Research Centers

The College of Engineering has several research centers and institutes that capitalize on interdisciplinary research initiatives and advance the University’s mission.

In The News: Snowjam: Researchers to study Jan. 28 winter weather: CAPS part of research effort

Where were you January 28th, 2014? Were you stuck in your car for 20 hours on I-285? Were you desperately trying to get your kids home from school? What did you know when? NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is partnering with the University of Alabama to better understand the… Read more

Sources: WXIA NBC 11

In The News: Alabama Governor Pushes Small Business Assistance

A group of small business owners and politicians gathered at the Cullman, Alabama, Area Chamber of Commerce Friday to hear Governor Robert Bentley’s pledge to bring more assistance to locally owned shops. Bentley said he plans to unveil a new website soon to help small business owners and entrepreneurs find… Read more

Sources: Cullman Times, CPA Practice Advisor, Southeast Sun

In The News: Safety measures amp up as Memorial Day approaches

Local and state law enforcement will increase their presence on Alabama roads as Memorial Day, and the inevitability of holiday motorists, approaches. According to data from the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, 3,580 wrecks were reported for Calhoun County in 2011 — an average of… Read more

Sources: The Anniston Star

UA News: Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to… Read more

Expanding Its Window: CAPS ventures into new areas that serve society

Creating innovative technology for law enforcement may be the claim to fame for the Center for Advanced Public Safety, but, as is the case for many in Alabama, a tornado outbreak in April 2011 prompted CAPS researchers to consider their role in preparing the community for future disasters. After the… Read more

In The News: Tuscaloosa’s Bidsters, Child Safety Pass join five other companies in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale

Two startup companies from Tuscaloosa will join five other young companies from Birmingham and Madison in vying for a share of more than $100,000 in prize money Friday in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Finale. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: January storm brought increase in serious wrecks on rural roads

Predictably, wrecks on Alabama roadways increased during the winter storm that surprised the state two weeks ago, though most of the severe accidents occurred on rural routes free of congestion where road speeds remained faster, according to University of Alabama researchers. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Two startups with University of Alabama ties advance in Alabama Launchpad competition

Two companies with University of Alabama affiliations are among seven startups selected to advance to the next phase of the latest round of the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation announced Friday Bidsters LLC and Child Safety Pass, both Tuscaloosa based, were among the companies… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News