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In The News: NASA Announces Next Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions

NASA has selected 18 small research satellites from 11 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets launching in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The selected CubeSats were proposed by educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers in response to NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) call for proposals issued in August… Read more

Sources: NASA

UA Chemical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Earns Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering student’s research presentation was awarded a top honor at a recent international conference. Kathryn O’Harra, a chemical engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded first place for her oral research presentation at the 5th International Conference on Ionic Liquid-Based Materials, or IL-MAT V. This conference, which was… Read more

In The News: UA to offer degree in Cyber Security

The University of Alabama is set to offer a new degree one for cyber security. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the program earlier this month. Students can choose it as a major starting in the fall. Read more

Sources: WVUA, NBC 13, ABC 33/40, SECURITY, Alabama Newscenter, Daily Republic, The Tuscaloosa News, Fox 6, Cyber Security Intelligence

In The News: Dr. Laura Myers provides common sense weather safety tips

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama. Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott has special reports all week, designed to help you and your family stay safe. In this report, Richard visits the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabama, with some common sense safety information. The University… Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: What’s New in HPC Research: Quantum Clouds, Interatomic Models, Genetic Algorithms & More

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Linear algebra is a common application in big data and computational science on HPC. These operations are well-optimized when handling regularly… Read more

Sources: HPC Wire

In The News: Saluting some smart cookies: Girl Scouts honor local leaders

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama on Wednesday hosted the West Alabama One Smart Cookie Celebration at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The event served to raise money for the organization, recognize outstanding Women of Distinction in West Alabama, and showcase the impact local Girl Scouts have on their community. Pam Parker… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Test engineers advise university’s design class

Andrew Carnegie once said, “We learn by doing.” Senior metallurgical and materials engineering students at the University of Alabama are doing just that thanks to two engineers from the Redstone Test Center.  This support began during the fall semester of 2018, when Suzanne McLendon, an Alabama graduate, was contacted to… Read more

Sources: Redstone Rocket