UA engineering students compete in drone national championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two University of Alabama engineering students will put their drone flying skills to the test this weekend in the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship. Ben Fischer, freshman aerospace engineering student from Vestavia Hills, and Dylan Marcrum, sophomore mechanical engineering student from Appleton, Wisconsin, were accepted to… Read more

In The News: Here’s your chance to weigh in on weather warnings

The weather enterprise needs you. The Vortex-Southeast tornado research project has brought cutting-edge researchers and all their high-tech equipment to Alabama for the spring tornado season. But they need help from regular folks too. And they don’t have to stand in the path of a tornado to do it, either… Read more

Sources: Al.com

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: University of Alabama hoping to stop pedestrian deaths by raising awareness of dangers

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the University of Alabama is stepping in to do their part to cut the risk. Tuscaloosa Police told CBS42 News that nine people have died after being hit by a car since 2014. Organizations throughout the city are working together to ensure… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)