It’s no secret that the City of Hoover has an impressive R&D sector. Thanks to a new comprehensive plan, Hoover is ahead of the game to foster growth among research and development—and it’s about to ramp up even more. Keep reading to learn more.Continue reading “Hoover’s R&D sector is booming and it’s about to get bigger”
EBSCO Industries, a Forbes’ top privately-held company, headquartered in Birmingham has 6,000 employees in 25 businesses worldwide. Better yet, this innovative company has loyal employees who love their jobs. And, they are hiring! Is EBSCO right for you?
UAB announced last Thursday a plan to learn more about and potentially reduce the risk of genetic diseases. The project will be conducted at a statewide level, recruiting a representative sample of Alabama residents. Dean of UAB School of Medicine Selwyn Vickers, M.D. says the knowledge gained during the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative “will potentially rewrite our understanding of the burden of disease on our population. This project can have tremendous impact on the residents of Alabama and stimulate economic development in the state.” Continue reading “A new hope in the fight against genetic disorders”
Look at nearly any science fiction show since Herbie and you’ll see cars that drive themselves. If you buy certain models, today your car can even park itself. But we’re a long way off from being able to call our cars on the phone and have them pick us up, according to Dr. Abidin Yildirim, Director of UAB’s Signal Processing and Embedded Systems Laboratory. Dr. Yildirim and his laboratory work on the most important part of any autonomous car: the programming that allows a car to interpret and react to its surroundings. I interviewed Dr. Yildirim and visited his lab to learn more about what is being pushed as the future of transportation.
Birmingham has many points of pride, but lets focus on one you may have heard about – The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ranked 18th and 34th overall in terms of federal research funding, UAB continues to shine a light on our growing city.
Nationally Ranked seems to be the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s middle name. After vaulting 36 spots in the U.S News & World Report’s Best Global Universities, this green and gold school has recently landed the 18th position in research funding by the National Science Foundation.