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UA civil engineering students place in national contest, adviser wins award

A team of University of Alabama students placed in the top five at a national competition in civil engineering and their faculty adviser won an award for his contributions to…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: October 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

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Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance    /  PBS

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We…


Source: PBS    /    Published: October 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Researchers Develop Tool to Diagnose Dying Forests    /  UA News

Predicting if droughts and heat waves will kill a forest is difficult, but new work involving an engineering researcher at The University of Alabama could help spot problems early to mitigate risks and possibly help restore a forest.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama    /  Alabama Newscenter

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is…


Source: Alabama Newscenter    /    Published: October 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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USA professor sets ambitious goal to improve wastewater infrastructure in rural Alabama    /  Yellowhammer

For years – 13, to be exact – Dr. Kevin White has been on a mission to improve wastewater management infrastructure in portions of rural Alabama. The $755,761 grant came…


Source: Yellowhammer    /    Published: August 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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UA to lead study on farming in Deep South    /  NBC 13 (Birmingham)

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common…


Source: NBC 13 (Birmingham)    /    Published: July 27, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   , , ,   

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UA to Lead Study on Irrigation-Fed Farming Impacts in Deep South    /  UA News

Unique research led by The University of Alabama will study whether more irrigation-fed farms in the Deep South could lead to a more robust agriculture industry, possibly becoming an even greater economic engine.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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Composting toilets could be the way of the future    /  ABC News

Big, black wasplike things living in your toilet may sound more like a horror scene than a sanitation solution … Often they do so because there are no sewer systems…


Source: ABC News    /    Published: June 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Red Light. Green Light.    /  UA News

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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In Little Bellas, mentors teach young girls in cycling program    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Mentor Ashton Greer, who recently defended her dissertation as part of graduate work in civil engineering at the University of Alabama, enjoyed the breaks outdoors from grad school life. Greer…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: June 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Students   

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.