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UA Team Takes Part in World’s First Self-Driving Race Car Competition    /  UA News

Computers, not humans, will drive the cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 23 for a chance at $1 million and a place in automotive history.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery    /  UA News

Drawing upon expertise from across campus, a new center at The University of Alabama will help overcome obstacles keeping drug therapies that show promise in the lab from translating to…


Author: Adam Jones and Shane Dorrill    /    Published: October 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA’s Industrial Assessment Center Selected to Continue Mission    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will continue its role as home to the state’s only Industrial Assessment Center that assists manufacturers in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, while training the…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alabama Industrial Assessment Center, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger    /  UA News

Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort    /  UA News

Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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Stellar Innovation: Students Turn NASA Patents into Practical Solutions    /  UA News

“Working on the NASA patents means doing a lot of not only technical research but market research,” said Lauren Davis, a native of Dacula, Georgia, studying mechanical engineering and part…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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Independence Day Ups Instances of Deadly, Severe Traffic Crashes    /  UA News

Traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadlier than most other days, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer    /  UA News

Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors    /  UA News

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Drone Resolution    /  UA News

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Adam Jones

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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.