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University professor works to remove potentially carcinogenic ‘forever chemicals’ from water    /  The Crimson White

Milad Esfahani, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama, has been leading research into ways to remove potentially carcinogenic “forever chemicals” from drinking water that research suggests are present in almost all humans.

Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: September 24, 2023    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA Professors Get CAREER Boost    /  UA News

Two engineering professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 21, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

New Director to Oversee Water Research    /  UA News

An innovator and proven leader at the forefront of weather- and water-related data science with extensive experience in federal programs has been named the new executive director of the Alabama Water Institute.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 14, 2023    /    Posted in:   Alabama Water Institute, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

New Computing Center Expands Innovation Opportunities    /  UA News

A new high-performance computing center at The University of Alabama will enhance innovation and discovery while enriching student experiences that ready them to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 6, 2023    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News   

With EPA Funding, UA Students to Assess Well Water    /  UA News

A student-led team from The University of Alabama has received a federal award for its research and efforts to help private well owners in Alabama predict and identify the risk of water contamination after flooding.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 11, 2023    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Partners, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Natural Hazard Vulnerability Shows Disproportionate Risk    /  UA News

A fifth of neighborhood blocks in the continental United States most vulnerable to natural disaster account for a quarter of the lower 48 states’ risk, according to a detailed assessment of vulnerability.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 3, 2023    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Students Seize Second Chance at Space Launch    /  UA News

A determined group of students at The University of Alabama are taking full advantage of a second opportunity at a project that could see their hard work launch into space after the last attempt ended in disappointment.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 7, 2023    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Students, UA News   

Six faculty and student members of the deployment team.

Overcoming Obstacles: Remote Sensing Center Completes Deployment to Isolated Area in Colorado

A group of researchers from The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently completed a critical field deployment to Gothic, Colorado, to conduct leading-edge research on snowpack density in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: June 29, 2023    /    Posted in:   Remote Sensing Center, Research,   

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Indy Autonomous Challenge Sets Autonomous Speed Records At Monza “Temple Of Speed”    /

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) today announced that team PoliMOVE won the first-ever autonomous driving road course time trial competition, held at the Monza “Temple of Speed.” The historic feat…

Source:    /    Published: June 27, 2023    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Home Page Main Story, In The News   

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Tynker Coding for Kids Celebrates Milestone Achievement: 100M+ Students, 150K+ Schools, and 160M+ Apps Created    /  Tynker

Tynker, the leading coding platform for kids, proudly announces a significant milestone in advancing global coding education worldwide. With over 100+ million students, 150,000 schools, and 160 million apps created…

Source: Tynker    /    Published: June 7, 2023    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News   

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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.