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ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Industry Accomplishments    /  ACHR NEWS

ATLANTA — ASHRAE recognized the achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the HVACR industry….Lisa Meline, P.E., and Stephen Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, receive an award…


Source: ACHR NEWS    /    Published: February 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

Professional Alabama Engineers talk careers, representation and the future growth of STEM    /  The Standard

The career-launching website Indeed.com lists engineering as one of its most sought-after fields of employment and collegians will add to that the profession is one of the most popular degree…


Source: The Standard    /    Published: February 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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UA researchers work on robots to be used for police    /  CBS Radio News (National)

Researchers at The University of Alabama are working on affordable robots that police could use to communicate with each other, or even with suspects. The National Science Foundation grant is…


Source: CBS Radio News (National)    /    Published: February 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research    /    Features:   ,   

University of Alabama seeking volunteers for severe weather study    /  WVTM 13

The University of Alabama is seeking volunteers for a study on severe weather events. The university’s Center for Advanced Public Safety is doing a study to see how people prepare…


Source: WVTM 13    /    Published: February 9, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research   

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:     

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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:     

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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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.