Community Outreach

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 theScience 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.


UAH, Huntsville Hospital celebrate 31 years of Let's Pretend Hospital

Mar 16 2016

In the last three years nearly 8,000 area first graders have been "admitted" to Let's Pretend Hospital. The simulated hospital has been a joint venture between UAH College of Nursing and Huntsville Hospital for 31 years. Let's Pretend Hospital (LPH) is a program designed for first graders to help reduce the fear and anxiety they may experience if admitted to the hospital or visit the emergency room.


UAH to host career fair for individuals with disabilities

Mar 11 2016

On Wednesday, April 20, UAH and Leadership Huntsville will host "The Ability Career Fair: Connecting Employers and Individuals with Disabilities." The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall of UAH's Conference Training Center and feature a keynote address from Dr. Scott Renner, Assistant Director of Accessible Electronic and Information Technology at Auburn University's Office of Accessibility. Lunch will also be provided.


UAH Propulsion Research Center Student Association connects researchers with their community

Mar 04 2016

The Propulsion Research Center (PRC) at UAH is known for its cutting-edge research on fusion propulsion and students who do hands-on research. But for the center's members, the people conducting that research are just as crucial to its mission. "All of the people we work with are very good at solving problems and completing tasks," says Dr. Robert Frederick Jr., Director of the PRC. "But our focus has also been on how people are a lot more important than tasks or problems."


UAH business students put skills to work for disadvantaged business enterprises

Mar 02 2016

Just six months ago, Tien Pham couldn't have told you what riprap was. Today, however, the business graduate student at UAH is proud to say she has a pretty good handle on construction terminology. "Now when I see road work, I have a whole new appreciation," laughs Pham, who worked as a nurse before returning to school to pursue her master of accountancy degree.


Outreach program introduces students to engineering – and UAH

Feb 26 2016

As a high school student, Max Beasley knew where he was going to go to college - and it wasn't The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). That is, until Drs. P.J. Benfield and Matt Turner, principal research engineers at UAH's Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center, visited his Decatur, Ala., class to debut their Innovative System Project for the Increased Recruitment of Emerging STEM Students (InSPIRESS).


Local middle schoolers speak to ISS astronaut with help from UAH’s Space Hardware Club

Feb 24 2016

On Friday, Feb. 19, at 11:17 a.m., a handful of lucky middle school students were able to speak directly with American astronaut Tim Kopra via amateur radio as the International Space Station (ISS) passed over Huntsville, Ala. Among the 18 questions and answers they were able to fit into the 10 minute uplink window were:


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.