year… Read more

Sources: The Educated Mom

In The News: Computer Science Course Draws in Arts Students: UA professor of computer science instrumental in creation

Last December, the College Board launcheda new Advanced Placement (AP) course designed to teach Computer Science Principles (CSP). The course, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), intends to make computer science accessible to all students and to increase participation by females, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities. Read more

Sources: Product Design and Development

In The News: State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car

Maryland’s top transportation official on Thursday ordered immediate inspections of 27 aging, state-owned bridges after a chunk of concrete fell on a Prince George’s County woman’s car from the bottom of the Interstate 495 overpass in Morningside… Michael Kreger, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Alabama who has… Read more

Sources: The Baltimore Sun

UA News: UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad

More than 400 students are expected to participate in the 2015 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 21. Read more

In The News: Study trip to India planned

Twenty-four students and two professors will spend 21 days in India this summer through a new study abroad trip in the STEM Path to MBA program offered by the Culverhouse College of Commerce. The trip, which is open to STEM Path to MBA students regardless of classification, will engage students… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: WiSE hosts “Navigating the Future” symposium

WiSE seeks to broaden support for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a free symposium event, entitled “Navigating the Future,” this Saturday. WiSE, which stands for Women in STEM Experience, invites all students, faculty and staff to attend the symposium, which will offer students the chance to… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Not-so-fun snow: How 2014’s winter storm changed the way Alabamians think of snow days

Alabamians typically have always gone a little crazy when the word “snow” is in the forecast. Ice, too. Some will even get a little antsy around sleet. Social scientist Dr. Laura Myers, the deputy director and research scientist for the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, has… Read more

Sources: AL.com, WBRC Fox 6