In The News: Students learn about engineering through UA visit

Abigail Miller does not know who she wants to be when she grows up, but she likes knowing what is out there in the world for her. Abigail, a fourth-grader from Myrtlewood Elementary School, was one of nearly 1,000 students from the area to see careers up close during “E-Day,”… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Women’s Basketball Tips off Official Practice Slate; Taylor Berry Awarded Scholarship: Head Coach Kristy Curry closes out first day with surprise scholarship announcement

Practice ended with its usual circle time, however some special news was delivered via an envelope to junior Taylor Berry, who found out she had earned a scholarship. Berry is a chemical engineering major. Read more

Sources: RollTide.com

Middle and high school students invited to UA’s E-Day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Students from across the state have been invited to the Capstone to learn about the University’s engineering program. The University of Alabama College of Engineering is hosting E-Day on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual event is an invitation for sixth through… Read more

In The News: Alabama Power Intern Works To Make Her Dream A Reality

Katie Wright is building on four terms as a co-op student to continue her growth with Southern Company as a part-time intern …  Katie knew she couldn’t achieve this goal on her own, so she applied for the University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association Scholarship to help fund her education.… Read more

Sources: Public, Southern Company: News Center Stories

In The News: Event connects students, faculty, research and pizza

Students and professors gathered in Gorgas Library on Monday to munch and meet. The event, called “Pizza and Professors” connected students and professors with pizza and potential research partners. The event started with free pizza, followed by a brief two-minute introduction from each professor about his or her research. After the… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Fortune’s 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business List: 32. Vicki Hollub

The first woman to helm a major U.S. energy explorer, Hollub’s first order of business when she took the reins at Occidental last April was cutting costs. The company has shed 25% of its assets since 2013, ­refocusing on the Southwest’s oil-rich Permian Basin. In the past two years, it halved… Read more

Sources: Fortune Magazine

In The News: Virtual Reality and Robot-Based Rehabilitation for Post-Stroke Recovery

Stroke survivors often lose some of their motor functions, and recovery can be a long and expensive process. By integrating virtual reality, robot, and motion capture technology, a low-cost solution can be developed that is more effective and accessible than current rehabilitation methods. Towards this aim, Dr Fei Hu and… Read more

Sources: Scientia

In The News: Meet new Black Warrior Riverkeeper board member Dr. Kenya Goodson

Using scientific skills to serve the community by educating the public and influencing public policy has always been the professional goal of Dr. Kenya L. Goodson.  Kenya is a native of West End Tuscaloosa, living in close proximity to the Black Warrior River. She has nine years of experience in… Read more

Sources: Black Warrior Riverkeeper