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

In The News: Survey finds Georgians are confused about winter weather alerts

January 28, 2014 is a day few of us will forget.  People stranded in cars. Children stranded in schools. Families separated and scared after a winter storm hit metro Atlanta. Now, Channel 2 Action News is getting a better look at just what happened, and why so many people went… Read more

Sources: WSB-TV 2

In The News: Computer science instruction to get boost

Per capita, Huntsville has one of the highest concentrations of software developers in the nation, said Jeff Gray, a computer science professor at the University of Alabama. But a majority of people in those well-paying jobs aren’t from Alabama.   While the state’s colleges teach computer science, its K-12 system… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily, The Florence Times-Daily, Tech Alabama, Shelby County Reporter, Pelham Reporter, Selma Times-Journal, Tech Alabama, The Decatur Daily, Government Technology, The Madison Record

In The News: Restrictions on teen driving need strengthening

Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should be strengthened by postponing a teen’s license until the age of 17, said David Brown, a research associate with the… Read more

Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser

‘A Strong Presence’: UA SWE Growing As Efforts to Support Women Engineers Continue

The awards have piled on recently for The University of Alabama chapter of the Society of Women Engineers as the group continues to focus on supporting and advancing women in engineering. In the past two years, the chapter has received the gold and silver level Outstanding Collegiate Society Award from… Read more

Engineering Inc.: Transferring ideas from the College to society benefits educational mission

Natalie Anderson comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her parents own and manage their own company, but she came to The University of Alabama to study chemical engineering, not business. Now, though, the third-year student is coupling her science and engineering studies with a crash course in business development as… Read more