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Are campus crosswalks safe?    /  The Crimson White

For UA student Caroline Horn, warnings about the crosswalks started during an early move-in camp for new students… UA Director of Transportation Services Chris D’Esposito said the approximately 500 crosswalks…


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: November 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

Securing the Workforce

Careers in cyber security have become increasingly needed across the country, and The University of Alabama is working to create a direct line of employees ready to take on the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: November 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff,   

New Manufacturing Research Center Established by UA’s College of Engineering

The University of Alabama College of Engineering has instituted a new interdisciplinary research and development center on campus. The Manufacturing at the Point-of-Need Center will provide undergrad and graduate students…


Author: Abby Woodruff    /    Published: November 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Centers, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   ,   

UA Leading Effort to Ready Future Teachers of Computer Science    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a program among six state universities to prepare secondary education students to fill the need for trained computer science teachers in the state.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Study: Avoid Travel After Dark During Thanksgiving Week    /  UA News

A study of Thanksgiving week vehicle crash data from the past five years in Alabama shows travel after dark increases risk for crashes and fatalities, leading to the conclusion that,…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

The intersection of environmental justice and civil rights: How DOJ investigation could play out    /  Montgomery Advertiser

“You can go to Wilcox County, and you find exactly the same situation, but really nothing happening to solve the problem,” University of Alabama professor Mark Elliott said. 


Source: Montgomery Advertiser    /    Published: November 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Shrugs and intrigue: Alabama reacts to billions of dollars it will get in federal infrastructure package    /  AL.com

Allen Parrish, executive director with the Alabama Transportation Institute and a professor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said the idea that there will be “radical transportation in road…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Centers, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts    /  UA News

Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

5 people in an airplane hanger behind a small hybrid plane

How close are hydrogen planes, really?    /  Marketplace

“Yes, as far as hydrogen-powered, the planes will definitely look different,” said Bhupendra Khandelwal, an associate professor at the University of Alabama.


Source: Marketplace    /    Published: November 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Bell Lauds Faculty, Staff Roles in Capstone’s Success    /  UA News

President Stuart R. Bell’s Fall 2021 Campus Assembly address highlighted the vital part faculty and staff play in everything The University of Alabama has accomplished, and the importance of their…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    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.