Arterburn new director of UAH rotorcraft center


David R. Arterburn has been named director of the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) at UAH, Vice President for Research Dr. Ray Vaughn announced on Monday, Oct. 7.

Arterburn has 30 years of experience in management and engineering roles in Army Aviation. He has experience in over 52 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft and over 2,000 total flight hours.


UAH student and Huntsville native elected president of AIAA


Ever since Matthew Hitt was a student at Covenant Christian Academy, he knew he wanted to work in the aerospace industry. "I became interested in engineering, and more specifically in missile defense, after a fieldtrip to take part in Engineering Day on the Arsenal," says the Huntsville native.


Noted economist Donald Boudreaux visits UAH as a Faculty Senate Distinguished Speaker


Noted economist and educator, Donald J. Boudreaux will give a public talk on the campus of UAH on Friday, October 11. Boudreaux is professor of Economics and the Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Va.

His UAH talk "Cleaned by Capitalism," will begin at 11 a.m., in the Chan Auditorium (room 125) of the Business Administration Building. Boudreaux will visit the campus as a UAH Faculty Senate Distinguished Speaker. The event is free and open to the public.


UAH students co-author book showcasing Huntsville’s public history

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It's common, if not required, to be a published author as a college professor. But as a student, it's a rare accomplishment. And yet two undergraduates at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) can make that claim: Charity Ethridge and Michelle Hopkins.

The students, along with UAH history professor Dr. John Kvach and UAH alumna Susanna Leberman, are coauthors of Images of America: Huntsville. Published by Arcadia, the book is a pictorial history of the city dating back to the early 1800s.


UAH student interns at Lockheed Martin, receives highest honor

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Brent DeSilva, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering at UAH, recently received Lockheed Martin's top award for his end-of-assignment presentation as an intern with the company's Huntsville office this summer.

"The purpose of the presentation was to show what I learned and how it's going to benefit me through my academic and career," says DeSilva, who was assigned to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program.


Anderson is first to finish UAH Earth System Science graduate program


Eric Anderson was a research scientist in Central America studying natural disasters (and how to reduce their impacts) when he was introduced to UAH.

UAH's Atmospheric Science Department was working with Anderson's employer - a research and education center in Panama - to set up a summer study abroad program for students, so he had a chance to meet and work with several members of UAH's atmospheric science faculty.


Engineering student takes different path toward marketability

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Taylor Presley thought he spoke pretty good French. After all, the junior at UAH had been taking it since high school. But when he stepped off the plane in Paris this past June for a summer semester abroad, he found out otherwise.

"I was way worse than I thought when I got there!" says the Nashville, Tenn., native. "I hadn't spoken nearly enough to be confident." And while the adults were usually very helpful as he struggled to speak their language, the kids were another story all together.


UAH biology student receives third annual Gopi Podila Memorial Scholarship

Caitlin Lynch, UAH senior, is the 2013 recipient of the Gopi Podila Memorial Scholarship sponsored by PBR.

At a reception and check presentation held at the Shelby Center yesterday afternoon, the third annual Gopi Podila Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Caitlin Lynch, a senior majoring in biology at UAH.

Named for the late Dr. Gopi Podila, the $1000 scholarship is sponsored by the Partnership for Biotechnology Research (PBR), of which Dr. Podila was a founding member. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the biological sciences who meets the scholarship's three criteria: academic performance, service to the department, and a demonstrated interest in biological research.


New UAH Music Department faculty to perform for Huntsville community

Dr. Aaron Cain, Billy Orton, and Dr. David Ragsdale (l-r), with Dr. Melody Ng (seated), will perform on Sept. 19 at the First Baptist Church.

The Department of Music at UAH is pleased to announce the first public performance in Huntsville of new faculty members Dr. Melody Ng and Dr. Aaron Cain. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 600 Governors Drive.


UAH Alumni Association names Alumni of Achievement Honorees


UAH Alumni Association named the four honorees of the 2013 Alumni of Achievement Awards during the Alumni Association's annual meeting on Thursday, August 22. The Alumni of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the UAH Alumni Association. Each of the recipients have distinguished themselves through personal and professional accomplishments and exemplify high standards of UAH. The four honorees were: Ray Cronise (BS Chemistry '88); Chanda Davis(BS Biological Sciences '97); Patricia McCay (BSBA Marketing '81); and Phil Williams (BA Foreign Language and International Trade '83).