In The News: Funding their flight: Corporate sponsors support Alabama rocketry

The University of Alabama recently reached new heights with the Alabama Rocketry Association, the award-winning student organization that provides student with hands-on rocketry experience. Their team members find their passion by looking to the sky, but they soon found that they also needed to look in their wallets.  Read more

Sources: Crimson White

UA Joins Atmospheric Research Group

The University of Alabama was recently accepted into the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, or UCAR, a national organization focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. Read more

In The News: NASA Days connects students with industry professionals

Students that normally have their eyes to the sky, turned their attention to Shelby Quad on Thursday, gathering for the University of Alabama’s second NASA Days. NASA Days, hosted by The College of Engineering and the Capstone Engineering Society, has the goal of exposing students to the various opportunities available… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: UA to help expand computer science education

These teachers were at the University of Alabama for the 2017 Alabama Teachers Computer Science Summit, learning about how to bring a new advanced placement computer science course into classrooms. Statistics show computer science related jobs are growing at twice the rate of all other jobs, and the teachers say the… Read more

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In The News: Terahertz Window Offers Untapped Potential

Sandwiched between the infrared and microwave parts of the electro-magnetic spectrum lies the terahertz window — a valuable and largely untapped portion of energy that can reveal a huge variety of unknowns, from hidden weapons and suspicious foreign objects to the thickness of paint and quality of medicine … According… Read more

Sources: Photonics Media

In The News: Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs

Storm shelters are an expensive and time-consuming add-on when building a home. To save time and money, sometimes homeowners and builders skimp on the protection they provide from high-winds from tornadoes or hurricanes. What if a homeowner could have the protection at a more affordable price? Answering that question is… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time… Read more

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In The News: At Vanderbilt hackathon, coding rockstars create apps both practical and preposterous

Ever wonder just how many Cokes a Vanderbilt University tuition is worth? Well, there’s an app for that … Emily Huynh tapped the keyboard on her computer demonstrating what she called the “tinder for food.” An invention by her and University of Alabama teammate Steven Eastcott, the program lets you swipe… Read more

Sources: The Tennesseean