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Even With Less Traffic, Drivers Should Use Caution During Holidays    /  UA News

There has been less traffic and fewer traffic crashes reported in Alabama during the pandemic, but caution is urged for drivers over the holidays because although there have been less…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, UA News    /    Features:     

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Distinguished UA Engineering Professor Honored with Burnum Award    /  UA News

Awarded annually to recognize and promote excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, the Burnum Award recognizes distinguished careers at UA.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published:    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Contributing Solutions to Wastewater Treatment in Rural Alabama    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a prestigious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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Robotics Contest Awardee Returns to UA 9 Years Later as a Freshman    /  UA News

In 2011, third grader Mary Virginia McKinley competed in UA’s first-ever robotics competition. Now she is studying computer science.

Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: November 12, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, UA News    /    Features:     

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Can You Actually Earn an Engineering Degree Online? How It Works and What It Costs    /  Money

But getting your degree online can be challenging in many ways, too, especially when studying a discipline like engineering that relies heavily on experiential learning. … To overcome this hurdle,…

Source: Money    /    Published: November 11, 2020    /    Posted in:   In The News   

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UA-Led Study of Southeastern Groundwater Assists Water Management    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a 4-year, $6 million project to conduct groundwater research that will provide new scientific insights and make useful groundwater water predictions for the Southeast.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 5, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Water Quality Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Researchers Studying New Method to Capture CO2 from Air    /  PNNL

In a new project inspired by natural organisms, PNNL researchers, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama, will work to develop an artificial system…

Source: PNNL    /    Published: November 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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Moving Forward    /  UA News

The electric motor has been around nearly two centuries, but it was largely abandoned for use in cars until this century. Its recently sustained emergence in the personal vehicle market…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 30, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research, UA News   

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College in the time of coronavirus    /  The United States Army

When the COVID-19 arrived in early March, it was immediately clear that life was changing drastically. One group hit particularly hard was Stuttgart High School (SHS) seniors. Not only did…

Source: The United States Army    /    Published:    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News, Students   

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PCI Honors Contributions to Precast Concrete Industry at Fall 2020 Committee Days and Technical Conference    /  For Construction Pros

The George D. Nasser Award recognizes PCI Journal papers relating to the design, research, production, or construction of precast concrete structures from authors who are 40 years old or younger….

Source: For Construction Pros    /    Published: October 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The 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.