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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: Thanksgiving, Christmas have different causes for car crashes

The results of a University of Alabama study on crashes during the holidays is out, specifically looking at the difference between crashes around Christmas and new year’s, compared to thanksgiving. The center of advanced public safety compiled crash information from around the state over the past 15 years. The number… Read more

Sources: NBC (Montgomery), ABC (Meridian, Miss.), Fox 6, WAFF 48

In The News: Alabama researchers help drill for ancient ice

University of Alabama researchers played a role in developing radar that will help recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica, part of an international effort to better understand the Earth’s climate history. “With active participation of UA students, our team developed very complex, high-sensitivity remote sensing radars in… Read more

Sources: Al.com, ABC 33/40, The Tuscaloosa News, Yellowhammer, WVTM-NBC 13, NBC 13

UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice

A unique radar developed by engineering researchers at The University of Alabama helped find the location to recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica as part of an international effort to better understand the Earth’s climate history. Read more

In The News: Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes

Holidays are soon approaching, and traffic is always heavy as people travel to and from their destinations. The Center for Advanced Public Safety are tracking data to really target where wrecks are more common. Read more

Sources: WVUA, Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 - Nov. 25, NBC 13 - Nov. 26, NBC 13 – Nov. 30, NBC (Huntsville), ABC 33/40, CBS (Dothan), Fox 6

In The News: MHP unveils new electronic crash reporting system

The Mississippi Highway Patrol on Wednesday unveiled a new system designed to be more efficient when troopers write reports on crashes across the state. The new system is called eCrash. It allows troopers to fill out crash reports electronically. Once completed, the report is immediately submitted to a central database… Read more

Sources: WJTV, Simpson County

In The News: The ridesharing impact on drunk driving

Uber and Lyft driving have become popular side hustles for people around the world. But for one driver the ride sharing services are more than just a full-time gig. “Oh my goodness, it has been awesome, I have loved it. It’s made my life so much happier,” Leigh Ann Browne… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 on 10/31, Fox 6 on 11/3, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan)

Saving the Planet One Smart Building at a Time: UA working to reduce building energy consumption

It’s a Friday night, and you have invited a houseful of people over for a dinner party. Your mind is spinning with the details: cooking, cleaning and decorating. You think you’ve covered every element; but, as guests start to arrive, the temperature in your house begins rising. Before you know… Read more

In The News: UA Part of Tornado Research Project in Alabama

A group of University of Alabama students will soon visit and spend time with some homeowners to better understand how they find out when severe weather is happening and how those families react to it. Read more

Sources: Fox 6, ABC 33/40 on 10/7, NBC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), WERC-FM, WVUA on 10/9, NBC 13, ABC 33/40 on 10/9, WVTM-13 on 10/10, WVUA on 10/12, WVTM 13 (Birmingham) on 10/12 , ABC/NBC (Mississippi and West Alabama), The News Courier, NBC (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Times Daily, The Eagle, ABC (Huntsville), ABC 33/40 on 10/14, NBC (Columbus, Miss.), Insurance Journal, Alabama Newscenter, The Tuscaloosa News , AL.com