Community Outreach

Global Game Jam comes to UAH Jan. 29-31

Jan 27 2016

Global Game Jam® , the world's largest game creation event, is coming to The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), and local game developers of all interest levels and backgrounds are invited to take part. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, and conclude at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. Participants can either register online anytime prior to the event or onsite beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, in 168 Wilson Hall.


Holocaust workshop hosted by UAH draws teachers from across Northern Alabama

Jan 21 2016

Last week, The Department of History and the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies at UAH hosted a professional development workshop entitled "Teaching the Complexities of the Holocaust" for 75 middle and high school teachers from across northern Alabama. Among the counties represented were Montgomery, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Jackson, Calhoun, Morgan, Cullman, DeKalb, Marshall, Blount, Limestone, and Madison.


UAH engineering students bring heart to project on brain

Jan 19 2016

After watching her brother struggle with dyslexia throughout his academic career, Kacey Tyra knows the challenges faced by those who are affected by a learning disability. So when the senior mechanical engineering major was asked to select a project for her Engineering Design - Product Realization course at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), the choice was easy: a 3-D model of a brain that would serve as an outreach tool for visitors to Greengate, a local private school for children with dyslexia. "I thought about my brother and how, if he could have had a tool like this and the teachers knew more about dyslexia, his journey through school would have been more successful," she says.


Call for nominations for UAH’s 2016 Tech Trek

Jan 04 2016

With Tech Trek returning to the campus of UAH this summer, middle school teachers from across the state of Alabama are encouraged to submit their nomination for campers by Feb. 8, 2016.


Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong signs MOU with European group on the UAH campus

Dec 17 2015

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong and a Belgium representative signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help build a greater international presence for Madison County organizations.


UAH Rise School welcomes new staff member Kevin Battle

Nov 30 2015

As a facilities maintenance employee, Kevin Battle has the most important job of all at the UAH Rise School: preserving the health and environmental wellness of every student and teacher.


UAH’s freshman nursing program – and scholarships – encourage excellence from day one

Nov 20 2015

This fall, the College of Nursing at UAH welcomed its first cohort into the Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program (EPNP). Open to high-achieving incoming freshmen and offered in partnership with UAH's Honors College, the EPNP enables those who successfully complete their lower-division nursing coursework at UAH to move on to the upper division without submitting an application for admission to those courses. Participants also receive additional academic support and advanced preparation for their upper-division coursework.


UAH to host Holocaust workshop for local educators

Oct 08 2015

The Department of History and the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies at UAH are pleased to present "Teaching the Complexities of the Holocaust," a free professional development workshop for North Alabama teachers in grades 6-12. The workshop will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the UAH campus.


UAH’s Project HAPPENS helps local teachers better educate English language learners

Oct 06 2015

Students whose native language is other than English, known in P-12 as English learners (ELs), are the fastest growing subpopulation in the nation's classrooms, making up more than 10% of public school students in the U.S. As a result, it has become increasingly important for educators to understand the challenges that ELs face in the classroom to ensure they are able to learn as effectively as their native English-speaking counterparts.


UAH Office of Diversity hosts HAICI Forum: "Charleston, A Faith Response and a Different Outcome"

Sep 21 2015

The UAH Office of Diversity in partnership with the Huntsville Area Inclusive Community Initiative (HAICI) will host a public forum at the Charger Union Theater on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.


Tech Trek, a program of AAUW, celebrates a successful second year at UAH

Sep 18 2015

This summer marked the second time that UAH has hosted Tech Trek, a weeklong residential camp to promote interest in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields among rising eighth-grade girls. And once again, says Camp Director Dr. Rhonda Gaede, the result was a resounding success.


UAH student helps preserve town’s past for future generations

Sep 11 2015

With Alabama just a few years from its 200th anniversary as a state, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission (ABC) is laying the groundwork for a celebration worthy of such a momentous milestone. And helping in that effort is Hannah Delp, a senior communication arts major and public history minor at UAH.


Greg Iles is the author of best-selling books Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree

Aug 31 2015

The UAH Office of Diversity is co-sponsoring a visit to campus by New York Times best-selling author, Greg Iles.


UAH College of Nursing to host the 2015 NANPA Symposium "Get Into the Groove of Healthcare"

Aug 31 2015

The UAH College of Nursing is co-hosting the 21st annual North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association (NANPA) Clinical Symposium: "Get Into the Groove of Healthcare," Sept. 25-26, at the Huntsville Marriott.


Native Health Initiative internship teaches UAH nursing student about "loving service"

Aug 28 2015

Kari Potter had never before thought about how many normal-sized marshmallows she could fit into her mouth at once, but now she needed an answer. The question was one of five labeled "fun" but also "the most important" on her application to become a Health Justice Intern for the Native Health Initiative (NHI). So in the end, she put her own twist on it.


UAH welcomes Dr. Jae H. Park Associate Professor of Information Systems, College of Business Administration

Aug 24 2015

"No single technology can be a silver bullet making our personal information safe and secure," said Dr. Jae H. Park, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Management, and Marketing at UAH. "Nevertheless, with proper orchestration of technological solutions, education and real world practice, I believe we can find reasonable sweet spots that can provide good enough security and privacy while still delivering desirable services." Park, a new faculty member in the UAH College of Business Administration is an expert in the field of cybersecurity, and a pioneer in the area of Usage Control (UCON). He has been extremely progressive and is highly regarded for his seminal work on UCON models in cybersecurity research.


UAH Department of Art, Art History and Design hosts art show: "Precarious: The Dangerous Practice of Uncertainty"

Aug 24 2015

UAH will host The Alabama Women's Caucus for Art Exhibition: "Precarious: The Dangerous Practice of Uncertainty," Aug. 22 through Sept. 19, in the Union Grove Gallery.


NSF grant expands undergraduate research opportunities at UAH

Aug 05 2015

One of the best things about attending a Tier One research university like UAH is that it offers unparalleled research opportunities to undergraduates who would otherwise have to wait until graduate school or the workplace to get the same level of hands-on experience. A perfect example is the university's Unmanned Systems Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), which focuses on the missing links of fundamental research in five related fields of science and engineering: dynamics and controls; video processing, data mining, and compression; the human-machine interface; the physics of sensors; and material science.


UAH students design and build award-winning display station for use at Sci-Quest

Jul 21 2015

Build a mobile experimentation display station. That was the challenge a team of students in the Engineering Design - Product Realization course at UAH was faced with. And that's what they did, turning out an award-winning creation that now sees daily use at local children's science center Sci-Quest.


Deana P. Aumalis named Director of UAH's Rise School

Jul 20 2015

Deana Preston Aumalis ('89 BA Education) was recently named Director of the UAH Rise School. Rise became a formal organization under the direction of UAH's College of Education in 2014.