Community Outreach

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."


New program prepares UAH graduates to better meet needs of city’s aerospace industry

Jul 11 2016

With an eye toward better preparing graduates to meet the needs of the city's aerospace and defense employers, UAH and Bastion Technologies Inc. have signed an agreement to establish the Bastion Technical Fellows (BTF) program. Beginning this fall, UAH graduate students selected for the program will serve as Bastion Technical Fellows, maintaining a residency at Bastion Technologies' facilities in Huntsville to gain industry domain specific knowledge while completing their coursework requirements and thesis research. Fellows will be expected to complete a thesis on a topic that is compatible with Bastion Technologies' work as the prime contractor for safety and mission assurance at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.


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UAH to host Cyber-Charged camps for teachers and students

Jun 24 2016

UAH will host the 2016 Cyber-Charged Camps, for middle and high school teachers and students.


UAH engineering students take first place in aluminum extrusion design competition

Jun 17 2016

A team of students from UAH won first place in the 2016 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition - Student Class for their Design Certification Review project entitled "Dynamic Arm Support Apparatus (DASA)." Team members Aubree DeLozier, Christopher Sylvester, Stephon Giscombe, Rachel Hernandez, and Brad Clark will share the $3,000 First-Place Student Scholarship Prize.


Past and present come together for UAH history alumna

Jun 16 2016

The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society (TCPS) knew it would take a special person to tackle the immense job of restoring the historic Drish House to its former 19th century glory. It would have to be someone with both the vision to see past the building's crumbling exterior and bat-infested interior and the fortitude to stand up to the ghost of Mrs. Drish, said to have haunted the property since her husband's death. Fortunately, they found the perfect candidate in Nika McCool, an alumna of UAH.


UAH and AAUW-Huntsville branch to host third-annual Tech Trek camp June 12-18

Jun 02 2016

UAH is pleased to announce the return of Tech Trek, an American Association of University Women (AAUW) program, to the UAH campus from June 12 to June 18. A weeklong residential camp, Tech Trek features intensive hands-on experiments and activities to promote interest in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields among rising eighth-grade girls.


HudsonAlpha outreach program pairs UAH students with aspiring scientists

May 23 2016

Outreach is an essential part of the College of Science's mission at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), whether it's hosting events like the Science Olympiad and the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair, serving as a sponsor for the Rocket City Weatherfest and ChargerCon, or providing professional development opportunities for science teachers across North Alabama.


Service-learning course adds depth to UAH students’ understanding of poverty

Apr 20 2016

Service-learning classes combine classroom curriculum with practical experience, ensuring that students not only learn academic theory but also its real-world application. Such is the case with "Understanding Poverty in the U.S.," a service-learning course offered by the Honors College at UAH.


UAH graduate student founds non-profit outreach organization to share love of history

Apr 11 2016

This past fall, Kelly Fisk Hamlin became the executive director and principal educator of Wolf Gap Education Outreach, which makes history education accessible and affordable to public and home-schooled students in the Tennessee Valley. It's a role that's she both passionate about and prepared for, after having spent the last few years pursuing her master's degree in public history at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).


UAH hosts 2016 Alabama Science and Engineering Fair

Apr 08 2016

The return of spring was once again heralded by the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF), which was held from March 31 to April 2 in Spragins Hall on The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) campus. Over 250 students from 68 middle and high schools throughout the state were joined by hundreds of family members and supporters at the event, which concluded with a Special Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and a Grand Awards Ceremony at UAH's Chan Auditorium.


Boeing New Business Challenge awards $13,000 in scholarships to UAH students

Apr 07 2016

Last month, student participants in the 2016 Boeing New Business Challenge at UAH pitched their ideas to a panel of judges in the hopes of winning up to $13,000 in scholarship awards generously provided by The Boeing Company, which sponsored the competition.


UAH students give back to community through volunteer event

Mar 21 2016

Since 2010, the Student Government Association (SGA) at UAH has hosted the Big Event, a campuswide volunteer effort that lends a hand to non-profit businesses in the Huntsville area. Growing steadily in popularity over the years, it has attracted the attention and participation of an ever-increasing number of students. "This year we had about 225 students take part, which is almost 100 more than last year!" says SGA president and aerospace engineering major Austin Finley.