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UA Welcomed Dr. Xinwu Qian to the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department Last Year

Smart cars, hybrids, gasoline and diesel cars play a vital role in the world’s sustainability and air quality. A transportation specialist has joined The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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Faithful, Loyal, Firm and True

Leaving campus abruptly mid-semester was a tough adjustment for many students. Plans and competitions were canceled. Research and class projects were put on hold. Not having the in-person support of…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students,   

Dr. Beth Todd

Virtual Reality

Two forward-thinking University of Alabama engineering faculty members have started a research project evaluating the quality of online engineering education in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Derek Williamson, civil,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department Has Added Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen

From working and studying in three continents, Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen has gained a worldly view of an important natural resource — water. Mekonnen joined The University of Alabama in 2020…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

Grants Awarded to Student Teams in Alabama for Innovative Technology Projects    /  Southeast Ag Radio Network

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded approximately $50,000 to the University of Alabama and $25,000 to the University of Alabama in Huntsville as part of a total of $792,036…


Source: Southeast Ag Radio Network    /    Published: December 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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University of Alabama and Partners Work to Solve Sewage Crisis in State’s Black Belt    /  American Council on Education

The University of Alabama (UA) has partnered with the University of South Alabama, Auburn University, Columbia University in New York, the University of North Carolina and the University of California-Irvine…


Source: American Council on Education    /    Published: December 16, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Potential solution emerges for Alabama’s Black Belt sewage woes    /  AL.com

Several universities in Alabama and across the country are collaborating on a project to bring a new kind of sewage treatment to Alabama’s Black Belt, where bad soil, poverty and…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Contributing Solutions to Wastewater Treatment in Rural Alabama    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a prestigious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA-Led Study of Southeastern Groundwater Assists Water Management    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a 4-year, $6 million project to conduct groundwater research that will provide new scientific insights and make useful groundwater water predictions for the Southeast.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 5, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Water Quality Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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PCI Honors Contributions to Precast Concrete Industry at Fall 2020 Committee Days and Technical Conference    /  For Construction Pros

The George D. Nasser Award recognizes PCI Journal papers relating to the design, research, production, or construction of precast concrete structures from authors who are 40 years old or younger….


Source: For Construction Pros    /    Published: October 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, 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.