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Former UAH researcher awarded prestigious Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award

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Former UAH professor and researcher Dr. Mustafa Abushagur was recently awarded the Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award from the Optical Society of America (OSA). Each year, the Hopkins Award recognizes an individual or group that has had a significant impact on the global optics and photonics community, or has influenced society as a whole stemming from non-research-oriented activities. Abushagur was recognized for his “leadership in education and entrepreneurship, which led to the establishment of important programs, institutions, and companies devoted to developing optics in the United States, Middle East and North Africa.”

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UAHuntsville hosts honorary reception for Frances Roberts’ Hall of Fame induction

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Make progress, not excuses. Those four words, in a nutshell, best describe the professional and personal character of Dr. Frances Cabaniss Roberts a founding faculty member of UAH.

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UAHuntsville startup in Launchpad competition

A company with members from The University of Alabama in Huntsville is among 12 selected to compete in the 2013 Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition.

Zenoware, a software product company, offers its Custom Software Management Suite (CSMS). The company says its product can be used for any enterprise software development process to reduce or eliminate budget overruns, on time delivery, and eliminate costly after-sales maintenance.

Competing teams pitch their company’s product to a panel of judges on March 4 in Birmingham in an effort to advance to the next round. Launchpad awards total $100,000. Competition continues through May. The effort is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama to promote, reward and increase the pipeline of high-growth, innovative ventures that have the potential to grow and thrive in the state.

For more information, contact
Jim Steele
256-824-2772
Jim.Steele@uah.edu

 


 

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