Back Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award

The University of Alabama College of Engineering announces Dr. W. Edward Back, professor and chair of the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, as the 2017 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient. Read more

In The News: America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process … Michael Kreger, an award-winning professor of civil engineering at the… Read more

Sources: Gas and Electricity

In The News: Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s head athletic trainer told Karr. “These students did a phenomenal job. This thing’s really going to work. But, the issue is… Read more

Sources: al.com

UA’s Electric Vehicle Focus Part of National Transportation Collaboration

The University of Alabama is one of four universities selected by the National Science Foundation to team together with government agencies and private companies to tackle challenges facing technological advances in automobiles. Read more

In The News: Honda STEAM Connections Tour Visits UA

The Honda STEAM Connections Tour raced to the University of Alabama today to expose local students to science and engineering. The Honda STEAM Connections Tour and the UA College of Engineering invited over three hundred middle and high school students tour engineering facilities and hear from engineering students and professionals. Read more

Sources: Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: Meet one of the unsung heroes of the Alabama football program

Allen also worked with Alabama’s engineering department, using a 3D printer to make a form-fitting splint out of a lightweight Kevlar material that was both protective and flexible enough that Drake could bend his arm and handle a football…Allen is working with Alabama’s computer science and engineering departments to develop… Read more

Sources: Al.com