The new Scanning Electron Microscope, or SEM, recently purchased by UAB with a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program, magnifies images up to 100,000x, and these images can be viewed on the wall of a classroom. The microscope is so powerful that one grain of pollen will look the size of a golf ball, and a human hair, which is roughly 0.0004 inches in diameter, will appear 30 feet across at 100,000x magnification.
Dale Callahan, director of the Information Engineering and Management Program at UAB, told attendees of a seminar called "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market" at the Hoover Public Library that the traditional way of applying for a job via cold-calls, emailing resumes and applying for advertised jobs aren't effective.Full Article
School of Engineering students Logan Beane, Jeffery Black, Amanda Haglund, Brandon Kirkland and Justin Terrell designed a test fixture for evaluating cryogenic insulation materials as part of an engineering senior design project.
A dozen students from the Alabama Governor’s School are attending a two-week summer camp at UAB. This week they have been in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. They are building water fueled rockets that travel 150+ feet in the air and 250+ feet in length.