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Climate scientists say building collapse is a ‘wake-up call’ about the potential impact of rising seas    /  CNN

As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the…

Source: CNN    /    Published: July 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Florida condo collapse ‘extremely rare’: How Alabama beaches keep it from happening here    /

The sudden collapse of a 40-year-old beachfront condominium near Miami Beach might be an “extremely rare” tragedy, but it has heightened the awareness this week over how similar structures are…

Source:    /    Published: June 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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U of Alabama Wins EcoCar Mobility Challenge    /  Auto Connected Car News

The University of Alabama has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year Three champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition.

Source: Auto Connected Car News    /    Published: June 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, In The News, Students   

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National Merit Scholars Include One Sandburg High School Student    /  Illinois

National Merit Scholarship winner from Orland Park in 2021 is Carl Sandburg High School student Brett R. Fassler. The student received the merit from the University of Alabama, where they…

Source: Illinois    /    Published: June 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Students   

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Birmingham Promise tuition program to receive $8M from these area corporations    /  The Birmingham Times

Justin Williams, a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama studying computer engineering and a Birmingham Promise scholar, said the program provides life-changing opportunities. “Thanks to this wonderful initiative, I…

Source: The Birmingham Times    /    Published: May 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giving, In The News, Students   

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Tuscaloosa looking to create new technology-based jobs    /  Fox 6

Camgien is able to hire young talent coming out of The University of Alabama and surrounding schools to work on artificial intelligence and other technologies. Butler says the company has…

Source: Fox 6    /    Published: May 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach   

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Hoover police announce major changes in top leaders    /  Hoover Sun

And the department’s executive officer for the last 13 years, Jehad Al-Dakka, is leaving the Police Department to serve as the city’s director of special projects… Al-Dakka, who has overseen…

Source: Hoover Sun    /    Published: May 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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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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32 Schools Qualify for AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals    /  ASIC

Ingenuity is on full display at American universities across the country, as student engineers from 32 schools have qualified to move on to the National Finals in a Student Steel…

Source: ASIC    /    Published: April 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students   

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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:     


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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.