In The News: UA team preparing for NASA robotics competition

At about 1 a.m. Monday, Rebecca Dietz noticed something wrong with “MARTE.” Dietz, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, and several other members of the Alabama Astrobotics team were testing “MARTE,” a robotic excavator they had built, in the back of Hardaway Hall when the digging… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: CAPS to study data from Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign

Click-It-Or-Ticket is a national campaign designed to save lives by encouraging more people to wear seatbelts. This year’s enforcement campaign will run from May 22 through June 4. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $58,000 in grant money for traffic safety data to be collected and evaluated. The… Read more

Sources: WKRG-CBS (Mobile), WHNT-CBS (Huntsville)

In The News: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info

UA Engineering Student Wins Bioethics Essay Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kaylee O’Connor, a junior chemical and biological engineering student from Fort Worth, Texas, won first place in the Institute of Biological Engineering bioethics essay competition. O’Connor’s submission titled “The Cost of Compassion,” was initially chosen as one of the top five essays written on an ethical dilemma… Read more

UA Graduates Take a Look Back

    Robert Brackbill Carlisle, Pennsylvania/Gardendale, Alabama  Bachelor’s, Operations Management UA senior Robert Brackbill’s list of combat deployments in Afghanistan spans more than a decade, from the beginning of Operation… Read more

UA Students Selected for National Research Experience

Two juniors at The University of Alabama were selected to work this summer at one of the of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences. Read more