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Saving the Planet One Smart Building at a Time

It’s a Friday night, and you have invited a houseful of people over for a dinner party. Your mind is spinning with the details: cooking, cleaning and decorating. You think…


Author: Hannah Price    /    Published: October 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students,    /    Features:     

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UA Part of Tornado Research Project in Alabama    /  Fox 6

A group of University of Alabama students will soon visit and spend time with some homeowners to better understand how they find out when severe weather is happening and how…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: October 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Part of Tornado Research Project in Alabama    /  UA News

A group of University of Alabama students will soon visit and spend time with some homeowners to better understand how they find out when severe weather is happening and how…


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: October 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama    /  Alabama Newscenter

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is…


Source: Alabama Newscenter    /    Published: October 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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Grant money allocated for targeted traffic enforcement    /  The Gadsden Times

Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, the governor’s office announced 18 counties will get $1.2 million to help improve traffic safety in East-Central Alabama. Funds will be allocated…


Source: The Gadsden Times    /    Published: August 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research   

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UA Researchers Continue Groundbreaking Work in Greenland    /  UA News

For the second consecutive year, a team of researchers from The University of Alabama traveled to the Arctic Circle to help unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Remote Sensing Center, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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UA and Auburn receive grant to help with safety on Alabama roads    /  NBC 13

New tonight, safety on Alabama’s highways at the center of a more than $3 million grant. Governor Ivey awarded the funding today to Auburn University, The University of Alabama and…


Source: NBC 13    /    Published: August 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research   

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When a Tornado Hits Your Home: A New Look at Structures, Survival, and Resilience    /  Weather Underground

Chasing a tornado is one thing. It’s a whole different matter if a tornado is heading toward your home. How do you deal with the threat? And exactly what happens…


Source: Weather Underground    /    Published: August 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA researchers watch Tropical Storm Barry    /  WBRC-Fox 6

A team of weather professionals at The University of Alabama are anxiously awaiting Barry’s landfall. Dr. Laura Myers the director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the school, is…


Source: WBRC-Fox 6    /    Published: July 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Fourth of July holiday brings higher risk of fatal wrecks    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama averages more fatal crashes during the days surrounding Independence Day than the rest of the year, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at the University…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: July 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, 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.