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Innovate Birmingham partnership creates pathway to tech jobs

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A program called the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will deploy $6 million in federal funding to train young adults in Alabama’s largest metro area for 925 high-paying technology-focused jobs. The Innovate Birmingham partnership is supported by a broad coalition of business, community and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile focuses on tech sector growth with innovation initiatives

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Alabama's Port City is known around the world for building big ships and jets, but it's also home to people who create systems, software and other innovative solutions that power industry. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has been increasing its...

Written by Dawn Azok

UAH researcher patents green carbon fiber process for rocket nozzles

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is pioneering a new technology that could provide a more environmentally friendly path to explore space. William Kaukler, an associate research professor at UAH’s Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center, has been...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Innovation Fund provides boost for UNA UX center

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FLORENCE, Alabama – The Alabama Innovation Fund is providing more than $80,000 to advance plans by the University of North Alabama (UNA) to set up a center that assists entrepreneurs and gives students valuable hands-on experience. UNA’s College of Business is getting $81,300 from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Universities partner with NASA to boost space exploration

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The University of Alabama and Auburn University are collaborating with NASA on future technologies that could aid space exploration. Officials from both universities and representatives of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville signed new Space Act Agreements to kick off the partnerships. [caption...

Written by Dawn Azok

HudsonAlpha acts as catalyst for Alabama bioscience growth

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – From world-class researchers to worried parents, people across all walks of life are finding answers at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. [caption id="attachment_2742" align="alignright" width="300"] HudsonAlpha is a major player in Alabama's bioscience sector.[/caption] Set on 152 acres in Huntsville’s Cummings Research...

Written by Dawn Azok

Analysis: Boeing Alabama impact reaches $2.3 billion

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Boeing Co.’s impact on the Alabama economy totals $2.3 billion a year, according to a new analysis that highlights how the aerospace giant supports a highly skilled, technical workforce in the state. The University of Alabama study found that Boeing’s presence in the state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pizitz project providing lift to Birmingham tech community

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new downtown Birmingham development that mixes residential and office space with innovative food offerings and a community gathering spot is poised to become another boost for the city’s thriving tech sector. Bayer Properties’ $66 million redevelopment of the historic Pizitz...

Written by Dawn Azok

NASA Marshall readies Test Stand 4697 for extreme SLS tests (video)

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers have completed the construction of a critical test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center that will be used by NASA engineers to push the limits of the fuel tanks for the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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