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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   

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Ingenuity in a Crisis

As the country came together in the spring of 2020 to help out fellow Americans during the novel coronavirus pandemic, University of Alabama alumni and students also stepped up to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

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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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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AM/NS Calvert donates PPE to University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital    /  Yellowhammer

Alabama steel-manufacturer AM/NS Calvert recently made a donation of face shields and “ear savers” to the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  A release from the company detailed…


Source: Yellowhammer    /    Published: May 12, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Students   

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UA senior working front lines in NYC area    /  wvua23.com

John Glidden, a senior engineering student at The University of Alabama said this was not how he planned to spend the end of his senior year. UA canceled the May 2…


Source: wvua23.com    /    Published: April 22, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Outreach, Students   

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UA students offer space-centered virtual classroom to Alabama schools    /  alabamanewscenter.com

Students at the University of Alabama are continuing outreach efforts to state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic through online lessons.  The group of students called UASpace has created lessons using…


Source: alabamanewscenter.com    /    Published: April 15, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students   

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UA Senior Working Pandemic Front Lines in NYC Area    /  UA News

Aerospace engineering student John Glidden III is volunteering as an EMT and at a drive-thru virus testing site in a suburb of New York City.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Satellite Team Offering Virtual Space Lessons    /  UA News

A team of students at The University of Alabama building a small satellite as part of a NASA program are continuing their outreach efforts to state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic through online lessons.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 8, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, 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.