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UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition    /  UA News

The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Independence Day Ups Instances of Deadly, Severe Traffic Crashes    /  UA News

Traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadlier than most other days, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer    /  UA News

Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA team named Year Three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge    /  UA News

UA’s team has taken the lead in the third year of this automotive engineering competition.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors    /  UA News

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Drone Resolution    /  UA News

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities    /  UA News

Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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NIH Grant Supports UA Study of Acute Kidney Injury Treatment    /  UA News

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study a novel nanomedicine treatment for acute kidney injury, a common disease with no federally-approved medication.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Alabama Water Institute Names First Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The Alabama Water Institute selected three UA faculty members as the inaugural fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.


Author: Brock Parker    /    Published: May 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA CyberSeed Program Funds More Campus Research    /  UA News

Four promising research projects received funding from Year 2 of The University of Alabama Cyber Initiative’s CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, 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.