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Four UA Students Named Goldwater Scholars in 2017    /  UA News

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected four University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2017-2018.


Author: Richard LeComte    /    Published: April 6, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

UA solar project is teaching tool for future engineers    /  Alabama News Center

University of Alabama Athletics and the College of Engineering celebrated a partnership with a bright future last week as new solar panels at the Sewell-Thomas baseball stadium went online.  The…


Source: Alabama News Center    /    Published: April 6, 2017    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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University of Alabama hoping to stop pedestrian deaths by raising awareness of dangers    /  CBS 42 (Birmingham)

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the University of Alabama is stepping in to do their part to cut the risk. Tuscaloosa Police told CBS42 News that nine…


Source: CBS 42 (Birmingham)    /    Published: April 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Teams compete in the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition    /  WVUA

Forty teams of entrepreneurs battled it out today in hopes of winning a $50,000 grand prize. The students competed in the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition. Some of…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: April 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News, Research, Students   

UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest    /  Crimson White

A team of students at The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top six finalists to compete in a international engineering competition. The goal of the…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: April 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Technology Meets Fashion in UA Collaboration    /  UA News

An unlikely collaboration between two University of Alabama colleges has resulted in an innovative, yet fashionable, way of displaying student work.


Author: Kim Eaton    /    Published: April 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News   

Business, Engineering Majors Win $50,000 in Business Plan Competition    /  UA News

Three undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are ready to take the next step in changing how life-saving medicines are stored and transported after winning the $50,000 grand prize at the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition recently at UA.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

University of Alabama researchers trying to learn how police officers react to ‘shoot, don’t shoot’ situations    /  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Trying to to learn how police officers react to “shoot, don’t shoot” situations, researchers at the University of Alabama are measuring brain waves during virtual reality police training. According to…


Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer    /    Published: March 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

Don’t Shoot: UA Combines VR, Neuroscience in Police Training Research    /  UA News

University of Alabama researchers are using a novel approach to learn how police officers react to “shoot, don’t shoot” situations: measuring brain waves during virtual reality police training.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: March 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

UA students create 3-D Shoe    /  WVUA

A 3-D shoe made entirely out of shoeboxes is what a group of students at The University of Alabama are working on. Combining the technical and creative skills of two…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: March 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students   

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Alana Norris

A communications specialist of three years and former staff writer for The Vicksburg Post, Alana Norris joined the College of Engineering in February 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in history with secondary education certification from Huntingdon College, and a second bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Alabama.


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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.