Gurney Derby Team
Building Decorations -Hoehn Engineering Building
The Scanning Electron Microscope, or SEM, magnifies 200,000 times. It can make one grain of pollen look like a golf ball.
Everything seemed normal at the mall Sunday afternoon, except in one corner. That's where a half-dozen robots ran wild in the Riverchase Galleria.
The robots -- wheeled contraptions built out of plywood and sheet metal -- and their designers were practicing for the upcoming Blazer BEST Robotics competition, in which teams of high school students will race against each other with their remote-controlled creations. Blazer BEST is the Birmingham hub for the national BEST Robotics program, which stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology.
UAB senior goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski was selected as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for Men's Soccer. Woszczynski played in the net to lift the Blazers to a season-opening, 2-1 victory over Clemson this past Saturday. He faced a total of nine shots (four on goal) and made three saves, all of which were diving stops. The win came in front of 3,141 fans -the most ever to watch a regular season game at West Campus Field.