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UA Names Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2014    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student awards. The awards will be presented during UA Honors Week, scheduled for Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 5, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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Seat belt use is required in other vehicles, but why not school buses?    /  Monroe News Star

The effectiveness of seat belts — both lap belts and shoulder straps — in reducing injuries and deaths in automobile accidents is widely documented in studies and backed up by…


Source: Monroe News Star    /    Published: February 23, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Research   

University of Alabama’s Dr. Amy Lang researching practical applications of butterfly, shark scales    /  Mosaic Magazine

Horsepower allows cars to move faster with more power. Fins allow surfers to maneuver their boards through the water. In the case of a plane crash, passengers evacuate onto the…


Source: Mosaic Magazine    /    Published: February 21, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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3D-printed molecule provides new perspective for cancer research    /  Gizmag

While two-dimensional modeling of double-stranded DNA molecules has been useful for the purpose of cancer research, the composition of the G-quadruplex, a four-stranded DNA sequence, has proven a different beast….


Source: Gizmag    /    Published: February 12, 2014    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach, Research   

January’s Winter Storm Increased Chances of Deadly Crashes in State’s Rural Areas, According to UA CAPS    /  UA News

Not surprisingly, vehicle crashes increased during the winter storm the last week of January in Alabama, but the iced roads shifted the risk of fatal crashes to rural roads away from the clogged roadways in the state’s urban metro areas, according to an analysis of crash data by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 12, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News   

UA 3D Printing Lab Opens New Window into Cancer Research    /  UA News

The first 3D print of a G-quadruplex DNA sequence and its molecular structure was recently created at The University of Alabama in the UA 3D Printing Lab, allowing researchers a potentially valuable new tool in the fight against cancer.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

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SnowJammed? There’s an app for that    /  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency had — but did not use — a system to send weather and traffic alerts directly to people’s cell phones during the crippling Jan. 28…


Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    /    Published: February 8, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Two startups with University of Alabama ties advance in Alabama Launchpad competition    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Two companies with University of Alabama affiliations are among seven startups selected to advance to the next phase of the latest round of the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. The Economic…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: January 24, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research   

Three Teams with UA Ties Set for Business Start-up Competition    /  UA News

Three companies affiliated with The University of Alabama are set to compete in a state-wide Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 21, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Public/Private Sector Collaboration Improves Building Safety    /  Fire Engineering

Federal agencies conclude and agree that code adoption and compliance, training for code officials and updating codes based on lessons learned from natural disasters are major factors in creating more…


Source: Fire Engineering    /    Published: January 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   In The News, Research   

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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.