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UA Engineering Students Take Part in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

A team of University of Alabama engineering students is to take part in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend, a national contest on the leading edge of transportation research.

UA Study: Fall, Holidays Dangerous Time for Young Drivers

The last three months of the year can be treacherous for all drivers, but young drivers are involved in considerably more crashes during that time than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

UA Studying How to Make Longer, More Durable Bridge Girders

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are testing massive concrete girders in a campus laboratory to find ways for bridges to span longer distances with fewer supports underneath.

UA Civil Engineering Student Awarded Eisenhower Fellowship

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship to Nathan Klenke, a University of Alabama graduate student in civil engineering, as part of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.

Thanksgiving Week Brings Driving Dangers, According to UA Study

Automobile crashes caused by deer, alcohol and bad weather are more common during the week of Thanksgiving than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

UA Doctoral Student Named Fellow by International Organization

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was named a fellow by the International Road Federation.

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

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.

UA Engineering Student Selected for Eisenhower Fellowship

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded an Eisenhower Grant for Research Fellowship to Owen Killeen, a University of Alabama senior in civil engineering, as part of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.

UA Grad Student’s Poster Earns First-Place Award

A poster constructed by Shirley (Rong) Li, a University of Alabama doctoral student, earned first place in competition at the Regional Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistics Management Workshop.

Scientists Discover Recycling Method to Advance Fuel Cell Practicality, UA Researchers Co-Author Announcement in Science

The use of hydrogen as a practical, widespread alternative fuel to gasoline took another step today as researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and The University of Alabama announce a method for recycling a hydrogen fuel source.

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