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Composting toilets could be the way of the future    /  ABC News

Big, black wasplike things living in your toilet may sound more like a horror scene than a sanitation solution … Often they do so because there are no sewer systems…


Source: ABC News    /    Published: June 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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University of Alabama team look at untreated sewage issue    /  The Tuscaloosa News

How much untreated sewage gets dumped in Alabama’s Black Belt? That’s the question a team of students and professors at the University of Alabama is trying to determine. Sources: Tuscaloosa News, USA…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama    /  UA News

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in the Black Belt, an economically depressed region in the state.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

New SEC Program to Match Entrepreneurs, University Startups    /  UA News

The University of Alabama, along with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, is launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster to broaden access to experienced entrepreneurial talent and to match that talent to university-affiliated startups in need of executive management.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 8, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here    /  Five Thirty Eight

“I literally had déjà vu the first time I stepped out of the van in one of these situations because it had the smell and the heat and the humidity…


Source: Five Thirty Eight    /    Published: June 23, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Two UA Engineering Projects Selected for EPA Program    /  UA News

Two student-led research teams from The University of Alabama are part of a federal program to develop sustainable technologies to solve current environmental and public health challenges.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 21, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Former Oconee resident works on septic system improvements in Alabama    /  Athens Banner-Herald

Joe Booth, a former resident of Athens and Watkinsville, is participating in a project at the University of Alabama to develop new technology for septic systems to help homeowners in…


Source: Athens Banner-Herald    /    Published: May 10, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

EPA Awards more than $28,000 in Grants to the University of Alabama for Innovative Technology Projects    /  EPA.gov

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the University of Alabama would receive two grants totaling $28,909 to fund two Phase I student teams through the People, Prosperity, and…


Source: EPA.gov    /    Published: March 23, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

A Raw Deal    /  UA News

Dr. Mark Elliott is leading a project to get a grasp on how much raw wastewater, and the diseases it can spawn, flow into the water of Alabama’s Black Belt.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 11, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Diseases of Poverty Identified in Alabama County Burdened by Poor Sanitation    /  Circle of Blue

In the poorest sections of the American South researchers are finding hookworm, dengue fever, and other parasites and viruses that are more commonly associated with developing countries or, in the…


Source: Circle of Blue    /    Published: September 20, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, 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.