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UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference    /  UTSA Today

Prasad Gogineni, chair of the CAMEE external advisory board and the Cudworth Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, was the keynote speaker. His presentation discussed the use of…


Source: UTSA Today    /    Published: September 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Heat wave ‘Hugo?’ New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes.    /  The Washington Post

Heat waves are a silent killer. Unlike other extreme weather phenomena, you can’t see them coming, and they don’t leave behind a trail of destruction. But they kill more people…


Source: The Washington Post    /    Published: August 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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Hurricane Response Reset    /  Passagemaker

Climate change is strengthening the severity and frequency of storms, and 2020 is on track for another active hurricane season — the fifth consecutive such season, if the prediction comes…


Source: Passagemaker    /    Published: July 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research   

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Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows    /  CNN

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said…


Source: CNN    /    Published: July 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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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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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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