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In The News: Tuscaloosa Probate Judge believes UA’s College of Engineering can be catalyst to economic development in Tuscaloosa County

The University of Alabama and the Mercedes-Benz plant are two of the driving forces behind economic development in Tuscaloosa county locally…Rob Robertson says manufacturing is critical to the area’s future. He says there has to be a greater focus on workforce to help support manufacturing at places like Mercedes….That’s where Robertson says… Read more

Sources: WVTM-NBC 13, WVTM

In The News: Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions

While new technology can sometimes feel strange, almost other-worldly at first, the future of innovation actually involves researchers better understanding the natural world around us. And inventors are catching on, with more and more embracing biomimicry, or the process of designing products to function as animals and plants do after… Read more

Sources: Smithsonian

In The News: UA holds SITE camp

Twenty-seven rising high school juniors and seniors from all over the country are at the University of Alabama College of Engineering camp. The name of the camp, “Student Introduction to Engineering” or “SITE” for short allows students to live on campus for a week, take classes and get hands-on experience. Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6

In The News: Cognitive neuroscientist to lead Alabama Life Research Institute at University of Alabama

After a national search, a noteworthy researcher in cognitive neuroscience will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director. As the first full-time head of ALRI, Dr. Sharlene D. Newman will provide a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center

In The News: Fourth of July holiday brings higher risk of fatal wrecks

Alabama averages more fatal crashes during the days surrounding Independence Day than the rest of the year, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), The Tuscaloosa News, Yellowhammer, Alabama Daily News, Alabama News Center