Community Outreach

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.

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.