In The News: UA Engineering students recreate 18th century sword

A group of engineering students at The University of Alabama are recreating history. Students make the replica of a hilt of an 18th center British rapier in the engineering foundry. The sword was supplied to both the British Navy and Infantry and likely traded or given to a member of… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: UA Center for Advanced Public Safety to receive grant to evaluate seatbelt use

Governor Robert Bentley wants to make Alabama roads safer. He is doing that by awarding about $140,000 in grants to evaluate new traffic safety data. That work is to be done by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety. It’s part of the annual Click It or Ticket… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile)

In The News: Rising IT star Chandler Bise tempered by mixture of influences

Have you ever had the enjoyable opportunity of meeting an individual who seems to have the world on a string? You know the type I’m talking about: This sort of person has loads of talent, brains, an impressive and lengthy list of accomplishments. They’re trustworthy, humble and, for good measure, even… Read more

Sources: Certification Magazine

In The News: UA cyber security researcher explains CloudFare data leak

A University of Alabama cyber security researcher says it could turn out to be one of the largest internet security incidents ever. Matthew Hudnall is talking about a mistake made by CloudFlare, a company he says protects sites like Uber and FitBit from cyber security threats. “It’s a very, very… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: ASCE to Update CE Body of Knowledge; Member Input Sought

Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. “We’re living in times that are changing at an accelerated rate,” said committee chair Ken Fridley, Ph.D., F.ASCE, a senior associate dean at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: ASCE News