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In The News: New law expands computer science in all Alabama schools

Within the next couple of years, every elementary, middle and high school in Alabama will offer computer science classes, giving students exposure to a field that is growing every day around the world … Jeff Gray, a professor in the University of Alabama’s computer science department, said the bill would… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: ‘Dynasty’: UA robotics team wins NASA’s grand prize for fifth straight year

UA made the announcement Monday in a statement, explaining that the 60-student Alabama Astrobotics team, mostly from the College of Engineering, won the Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence in NASA’s 2019 robotic mining competition. The University of Alabama’s team previously placed first in the same competition in 2012 and has done so each year since… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) June 3, Fox 6 (Birmingham) June 3, WTVY-CBS (Dothan), Fox 6 (Birmingham) June 5, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) June 5, SB Nation Roll Bama Roll, Illinois Patch, Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News, St. Claire News-Aegis, Burlington County Times (New Jersey)

LEGACY program prepares young women of color with computer science education

      A National Science Foundation grant will enable The University of Alabama to introduce young women of color to opportunities in computer science. The LEGACY Program is an initiative to prepare African American high school females in Alabama for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course… Read more

In The News: Excellence in Education

Morgan Ross of Meridian, Mississippi, who studied metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2019 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. Ross earned 10 scholarship awards during her time at UA. Ross was in the University Honors Program and the Randall Research Scholars Program. Read more

Sources: Meridian Star

In The News: Virginia Tech and University of Alabama teams finish second and third

The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Rounding out the top three are Virginia Tech in second place and the University of Alabama in third place. Read more

Sources: Technology Today, Wired Focus, Oil and Gas 360, AVTC Series, Electric Energy Online, Forbes, The Shop Mag

In The News: ALABAMA STUDY SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF BUCKLING UP

There were 743 people who were killed in car crashes in Alabama in 2018 and 366 of them were not wearing seat belts. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted a study on the importance of buckling up and found that the probability of dying in a… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center , WVUA (Tuscaloosa), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WERC-FM (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Rome Sentinel (New York)

In The News: Tropical storm to category 5: Hurricane Michael shows storms can strengthen with deadly speed

Warning: All four of the deadly Category 5 hurricanes to ever strike the continental U.S. were merely tropical storms three days from landfall, swirling offshore at sea … Laura Myers is a senior research scientist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. Though Michael intensified rapidly, she… Read more

Sources: Florida Today