Outreach

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

In The News: Rocketry Challenge teaches science to middle schoolers

James McDanal waited patiently in line Friday afternoon, ready to launch “The Captain” across the sky. “The Captain,” a water-propelled plastic rocket James had made in honor of Captain America, was wrapped in red, white and blue tape with sharp fins as James prepared to launch it during the third… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News (photos), Tuscaloosa News (video)

In The News: UA solar project is teaching tool for future engineers

University of Alabama Athletics and the College of Engineering celebrated a partnership with a bright future last week as new solar panels at the Sewell-Thomas baseball stadium went online.  The solar panels, situated behind the outfield, will provide power to the stadium while engineering students will collect and study data… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA Center for Advanced Public Safety to receive grant to evaluate seatbelt use

Governor Robert Bentley wants to make Alabama roads safer. He is doing that by awarding about $140,000 in grants to evaluate new traffic safety data. That work is to be done by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety. It’s part of the annual Click It or Ticket… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile)

In The News: ASCE to Update CE Body of Knowledge; Member Input Sought

Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. “We’re living in times that are changing at an accelerated rate,” said committee chair Ken Fridley, Ph.D., F.ASCE, a senior associate dean at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: ASCE News