2014 Events

 

Alabama’s Water Crisis

December 16, 2014

The goal of the topic is Alabama’s expanding water crisis, caused by population growth and economic development. This month’s speakers were Bennett Bearden, Director of Water Policy and Law Institute and Heather Elliott, Professor of Law. Research focuses on clearly describing Alabama water law and its failings and on recommending that Alabama transition to a statutory structure that regulates water use through a state agency.
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Electron Transfer Switches

November 18, 2014

The lunch topic Electron Transfer Switches, focused on the new types of organic electron transfer materials methods that are being developed and tested in our laboratory. Thanks to our speaker Silas C. Backstock, Department of Chemistry.
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CARE Information Mining Capabilities

October 21, 2014

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Electronic Device Applications

September 30, 2014

The topic is electronic device applications. Dr. Patrick LeClair from Physics presented on electronic devices. There was a short tutorial on electronics concepts, and how they are used to store and process information, followed by an overview of a portable electromyography (EMG) device developed in Professor LeClair’s laboratory.
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3D Printing Applications

August 26, 2014

The topic is 3D printing. Andrew Graettinger from Engineering presented on the history of 3D printing, 3D printing at the University, and the future of 3D printing. This topic was of interest to all researchers who have need to create prototypes.
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Economic Impact Methodologies for Research

July 29, 2014

The topic is economic impact methodologies for research. Most research grants now require an economic impact component. Ahmad Ijaz from the Center for Business and Economic Research presented these economic impact methodologies with a focus on Input-Output multipliers. This topic was of interest to all researchers who need to include an economic impact component in their grant proposals.
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Virtual Reality Technologies and Applied Research

June 24, 2014

The topic is virtual reality technologies and applied research. Dr. Rick Houser from Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling and Dr. Amy Traylor from Social Work presented the use of virtual reality applications in their research.
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Disaster and Severe Weather Research Applications, Part II

May 27, 2014

UA researchers’ primary topic areas include:

  • Research on the emotional effects of the tornadoes on children’s behavior
  • Extreme event engineering research, including engineering reconnaissance research for Hurricane Katrina, the Tuscaloosa and Joplin tornados and recently the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
  • Post traumatic stress treatment research for severe storm PTSD, using virtual reality technology.

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Disaster and Severe Weather Research Applications

April 29, 2014

UA researchers’ primary topic areas include:

  • Extreme event engineering research,including engineering reconnaissance search for Hurricane Katrina, the Tuscaloosa and Joplin tornados and recently the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
  • Severe weather research, including research on the weather warning process, severe weather preparedness, and emergencyplanning for disasters.
  • Post traumatic stress treatment research for severe storm PTSD, using virtual reality technology.

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Criminal Justice Research Applications

March 18, 2014

Criminal justice researchers’ primary topic areas include:

  • Cybercrime
  • Macro-level Trends in Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking
  • Policing and Police Use of Force
  • Computer Deviance
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Human Trafficking
  • Epidemiological Criminology
  • Sociocultural Context of AIDS/HIV
  • Law Enforcement

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Introduction to Research and Applications in Public Safety by the Center for Advanced Public Safety

February 18, 2014

CAPS’ primary activities are in public safety technology, but our research footprint extends into many areas, such as:

  •  Big Data
  •   Technology Applications to Social Science
  •   Justice,PublicSafetyandHomelandSecurity
  •   Emergency and Disaster Response
  •   Virtual Reality
  •   Wearable Computing

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