In The News: Shelby County student earns $1,000 Alfa Foundation Scholarship

The tuition bill for a local college student will be a little lower in August thanks to a scholarship awarded through the Alfa Foundation … Scholarship recipient Jacob Odom of Birmingham is a Briarwood Christian High School graduate and a freshman at the University of Alabama studying civil engineering.  Read more

Sources: Shelby County Reporter, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University Students to Test Microgravity Research in NASA’s Underwater Analog

Twenty-five student teams from across the country will test their research underwater in May and June in simulated microgravity at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) challenge … The second test week, June 4-7, will feature teams from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Embry-Riddle… Read more

Sources: Alabama Latino News , Market Watch

In The News: Madison County native completes Capitol Hill internship for Sen. Shelby

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that Mason Joyner, daughter of Walley and Kelly Joyner of Madison, Mississippi, Darry Elizabeth Freeman of Montgomery, and Bebe Wheeles of Birmingham, completed internships this summer in his Washington office. Joyner is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama, pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is also… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Madison County Journal

UA Engineering Alumni Honor Outstanding Senior

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Holden DeGrave, a recent graduate of The University of Alabama, received the 2018 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A graduate of Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, DeGrave graduated from UA this spring with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. For eight semesters, DeGrave received… Read more

In The News: UA professor receives award from U.S. Navy

A professor at The University of Alabama is honored by the Navy. Dr. Andy Lemmon, a UA engineering professor, who has participated in a three-year study on how to better equip Navy ships for the future was given a half-million dollar grant. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , Associated Press , US News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News, Black News Zone, Diverse, Alabama Today, Al.com

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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