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Here’s your chance to weigh in on weather warnings    /  AL.com

The weather enterprise needs you. The Vortex-Southeast tornado research project has brought cutting-edge researchers and all their high-tech equipment to Alabama for the spring tornado season. But they need help…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 13, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    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:     

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UA Center for Advanced Public Safety to receive grant to evaluate seatbelt use    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

Governor Robert Bentley wants to make Alabama roads safer. He is doing that by awarding about $140,000 in grants to evaluate new traffic safety data. That work is to be…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: March 8, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research   

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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   

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

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

Higher Education Meets Manufacturing    /  Southern Automotive Alliance

From Bharat Balasubramanian’s perspective, the Southeast must be more than a place for efficient, low-cost manufacturers of high-quality vehicles. To ensure long-term success, the region needs world-class engineers doing research…


Source: Southern Automotive Alliance    /    Published: February 17, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

A Crimson Connection    /  UA News

When a University of Alabama football player with an injured arm instinctively stiff-armed a defender in the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championship Game, he was able to do so thanks to doctors, athletic trainers, engineering students, professors and a 3-D printer.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 13, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Mobile mapping used to boost Northport retail development    /  ABC 33/40

Birmingham-based r360 Consulting has entered into a three-year agreement with the City of Northport. According to the firm, Northport will pay r360 $25,000 per year to collect economic data and…


Source: ABC 33/40    /    Published: February 10, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research   

UA Offers Engineering Course Taught in German    /  UA News

This spring 13 engineering students at The University of Alabama are learning automotive engineering through a class taught entirely in German, most likely the first German-taught engineering course for American students in the Southeast.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 23, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Researchers see sharp increase in Alabama traffic deaths    /  The Anniston Star

Twenty five percent more people died in car wrecks statewide in 2016 compared to the year before, according to traffic data released Tuesday by the University of Alabama’s Center for…


Source: The Anniston Star    /    Published: January 18, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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.