In The News: Computer science department grows with technology

The UA department of computer science has about 250 undergraduate students, but Jeff Gray, a professor in the department, said the department believes the number could be higher.  Gray said the mantra of the department is “Everyone should learn computer science.” Even though current enrollment doesn’t reflect the total population… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

UA hosts second annual hackathon

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Hackers, innovators, and creators from across the southeast will come together to compete in the second annual CrimsonHacks 24-hour hackathon. This year’s competition will take place on April 14-15 in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. CrimsonHacks is a full-day hacking marathon where students use coding skills to build something… Read more

In The News: UA students compete in Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies above recreation fields at the University of Alabama on Friday. “OK, you use a bottle and you fill it up with water and you just put pressure in it and it shoots,” Avery Reynolds said. That’s the easiest way to explain the Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge.… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Al.com

In The News: Thermodynamic Characterization Of Engine Exhaust Flows For Recovering Waste Exhaust Energy (Exergy)

The heavy-duty engine industry in the United States faces a difficult challenge in demonstrating engine technologies to achieve 55% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) for future heavy-duty diesel engines under the aegis of the US Department of Energy’songoing SuperTruck II program (US DOE, 2017) … This work was conducted by Hamidreza Mahabadipour… Read more

Sources: Science Trends

In The News: 2018 Scholarship America® Dream Award Recipients Named

Twelve extraordinary students have been selected as recipients of Scholarship America’s 2018 Dream Award, given to students who have completed or expect to successfully complete at least one full year of postsecondary education by June, 2018 … The 12 recipients are: Jaquaious Little, a computer science major at the University of Alabama. Hometown: Artesia… Read more

Sources: WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), ABC 7 (Tyler, Texas), Tucson News Now (Arizona), ABC 7 (Fort Myers, Florida), WBOC 11 (Salisbury, Maryland)

In The News: UA researchers study severe weather warning communication

Recent events, like the tornado that ripped through Jacksonville state university, remind residents of our state to always be aware of the chance of severe weather. The Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama studies the warning communication process and they work with weather enterprise to come up… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA hosts event to honor high school women in IT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The University of Alabama and the National Center for Women and Information Technology will recognize high school women from across Alabama who have achieved success within the IT field at an annual banquet. The UA College of Engineering computer science department will host the NCWIT Aspirations banquet Saturday… Read more