In The News: Alabama among 16 schools picked for Camaro competition: Schools working to redesign car into high-performance hybrid-electric

The University of Alabama is among 16 universities selected nationwide for a four-year EcoCar contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a high-performance hybrid-electric car, with goals of reducing its environmental impact while maintaining its muscle-car performance. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, Florence Times-Daily, WDEF CBS 12, The Republic, Lakeland Ledger

In The News: Phelps receives prestigious award at University of Alabama

Former Cabot High School student David Phelps, a senior in civil engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at the 2014 Premier Awards, the top individual honors for scholarship, leadership and service at Alabama. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recognizes excellence of… Read more

Sources: Cabot Star-Herald (Ark.) (Subscription required)

In The News: Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Philip Johnson, a petroleum engineering professor at the University of Alabama, calls the Gulf of Mexico “a monster reservoir,” but points out that drilling deep into the Gulf is a costly venture — so costly that few oil companies can drill on their own, instead forming joint ventures. Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: Professor receives national award for diversity

Viola Acoff, head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, was recently awarded for her dedication to increasing diversity in the field of engineering. Acoff was named a recipient of the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The national award recognizes an individual… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

CCEE Department Honors Alumni

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored three alumni at a banquet. Dr. Joseph Allen Jr. was awarded the Keith Woodman Award, and Dr. Kenneth R. Odom and Charles E. Orr were honored as Distinguished Departmental Fellows. Allen received his bachelor’s… Read more

CCEE Department Honors Back as Professor of the Year

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored the department’s professor of the year award at a banquet held at the Bryant Conference Center. Dr. Edward Back was awarded the Donald H. McLean Civil Engineering Professor of the Year Award. Back, professor… Read more