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Stories by Alana Norris

Rising IT star Chandler Bise tempered by mixture of influences    /  Certification Magazine

Have you ever had the enjoyable opportunity of meeting an individual who seems to have the world on a string? You know the type I’m talking about: This sort of person…

Source: Certification Magazine    /    Published: March 1, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Students   

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UA cyber security researcher explains CloudFare data leak    /  NBC 13 (Birmingham)

A University of Alabama cyber security researcher says it could turn out to be one of the largest internet security incidents ever. Matthew Hudnall is talking about a mistake made…

Source: NBC 13 (Birmingham)    /    Published: February 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News   

UA Professor Selected as Fellow of Materials Research Society    /  UA News

The Materials Research Society recently elected a University of Alabama scientist to its 2017 Fellows class.

Author: Derek Hooper    /    Published: February 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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ASCE to Update CE Body of Knowledge; Member Input Sought    /  ASCE News

Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. “We’re living in times that are changing at an accelerated rate,”…

Source: ASCE News    /    Published: February 23, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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Many Alabamians can’t find themselves on a map, and that’s dangerous    /

Part of the problem could be simply the maps themselves, according to Dr. Laura Myers, a senior research scientist and the director the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of…

Source:    /    Published: February 22, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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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.