Jacksonville State University receives an award for its Emergency Management Department Shelter Etowah APP. The school won the technology and innovation award from the International Association of Emergency Management. Jacksonville State University Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, Dr. Tanveer Islam says this is a premier award. The Shelter Etowah APP was developed in coordination with the Etowah County E-M-A. It was created after the 2011 tornadoes. The APP provides shelter information within every 5 miles of Etowah County. It can be used on both Android and I-Phones.