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UA Leads Multi-Institute Research of Oklahoma Tornado Damage    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is the lead on a research grant to study the damage left by the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., to understand whether past tornadoes influenced building practices to better withstand future events. As part of the grant, the research team is also studying whether social media and engineering can combine to influence future building practice.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 3, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?    /  NPR

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a…


Source: NPR    /    Published: May 22, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research   

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UA Engineering Student Awarded NASA Fellowship    /  UA News

The NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship awarded University of Alabama civil engineering student Will Guin a renewable fellowship for graduate school.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 14, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Not Another Face in the Crowd

It could have easily been his first interview, judging by the way Jackson Blankenship fiddled so nervously in his chair, self-consciously contemplating his answer to each question. But this was…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students   

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UA Engineering Students to Compete in Concrete Canoe Event    /  UA News

A team of University of Alabama engineering students will return to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Southeast Conference Concrete Canoe Competition in Miami March 14-16.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 28, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students, UA News   

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UA Student Selected for International Engineering Program    /  UA News

Thomas Moat, a senior in construction engineering from Newnan, Ga., will help the Chinese government in Beijing design and build a pedestrian bridge as part of the 2013 International Summer School of Structural Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 5, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students, UA News   

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UA Engineering Professor Selected for International Conference    /  UA News

Dr. Wei Song, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama, will represent the structural control and monitoring community as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Sixth International Workshop on Structural Control and Monitoring.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 27, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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Inaugural STEM-path students excited about opportunities    /  Manderson News

The students in the STEM path to the MBA — the self-proclaimed guinea pigs — seem to be satisfied after their first semester of experiments.In August 2011, the inaugural class…


Source: Manderson News    /    Published: August 14, 2012    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students   

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UA Key in Multi-Institute Exploratory Research Project Investigating Tuscaloosa Tornado Damage    /  UA News

A UA research team has received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Grant for Exploratory Research to investigate and gather data about the damage to, and performance of, woodframe structures in the affected areas due to strong winds.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 12, 2011    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News   

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UA Engineering Appoints Back as Director of Construction Engineering Program    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently named Dr. W. Edward Back director of the Construction Engineering Program.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 12, 2009    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, 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.