In The News: State Trooper shortage in Alabama

If you drive Alabama’s roads, it’s hard not to notice who you don’t see much of: Alabama state troopers. You can drive for at least an hour in any direction without ever seeing one. It could be because they’re hiding, but most likely, it’s because there aren’t enough of them.… Read more

Sources: WAKA-CBS (Montgomery), WNCF-ABC (Montgomery)

In The News: Hundreds attend Chamber breakfast

The annual breakfast meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County was highlighted Wednesday with a speech by Charles L. Karr, dean of engineering at the University of Alabama. Karr’s speech was motivational in nature, challenging local business owners to be leaders in the community. “When you start talking… Read more

Sources: Daily Mountain Eagle

In The News: Weather workshop held in Oklahoma

Today, the Norman National Weather Service teamed up with emergency managers and meteorologists to discuss weather-related topics, and how to prepare for big weather events…Experts from the National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center discussed their roles in severe weather watches and warnings. Dr. Laura Myers is a social… Read more

Sources: KSWO-ABC (Lawton, Oklahoma)

In The News: UA professors comment on recent terror attacks

It seems that terrorists’ attacks are in the news more and more often, whether it’s overseas or in our native country. Last night, a man deliberately drove into a group of Muslims leaving a mosque in London, leaving 11 injured and one dead. In the wake of the terrorists’ attacks… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Tuscaloosa students named National Merit Scholarship winners

Two Tuscaloosa students were named among thousands of students as National Merit Scholars. Jordan Walker of Northridge High School and Roeder McNair of Holy Spririt Catholic High School were named winners in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Walker and McNair were among 54 students from across the state to be… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Pitching Code: Computer science student designs app for baseball, starts company

Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea into a company. “This has been way more than I could have ever imagined,” said Bowen, a senior from Huntsville. Bowen… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2017

This issue of the Capstone Engineer features the Alabama Astrobotics team and looks at their success over the past few years. Other features include a look at a computer science student who designed a baseball app and started a company, a story on a group from UA who were the… Read more