In The News: Put down that cell phone! Alabama lawmakers are getting closer to passing hands-free driving laws.

Hey drivers! Put down that cell phone because Alabama is on the verge of passing hands-free driving laws in March 2019. Admit it, your cell phone is your best friend. At work, at home, at the store and in the car, your phone is always right there with you …… Read more

Sources: Bham Now, WBRC 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: AU, UA team up for $2M project to make diesel fuel burn cleaner

Auburn University researchers are working on a bio-based additive to make diesel fuel burn cleaner as part of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that will see researchers at the University of Alabama help test the blend. The $2 million project led by Auburn is part of about $10… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News

In The News: Co-ops give engineering students ‘real-world application’

For students like Alexandra Andreen, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, the Cooperative Education Program, or co-op, provided her with distinct professional experience not offered by any other program. “I have seen myself develop both professionally and personally with each term,” Andreen said. “Now I feel significantly more prepared to… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA Engineers Develop Solution to Child Heat Deaths in Cars

A patent-pending device developed by University of Alabama researchers can alert a cell phone when a human or animal is inside a parked vehicle getting too hot. It monitors carbon dioxide levels from human breath inside the vehicle along with temperature and car movement. Read more

In The News: UA College of Engineering hosts E-Day

UA’s College of Engineering hosted more than 1,000 students today for E-day. The day was dedicated to educating young students about the world of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants went on lab tours, experienced hands on projects with the department’s 3-D printer, and met students from different engineering… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Crimson White

In The News: Tuskegee partners for Women in Computer Science

Women make up 47 percent of the workforce in the United States,  but most computer science jobs are filled by men, says Computer Science dot org. This August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee University, and  Oakland University more than a $1 million to develop computer science… Read more

Sources: Black Engineer, WBHM-FM