In The News: Traffic changes draw critics, though experts urge caution

Sherry Smith stood in the parking lot Friday of the pediatrics office she manages in the Golden Springs Shopping Center and talked about the children who go there every day … David Brown, professor and research associate at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety, in a message… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

In The News: BUCKLE UP, SLOW DOWN: Statewide traffic enforcement movement begins next week

Drivers will want to put on their seat belts and put down their phones next week as Alabama law enforcement agencies crack down on speeding, seat belt usage and impaired and distracted driving. The July 17-23 movement is part of Southern Shield, a campaign by the Alabama Department of Economic… Read more

Sources: Athens News-Courier

In The News: Inaugural class of STEM Scholars honored at graduation

On July 10, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) hosted a dual Women in STEM panel discussion and STEM Scholars graduation ceremony featuring keynote Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and women STEM professionals from the Chicago area … After the graduation ceremony, Rep. Hultgren co-moderated a panel to discuss women in the… Read more

Sources: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois)

In The News: OTHS grad uses 3-D printer to craft prosthetics for kids — free of charge

O’Fallon Township High School graduate Valerie Levine, a current student at the University of Alabama, started the Alabama Prosthetic Project in the summer of 2016, which uses 3-D printers to craft artificial limbs for kids in need — free of charge. Read more

Sources: Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois), O'Fallon Progress

In The News: Officials searching for answers as accident-prone stretch of U.S. 431 claims another life

Janet Tyson Prosser said Friday morning that the black tire marks outside her Anniston shop on U.S. 431 are all the evidence she needs that more should be done to make the highway safer. “I’m the one who calls 911,” Prosser said. “I’ve called them several times after accidents here.”… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

Engineering program for high school upperclassmen to take place on campus throughout July

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — High school students looking to pick up engineering and computer science skills this summer have the opportunity to experience and learn more about the disciplines during July at The University of Alabama. Student Introduction to Engineering, or SITE, Summer Program is open to high school juniors and… Read more

In The News: Where Are They Now: UA’s Kaylie Crosby

Before graduating from The University of Alabama in May 2016, Crosby served as the UA EcoCAR 3 Team’s project manager for two years. She said that “participating in EcoCAR 3 prepared me for my current role in numerous ways, and provided me with skills and lessons that I utilize in the workplace… Read more

Sources: The Green Garage Blog (ecocar3.org)

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