Outreach

Service to the state, nation and world is part of the mission of The University of Alabama College of Engineering.

In The News: Safety measures amp up as Memorial Day approaches

Local and state law enforcement will increase their presence on Alabama roads as Memorial Day, and the inevitability of holiday motorists, approaches. According to data from the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, 3,580 wrecks were reported for Calhoun County in 2011 — an average of… Read more

Sources: The Anniston Star

In The News: Looking to keep your student occupied this summer? Check out these camps at the University of Alabama

Have you got an engineering whiz kid or a budding environmentalist you need to keep busy while school is out of session this summer? While University of Alabama students empty out to head to the beach or summer internships, hundreds of K-12 students will take over classrooms and campus this… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Researchers: Simple changes may help homes better survive tornadoes

Researchers, including faculty and students from the University of Alabama, who studied the aftermath of a devastating 2013 tornado in Oklahoma say simple design changes could improve the survivability of wood-frame structures such as residential homes during tornadoes. Read more

Sources: NBC News, Phys.org, The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40, WIAT CBS 42, Science Daily, Minnesota Star-Tribune, WVUA TV, Housing Zone, KSHB-NBC , Ozy.com, Insurance Journal

Lifting Off: College startup company wins Alabama Launchpad, looks to market technology

During the mobile phone’s meteoric rise from clunky car phone to the powerful computers in our hands today, the problem of battery life has continued to dog the technology. “Energy is the limit. You can have all this functionality, but if you don’t have power to do it, then you… Read more

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