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Alabama Engineering Recruit Da’Shawn Hand    /  WVTM Alabam's 13

Da’Shawn Hand has the rare blend of athleticism and speed. The nation’s top-rated defensive end had 94 scholarship offers on the table. “It was a long process, but next year I…


Source: WVTM Alabam's 13    /    Published: June 3, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

UA Start-Up Company Ready to Serve Construction Industry    /  UA News

A company supported by The University of Alabama will open for business June 6, the culmination of years of hard work by a recent engineering graduate.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 19, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News   

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Three CCEE Graduates Students Awarded Departmental Grants

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Three graduate students in The University of Alabama department of civil, construction and environmental engineering were awarded an inaugural grant that will pair each with a funded…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 14, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   , ,   

UA Engineering Students Build Robot for Space-Mining Contest    /  UA News

Students in the Alabama Astrobotics team from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will participate in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition May 19-23 at Kennedy Space Center.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

Researchers: Simple changes may help homes better survive tornadoes    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Researchers, including faculty and students from the University of Alabama, who studied the aftermath of a devastating 2013 tornado in Oklahoma say simple design changes could improve the survivability of…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 30, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research   

Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study    /  UA News

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to a study of damage left behind by a powerful tornado in Moore, Okla., in 2013 by researchers at The University of Alabama and other institutions.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 30, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Phelps receives prestigious award at University of Alabama    /  Cabot Star-Herald (Ark.) (Subscription required)

Former Cabot High School student David Phelps, a senior in civil engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at the 2014 Premier…


Source: Cabot Star-Herald (Ark.) (Subscription required)    /    Published: April 25, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students   

Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy    /  Business Alabama

Philip Johnson, a petroleum engineering professor at the University of Alabama, calls the Gulf of Mexico “a monster reservoir,” but points out that drilling deep into the Gulf is a…


Source: Business Alabama    /    Published: April 24, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News   

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CCEE Department Honors Alumni

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored three alumni at a banquet. Dr. Joseph Allen Jr. was awarded the Keith Woodman…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering    /    Features:     

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CCEE Department Honors Back as Professor of the Year

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored the department’s professor of the year award at a banquet held at the Bryant…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    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.