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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:     

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Florida condo collapse ‘extremely rare’: How Alabama beaches keep it from happening here    /  AL.com

The sudden collapse of a 40-year-old beachfront condominium near Miami Beach might be an “extremely rare” tragedy, but it has heightened the awareness this week over how similar structures are…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: June 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Drone Resolution    /  UA News

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities    /  UA News

Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Alabama Water Institute Names First Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The Alabama Water Institute selected three UA faculty members as the inaugural fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.


Author: Brock Parker    /    Published: May 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA CyberSeed Program Funds More Campus Research    /  UA News

Four promising research projects received funding from Year 2 of The University of Alabama Cyber Initiative’s CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, 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.

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