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Innovative UA Research Recognized with NSF CAREER Awards    /  UA News

Four professors at The University of Alabama received one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious honors for early-career faculty.


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: June 6, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

Federal Grant Powers UA’s Autonomous Bus Safety Research    /  UA News

With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and the United States Department of Transportation, The University of Alabama is gearing up for a $3 million project to develop advanced…


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: May 31, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

Clayton Selected as Recipient of UA’s Non-Traditional Thesis and Project Thesis Award

Jonathan Clayton, a non-thesis master’s student studying civil engineering, was recently selected as the recipient of The University of Alabama’s Non-Traditional Thesis and Project Thesis Award.  Clayton’s thesis project involved…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: March 18, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students,   

Professor Uses Research to Improve Worker Safety in Mines, More    /  UA News

Worker safety has always been a passion of Dr. Siyuan Song, but after she became aware of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program within the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: February 2, 2024    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Photo of Kymberly Reeder holding the award

Reeder selected as Outstanding Fall 2023
Co-op Student

Kymberly Reeder, a junior majoring in architectural engineering with a minor in engineering positive and intentional change, has been selected as the Outstanding Fall 2023 Co-op Student.


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: January 31, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students   

a brick wall being busted up by high speed wood

Watch: What Happens When a Two-by-Four Going 200 mph Hits a Wall?    /  UA News

In The University of Alabama Debris Cannon Lab, home to the world’s only quad-barrel cannon of its kind, engineering students learn the power of tornadoes — and problem-solving — with…


Author: Mitch Bailey    /    Published: January 30, 2024    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Dr. Siyuan Song

Song receives funding from Department of Labor to develop training programs focused on worker safety

Worker safety has always been a passion of Dr. Siyuan Song, but after she became aware of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program within the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, her field of interest evolved. What started as providing training for construction workers turned into developing and delivering training for two more underserved groups: healthcare workers and surface miners.


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: January 18, 2024    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Outreach,    /    Features:     

3 students doing research, one in a grey sweater

UA to Bolster Nation’s Workforce in Precision Timing    /  UA News

A one-of-a-kind graduate program at The University of Alabama will pave the way for highly skilled professionals to enter the ranks of the critical field of precision timing.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 13, 2023    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Partners, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

UA Professors Get CAREER Boost    /  UA News

Two engineering professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 21, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

With EPA Funding, UA Students to Assess Well Water    /  UA News

A student-led team from The University of Alabama has received a federal award for its research and efforts to help private well owners in Alabama predict and identify the risk of water contamination after flooding.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 11, 2023    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Partners, Research, UA News    /    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.