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Research

Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in this state, and the College of Engineering often makes news through the research of our faculty and students.

Research Centers

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

In The News: NASA airborne campaign catches the drift of snow water

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the time NASA’s SnowEx campaign hits the skies and ground of the world’s snowy places, measuring snow properties to understand how much water is contained by each winter’s snowfall. SnowEx includes partners from universities, private institutions and other government agencies who bring additional… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

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: UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits

University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor, which was developed in a UA lab, is clipped to prescription or nonprescription eyeglasses. The monitor includes a tiny high-definition… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Alabama Newscenter, Fox 6, mHealth Intelligence, Outbreak News Today, Warwick Beacon, Food Management, WPRI (Providence, Rhode Island), CBS (Providence, RI)

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