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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:     

Energy Institute of Alabama names Alabama Transportation Institute’s Parrish as senior policy adviser    /  Alabama Political Reporter

The Energy Institute of Alabama is pleased to welcome Alabama Transportation Institute Executive Director Allen Parrish as the newest senior policy adviser for the organization. In this role, Parrish will…


Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: December 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

A double cantilever carbon-reinforced composite beam begins to heal itself under the actuation of macro- fiber composites after a Mode I delamination test.

Probabilistic methods gain traction for designing complex systems    /  Aerospace America

In July, an AIAA Certification by Analysis Community made up of industry, academia and government/regulatory representatives completed the draft document “Recommended Practices When Flight Modeling Is Used to Reduce Flight…


Source: Aerospace America    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Research,    /    Features:   ,   

3 pictures pieced together of Dr. Ravi Kumar, left; Dr. Meenakshi Arora, top right; and Dr. Raghu Ganugula.

Biomedical Sciences Team Joins The University of Alabama    /  UA News

Three professors specializing in biomedical sciences, biochemistry and bioengineering will join The University of Alabama, boosting research and innovation in novel design and engineering of advanced drug delivery systems.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News,    /    Features:     

Dr. Chris S. Crawford wearing a mask with dramatic lighting

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?    /  The New York Times

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.


Source: The New York Times    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News,    /    Features:     

For scientists studying ‘disaster fatigue,’ this has been a year like no other    /  Science Magazine

The researchers say their surveys and interviews have revealed that such stress can induce what they call “disaster fatigue”—a form of emotional exhaustion that can reshape how people make choices….


Source: Science Magazine    /    Published: November 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal working in safety goggles on some metal pipes

Distinguished UA Engineering Professor Honored with Burnum Award    /  UA News

Awarded annually to recognize and promote excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, the Burnum Award recognizes distinguished careers at UA.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News,    /    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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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:     

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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.