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The Last Frontier    /  UA News

Antarctica’s unique role helps UA research push boundaries of discovery.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Remote Sensing Center, Research, UA News,   

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NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NOTE: This story was written before the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel….


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: June 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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UA to Help Bring Computer Sciences to Alabama High Schools    /  UA News

A collaborative project between The University of Alabama and several statewide partners was awarded a nearly $4 million grant to bring computer science education to Alabama K-12 schools.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: June 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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Stanford Study Shows Dry Air Drives Overlooked Changes In How Plants Drink And Breathe    /  Science Magazine

Predicting plant water needs in a warmer, drier world. Plants drink up much of the water that falls to Earth. They take what they need before releasing it through tiny…


Source: Science Magazine    /    Published: June 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research   

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Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World    /  UA News

UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics    /  NBC 13

The University of Alabama has several research projects they hope can prevent the next pandemic. The school plans to invest $100,000 into six UA based research projects involving covid-19. They say…


Source: NBC 13    /    Published: May 30, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   , ,   

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UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics    /  UA News

Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 28, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Natural Records    /  UA News

UA Researchers use nature to discover how waterways behaved before recorded history


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 22, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients Recognized    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is honoring faculty members for their research and creative contributions.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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Two UA Faculty Members Named Fulbright Scholars    /  UA News

Two University of Alabama faculty members will receive Fulbright Scholar Grants for the upcoming year.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: May 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, 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.