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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:     

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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:     

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Natural Hazard Vulnerability Shows Disproportionate Risk    /  UA News

A fifth of neighborhood blocks in the continental United States most vulnerable to natural disaster account for a quarter of the lower 48 states’ risk, according to a detailed assessment of vulnerability.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 3, 2023    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Leading Effort For Stronger, Greener Concrete    /  UA News

Engineering researchers received $2.75 million in federal support to scale up a patent-pending innovation that uses carbon dioxide to strengthen concrete.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 8, 2023    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Partners, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

UA Engineering Alumnus Dr. Ifeanyi Okpala Named as One of 18 Under 31 Young Alumni

Dr. Ifeanyi Okpala’s path to and time at The University of Alabama is nothing short of remarkable.


Author: Brinkley Wood    /    Published: February 22, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering   

Dr. Harris in his lab

UA Researchers Hope to Spur Adoption of Greener Jet Fuel    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are spearheading a project to demonstrate an innovative method to create jet fuel from plants, helping the airline industry meet goals for using…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 11, 2022    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, 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.