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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

UA News: UA to Host Robotics Competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — More than 350 students from across Alabama, from third graders to seniors in high school, will be at The University of Alabama April 5 programming robots and hoping their instructions are good enough to win the Alabama Robotics Competition. The competition, which is in its fourth year… Read more

In The News: Bidsters of Tuscaloosa gets share of $135K in Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition finale

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation said Friday that Bidsters of Tuscaloosa was among the five startup teams that received a share of $135,000 in funding during the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, EDPA

In The News: Tuscaloosa’s Bidsters, Child Safety Pass join five other companies in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale

Two startup companies from Tuscaloosa will join five other young companies from Birmingham and Madison in vying for a share of more than $100,000 in prize money Friday in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA Concrete Canoe Team Returning to Regional Competition

A team from the UA School fo Engineering will return to a regional concrete canoe competition next week. A team of 18 civil engineering students have been constructing a concrete canoe since the beginning of the school year. The American Soceity of Civil Engineers Southeast Conference Concrete Canoe Competition will… Read more

Sources: WVUA-TV

Civil Engineering Grad Student A Winner for Research Presentation

Engineering Doctoral Candidate Will Guin recently won the “People’s Choice” award at the 2014 Council of Southern Graduate Schools Three Minute (3MT) competition. He was also the winner at UA’s 2013 3MT competition. Will’s presentation featured “pop-tubes,” which use microwaves to create a more effective airframe skin for Boeing 787 aircraft.… Read more

In The News: Alex Hainen receives Purdue CoE Research Award

Congratulations to Alex Hainen, recipient of the 2014 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. Alex Hainen is a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University and future faculty at the University of Alabama in civil engineering focusing on transportation engineering. Read more

Sources: Purdue University News