In The News: How Dr. Acoff inspires interest in materials science

Jackson State University physics grad Derrick Stokes is a new breed of materials scientist. In the photo taken during his time at The University of Alabama, where he was a Bridge to the Doctorate fellow, he is seen working with Dr. Viola Acoff, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, in a… Read more

Sources: U.S. Black Engineer

In The News: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony held for H.M. Comer Hall

The University of Alabama cut the ribbon on a newly remodeled engineering building. $24.6 million worth of renovations started at H.M. Comer Hall seventeen months ago. It’s now the home of UA’s College of Engineering administration, the Patterson welcome center, the engineering career development center, and much more.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Researchers Develop Airborne Radars To Gauge US Snowpack Characteristics For Water Models

Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack … The lead institution is the University of Alabama, and the project is led… Read more

Sources: Science Mag, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, US Ag Net, Kansas Ag Connection

In The News: Alabamian, first female appointed as Marshall Space Flight Center director

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday named Alabamian Jody Singer as director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and Alabama lawmakers praised the historic appointment. Singer, who has been the center’s deputy director since February 2016 and serving as acting director since July, is the first woman appointed to the… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News, Alabama Political Reporter, AL.com, Decatur Daily

In The News: Some defy mandatory evacuation order despite looming threat of Hurricane Florence

Anita Harrell says the challenge of gathering up and transporting eight pets means she’ll be ignoring the mandatory evacuation order issued to the residents of Wilmington, N.C., as powerful Hurricane Florence threatens to wreak havoc on the state … But part of the problem is that no two hurricanes are ever… Read more

Sources: MSN.com, World PRO News