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Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering News

New materials can make Florida condos more durable. Almost no one uses them    /  ArcaMax Publishing

Unlike many diseases that afflict aging humans, there are already cures for the most common, serious and expensive threat to thousands of aging buildings… “Most old concrete buildings in this…


Source: ArcaMax Publishing    /    Published: September 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA Launches $1.5 Billion Capital Campaign    /  UA News

The University of Alabama launched the largest fundraising campaign in state history to raise a minimum of $1.5 billion in private donations to support all areas of campus — from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: September 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Giving, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Engineered to Speak: How C&IS Equips Engineers with Presentation Blueprints    /  CIS News

As some of the brightest minds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), engineers have a language all their own—but not everyone speaks that language. Translating complicated and…


Source: CIS News    /    Published: September 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Faculty Receives Fulbright Award    /  UA News

Dr. Leigh Terry received a Fulbright Specialist Award to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships through educational and training activities within environmental science.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: August 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, UA News    /    Features:     

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Faculty and Staff Accolades for Aug. 18, 2021    /  UA News

The UA Career Center’s Campus Career Influencer Program targets faculty and staff who have a compelling interest and commitment to the development of student career readiness, in addition to academic…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

W. Edward Back Named Interim Dean of the College of Engineering    /  UA News

Dr. W. Edward Back has been appointed as the interim dean of The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering effective Aug. 16.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: August 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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Elaina Sutley named engineering associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging    /  University of Kansas

Elaina Sutley, associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, has been named associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging for the University of Kansas School of Engineering…Sutley earned…


Source: University of Kansas    /    Published: July 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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Faculty and Staff Accolades for July 20, 2021    /  UA News

Dr. James W. Harris, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was selected for the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities foundation to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Research to enhance flood resilience    /  Fox 6

Happening at The University of Alabama, researchers are conducting a flooding study that can help communities better researchers are working to develop a framework that creates an opportunity to forecast hurricane-driven…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: July 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Climate scientists say building collapse is a ‘wake-up call’ about the potential impact of rising seas    /  CNN

As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the…


Source: CNN    /    Published: July 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The 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.