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UA hires preeminent alumnus to advance water research initiatives

An expert water researcher and University of Alabama alumnus is joining the faculty of UA’s College of Engineering. Dr. Steven Burian will join the civil, construction and environmental engineering department…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:   ,   

New EPIC Scholars program will promote equity, enrichment for engineering honors students

UA’s College of Engineering has partnered with the Honors College to introduce a new enrichment opportunity for entering freshmen this fall. The Engineering Positive and Intentional Change, or EPIC, Scholars…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

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Storm anxiety and PTSD    /  NBC (Huntsville)

“We’re 10 years out from the 2011 tornadoes and we’re still seeing a lot of anxiety amongst people.” Dr. Laura Myers is the senior research scientist director for the Center…


Source: NBC (Huntsville)    /    Published: April 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients for 2021 Honored    /  UA News

Faculty Research Day highlights and celebrates excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by honoring faculty from across campus. It is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 27, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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No Mixed Signals: Novel Robot Named ‘Pepper’ Can Explain Its Thoughts To Humans    /  Daily Caller

Researchers from the University of Alabama announced that they were working on creating robots that would work alongside police officers and facilitate communication between other police, crime suspects, and the…


Source: Daily Caller    /    Published: April 23, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

Opinion | Electric vehicles important for Alabama’s automotive industry    /  Alabama Political Reporter

Dr. Allen Parrish Ph.D. is the executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute and also serves as a senior policy advisor for the Energy Institute of Alabama.


Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: April 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds    /  UA News

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Two UA Engineering Faculty to be Recognized by ASCE

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute, one of the nine technical institutes a part of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has recognized two trailblazing professors from The University of…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 8, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

Making the Most of Every Drop: Research Shows Dairy Industry Posts the Largest Gains in Water Productivity    /  Hoards Dairyman

“The WP of all livestock products – beef, pork, chicken, turkey, milk, and eggs – increased considerably from 1.8 times for beef to 5.1 times for milk,” said Mesfin Mekonnen,…


Source: Hoards Dairyman    /    Published: April 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA professor part of $4 million project to address Black Belt wastewater crisis    /  The Crimson White

Mark Elliott, an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is part of a project with four other universities that aims to create decentralized wastewater treatment systems for communities…


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: March 31, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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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.