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NASA-funded space radiation studies could save astronauts’ lives    /  Breitbart

Physicists are teaming up with computer scientists in a NASA-funded study to help predict solar flares and radiation that can disable spacecraft and potentially kill astronauts. NASA has awarded a…


Source: Breitbart    /    Published: January 16, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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Intelligent.com Announces Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020    /  SFGATE

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 60 Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on…


Source: SFGATE    /    Published: December 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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Saving the Planet One Smart Building at a Time

It’s a Friday night, and you have invited a houseful of people over for a dinner party. Your mind is spinning with the details: cooking, cleaning and decorating. You think…


Author: Hannah Price    /    Published: October 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students,    /    Features:     

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Mission Accepted

Former acting administrator of NASA and University of Alabama alumnus Robert Lightfoot has been on a path of reconnection for the past year. After retiring from NASA in April 2018,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Mechanical Engineering,   

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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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Alabama LSAMP Bridge students get a college head start

A program at The University of Alabama is helping new college students get a head start with the goal of seeing them succeed throughout their academic careers and beyond. The…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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Ford, GM invest billions in self-driving cars amid uncertain future    /  Fox Business

The key question is how to monetize that data and it has industry leaders stumped, according to Bharat Balasubramanian, a former executive at Daimler AG and current professor at the…


Source: Fox Business    /    Published: July 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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ASHRAE honors members during 2019 Annual Conference    /  Engineered Systems

ASHRAE recognized the achievements and contributions of members to the HVACR industry during the 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 22-26, in Kansas City, Missouri …Zheng O’Neill, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor,…


Source: Engineered Systems    /    Published: June 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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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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Tesla under pressure as rivals prepare to launch new electric models    /  Fox Business

“Electric cars were not as disruptive as we all thought,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, a former Mercedes-Benz executive and head of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. “There’s…


Source: Fox Business    /    Published: June 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    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.