In The News: The Ohio State takes home the top spot in EcoCAR 3 competition: The University of Alabama received 784 points in third place

The Ohio State University took home first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. This is the fourth consecutive win for the team … West Virginia finished with 817 total points taking second place, and the… Read more

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In The News: UA Astrobotics team wins NASA Competition for 4th year in a row

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics team won the NASA robotic mining competition, for the fourth year in a row. UA’s team won bragging rights, and a big check last weekend. Alabama Astrobotics has been fine tuning a robot, that’s good at digging.  Read more

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In The News: New UA study looks at seatbelt, crash statistics

A new University of Alabama study shows a person not wearing a seatbelt in a car crash is 40 times more likely to die than those who buckle up. Read more

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In The News: Students win Alabama hackathon with cryptocurrency prototype app

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of hackathons … DiCicco and Watts, working in conjunction with two students from the University of Alabama and Florida Institute of Technology, beat out 28 other teams for the top prize, a… Read more

Sources: Homeland Security News Wire

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: May 20, 2018

‒ The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to the College, according to the award presenters. He has served for two years as the chair of the College of Engineering Leadership… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News