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Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to a study of damage left behind by a powerful tornado in Moore, Okla., in 2013 by researchers at The University of Alabama and other institutions.

UA Selected for National Vehicle Contest

Students from several disciplines across The University of Alabama will compete nationally over the next four years to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle. The contest, called EcoCAR 3, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co.

UA to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises May 2-3

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement ceremonies May 2-3 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

Five UA Students to Receive Hollings Scholarships

Five University of Alabama students will receive the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for 2014-2016.

Two UA Students Named Goldwater Scholars for 2014-15

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected two outstanding University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2014-2015. Over the past eight years, UA ranks second among U.S. universities in the number of students receiving scholarships from the Goldwater program.

Boeing Vice President To Speak at UA

Dr. Dianne Chong, vice president of materials, manufacturing, structures and support in the Boeing Engineering, Operations and Technology organization, will speak to students and faculty at The University of Alabama about the company’s 787 Dreamliner airplane.

UA Students Participate in Cooperative Education With Corporations

More than 200 University of Alabama students during the spring 2014 semester are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program.

UA to Offer Engineering Day at Perry County School

The University of Alabama’s 57 Miles initiative and The College of Engineering will host Engineering Day for high school students from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Francis Marion High School in Perry County.

UA Engineering Students to Compete in Aircraft Contest

A team of University of Alabama students have built an airplane to compete in the AIAA Student Design/Build Fly competition that asks collegiate teams to make small, electric-powered aircraft that can perform the tasks.

UA Engineering Professor Recognized for Diversity Efforts

Dr. Viola L. Acoff, professor and head of the metallurgical and materials engineering department at The University of Alabama, is the inaugural recipient of the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award given by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.

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