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UA hires preeminent alumnus to advance water research initiatives

An expert water researcher and University of Alabama alumnus is joining the faculty of UA’s College of Engineering. Dr. Steven Burian will join the civil, construction and environmental engineering department…

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2021 Outstanding Senior

Emma Sanders, who studied chemical engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2021 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A student in the Honors College with a premedical concentration…

Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students    /    Features:   ,   

New EPIC Scholars program will promote equity, enrichment for engineering honors students

UA’s College of Engineering has partnered with the Honors College to introduce a new enrichment opportunity for entering freshmen this fall. The Engineering Positive and Intentional Change, or EPIC, Scholars…

Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

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Storm anxiety and PTSD    /  NBC (Huntsville)

“We’re 10 years out from the 2011 tornadoes and we’re still seeing a lot of anxiety amongst people.” Dr. Laura Myers is the senior research scientist director for the Center…

Source: NBC (Huntsville)    /    Published: April 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients for 2021 Honored    /  UA News

Faculty Research Day highlights and celebrates excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by honoring faculty from across campus. It is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 27, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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32 Schools Qualify for AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals    /  ASIC

Ingenuity is on full display at American universities across the country, as student engineers from 32 schools have qualified to move on to the National Finals in a Student Steel…

Source: ASIC    /    Published: April 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students   

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No Mixed Signals: Novel Robot Named ‘Pepper’ Can Explain Its Thoughts To Humans    /  Daily Caller

Researchers from the University of Alabama announced that they were working on creating robots that would work alongside police officers and facilitate communication between other police, crime suspects, and the…

Source: Daily Caller    /    Published: April 23, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

Opinion | Electric vehicles important for Alabama’s automotive industry    /  Alabama Political Reporter

Dr. Allen Parrish Ph.D. is the executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute and also serves as a senior policy advisor for the Energy Institute of Alabama.

Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: April 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Meet the Pioneering Pilot Who Flies the Air Force’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet    /  InStyle

“I’ve thought, ‘Am I good enough to do this? Am I better than the guys?’” says Wolfe, who studied chemical engineering at the University of Alabama before joining the Air…

Source: InStyle    /    Published: April 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds    /  UA News

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.