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In The News: Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Read more

Sources: NPR

In The News: Alabama found lacking in computer science students

With more job opportunities than any other college major these days, computer science is hot. The Bureau of Labor says there will be up to 800,000 new jobs in this area by 2020. So, why are fewer than 100 students in Alabama learning about this field? …”We heard there was… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WSFA NBC 27

UA News: UA Lunabotics Team to Defend Title

After winning first place in last year’s NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, a team of students called Alabama Lunabotics from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will return to the competition May 20 at Kennedy Space Center. Read more

UA News: NSF Selects UA Students, Alumna for Highly Competitive Fellowships

The National Science Foundation selected seven University of Alabama students and one alumna for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program from among more than 13,000 applicants. Read more

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2013

Among the highlights of this issue of the Capstone Engineer is a profile of Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, former vice president of research Daimler AG who joined the faculty in the College of Engineering, bringing decades of industry experience into the classroom and labs. Also, team members of Alabama Lunabotics talk… Read more