In The News: University of Alabama students selected for antenna design contest

A team of engineering students at the University of Alabama is one of six selected to compete in an international contest to design a portable radio system capable of locating a hidden radio transmitter in real time. The UA team is competing in the 2018 Annual Student Antenna Design Contest… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , Alabama News Center

In The News: Sandia materials scientist looks to inspire students through STEM program

For Sandia materials scientist Olivia Underwood, volunteering with HMTech has been one way to make a difference in the community. This is her second year working with the program and her first year as an instructor. In her class — “What is Materials Science?” — students learned how to identify… Read more

Sources: Sandia National Laboratories

In The News: Meet Your Neighbor: Perrine takes the STEM path to obtain an MBA

Name: Sierra Perrine; Where I live: Scottsdale, AZ; When & why I moved here: Born and raised in Arizona … What I do: I am currently a student at the University of Alabama majoring in civil engineering and minoring in art while on the STEM Path to an MBA. Read more

Sources: Scottsdale Independent

In The News: 3 Food Sensors to Track Every Bite and Gulp

People looking to track their diets and count their calories can choose from dozens of apps designed to help them do just that. But using the apps properly requires a lot of effort. “There’s a huge problem with self-reporting,” says Edward Sazonov, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University… Read more

Sources: IEEE Spectrum

UA engineering students chosen to participate in testing at the Johnson Space Center

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A team of six University of Alabama mechanical engineering students were selected to participate in testing at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The students were selected by NASA for the third consecutive year based on a competitive proposal submitted for the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experimental… Read more

In The News: Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here

“I literally had déjà vu the first time I stepped out of the van in one of these situations because it had the smell and the heat and the humidity — it was just like being in rural Vietnam or Cambodia or Haiti,” said Mark Elliot, who’s an engineering professor… Read more

Sources: Five Thirty Eight