Outreach

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

In The News: Supervisors Fund New Position to Work on Santa Barbara County Emergency Preparedness, Outreach

The Board of Supervisors funded a community outreach liaison on Tuesday, and the new position will work on Santa Barbara County emergency-preparedness efforts … There is another survey asking for input on emergency messaging for the Thomas Fire and Jan. 9 Montecito debris flow, which is being conducted by the University of… Read more

Sources: Nooz Hawk

In The News: Schools encouraged to apply for $1,500 state grant for robotics programs

Middle and high school officials interested in earning a $1,500 grant to improve or expand their robotics programs have until Aug. 31 to apply, according to the Alabama State Department of Education. Winners will be announced by Oct. 1. . . . Computer science professor Jeff Gray oversees the University of Alabama’s annual… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Computer science programs growing in AL

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer… Read more

Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), Fox 8 (New Orleans), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)

In The News: Alabama student offers children in need 3D-printed prosthetics

Valerie Levine is changing lives three-dimensionally. The summer before her junior year, this University of Alabama student started tinkering with a 3D printer with no goal in mind. But less than a year later, Valerie realized that “It Just Means More” when you can use a 3D printer to better… Read more

Sources: It Just Means More

In The News: Students win Alabama hackathon with cryptocurrency prototype app

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of hackathons … DiCicco and Watts, working in conjunction with two students from the University of Alabama and Florida Institute of Technology, beat out 28 other teams for the top prize, a… Read more

Sources: Homeland Security News Wire

In The News: UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a toy ride-along car to help him get around school. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), Shelby County Reporter , WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Gwinnett (Georgia) Post, Tuscaloosa News