Community Outreach

Drone in flight
Droids and Drones broadens STEM knowledge for deaf high school students

Jun 22 2017

Deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 10-12 have been spending time this week at UAH at Droids and Drones, a free summer program UAH is hosting at the Conference Training Center that is offered through the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT-NTID).

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Tech Trek at UAH sparks STEM interest in rising eighth-grade girls

Jun 22 2017

A total of 64 girls from 46 schools in Alabama are participating this week in Tech Trek, an American Association of University Women (AAUW) program, at UAH campus from June 18 to June 24.

RCEU student shadowing
Shadow program gives aspiring undergraduates a sneak-peek of UAH’s research opportunities

Jun 19 2017

Earlier this month, a dozen students from area high schools and community colleges were invited to spend an afternoon at UAH shadowing undergraduate members of the university’s Summer Community of Scholars (SCS). The SCS comprises more than 80 UAH students participating in the Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) summer program, the Honors Capstone Research (HCR) summer program, and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Site and Supplement programs, as well as those serving as NASA interns and conducting independent research on campus during the summer semester.

RAD Team
UAH students learn the big impact that lending a little help can make

May 05 2017

Just over a year after moving onto the campus of UAH in 2013, the RISE School became an official service and outreach unit of the UAH’s College of Education. Now, however, those professional ties have become more personal, thanks to a team of seven mechanical and aerospace engineering majors in Dr. Christina Carmen’s Engineering Design – Product Realization course.

David Fernandes, Dr. Robert Altenkirch, Dr. Rhonda Gaede, Aditi Limaye, Macie Holder, and Zerahiah Joseph
Toyota USA Foundation helps inspire young women to pursue STEM fields with $150,000 grant to Tech Trek Alabama

Apr 26 2017

More Alabama girls will soon have an opportunity to explore education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation announced today at UAH. Toyota’s donation will support and help grow Tech Trek Alabama, a weeklong residential camp for rising eighth-grade girls that provides intensive hands-on experiments and STEM-based activities including building robots, developing apps, and studying cybersecurity.

Documentary highlights struggles of Huntsville’s homeless population

Apr 20 2017

Chakravarthy "Chakri" Deverapalli, Director of Information Systems for the College of Business at UAH, will present the documentary "Homeless in Huntsville" on Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Redstone Federal Credit Union on Wynn Drive. The screening is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A session. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP.

Amelia Copeland, Deborah Millan, and Ryan Cox
Students awarded $13,000 in scholarships at 2017 Boeing New Business Challenge

Apr 18 2017

Last month, twelve student teams pitched their business ideas as part of the 2017 Boeing New Business Challenge at UAH.

James (Kelsey) Stevens
Keyword is fun when Scottsboro Club Wildcat members learn from SMAP student employees

Apr 13 2017

Grade school students enrolled in Scottsboro’s Club Wildcat are getting a fun introduction to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects with on-site activities conducted by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center.

Tom Todt
UAH Small Business Development Center celebrates SBDC Day 2017

Mar 08 2017

UAH's Small Business Development and Procurement Technical Assistance Center will celebrate #SBDCDay on Wednesday, March 22, at The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County.

UAH President Dr. Robert Altenkirch speaking
Area’s success gains national notice, UAH helps Hawaii with cyber education

Mar 06 2017

The University of Hawaii System (UHS) is establishing a broad-based cybersecurity education program there with help from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) by modeling the success of Huntsville and Madison County.

Students in Dr. Molly Johnson’s history class visited Temple B’Nai Sholom to gain a deeper understanding of the history of Judaism in Huntsville
Temple visit gives UAH students insight into Huntsville’s Jewish history

Feb 21 2017

Students in Dr. Molly Johnson’s upper-level history class on "Nazi Germany and the Holocaust" recently enjoyed an educational outing when they visited Temple B’Nai Sholom to gain a deeper understanding of the history of Judaism in Huntsville and how the community was affected by the events of the Holocaust.

Ashley Sharfenburg wins AIAA National Student Paper Competition
UAH students win at recent AIAA SciTech Conference

Feb 09 2017

A paper coauthored by University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) students Ashley Sharfenburg, an aerospace engineering senior, and Beth Dutour, a junior in aerospace engineering, won in the community outreach section of the AIAA National Student Paper Competition at the recent AIAA SciTech Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Area gamers to converge for UAH’s ChargerCon on Feb. 18

Jan 19 2017

UAH is hosting ChargerCon 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to midnight in the UAH Conference Training Center. A free gaming and technology expo, ChargerCon features video game and tabletop tournaments, contests, workshops, demos, a retro arcade, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games.

Call for nominations for 2017 Tech Trek

Jan 18 2017

With Tech Trek returning to the campus of UAH this summer, middle school math and science teachers from across the state of Alabama are encouraged to submit their nomination for campers by Feb. 6, 2017.

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College Academy students get involved in research

Jan 10 2017

Huntsville City Schools College Academy students will get an introduction to computer-based animation at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) during the spring semester.

Clarke Rountree named Associate Dean of UAH's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Nov 21 2016

Clarke Rountree ('83, B.A. Political Science), has been named Associate Dean for Outreach and Recruitment at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. He will begin his duties as Associate Dean on Jan. 3.

UAH History Department hosts teacher-training workshop for National History Day

Sep 15 2016

The History Department at UAH recently hosted a free, one-day training workshop to help local teachers prepare for National History Day, a nationwide academic competition that challenges students in grades 6-12 to develop research and critical thinking skills through the study of history. The event was facilitated by Joel Walker, an education specialist for the National Archives at Atlanta, and Deborah Hester, a sixth-grade teacher at Hampton Cove Middle School and a Behring Ambassador for National History Day.

Northrop Grumman mentorship program for UAH students promotes careers in STEM

Sep 08 2016

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been a longtime supporter of students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). And last summer, the global aerospace and defense technology company took that commitment a step further, establishing the Northrop Grumman Group Mentorship Program.

Tech Trek’s third outing widens horizons, boosts confidence of middle school girls

Aug 10 2016

Tech Trek's third outing at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) drew an all-time high of 65 rising eighth-grade girls from 39 schools across 17 Alabama counties. The weeklong residential camp, an American Association of University Women (AAUW) program, was held on the UAH campus from June 12-18 and featured intensive hands-on experiments and activities. All were designed to promote campers' interest in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, offering a targeted response to research showing that girls often take themselves out of the STEM talent pool while in middle school.

In helping others, UAH student learns lesson “no college class can teach”

Aug 02 2016

Relationships are not just important to Bobby Marsh. They're paramount. So when he arrived on campus at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and "felt needed and welcome from day one," he knew he had made the right choice. "The students and faculty truly make you feel like you are joining a family," says the sophomore economics major. "That was a feeling that I had not experienced from other universities."