The College of Science continues to expand its outreach program to local, regional, national, and international communities.
College of Science Events Calendar
Middle- and high-school students from across Alabama take up the challenge of exercising their brains at the annual North Alabama Regional Science Olympiad at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. This premier event encourages STEM and critical thinking in competitive and exciting events. Winners go on to compete nationally. More about the Science Olympiad can be found at http://nsstc.uah.edu/scienceolympiad/index.html.
Alabama Science and Engineering Fair
UAH and the College of Science are proud to host the state's annual Science and Engineering Fair, where students who have won their regional competitions come to compete with students from all over Alabama. UAH offers scholarships to top performers, and we are always amazed at the wonderful science that is being done by the state's future scientists. More about the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair can be found at http://asef.uah.edu/index.html.
At the UAH College of Science, we feel that our students are the true ambassadors of our programs. Science Ambassadors are some of our best students who help the college with orientations, open houses, our annual picnic, the Science Olympiad, and other events. They also go out and talk to local schools and participate in an annual charity fundraiser.
Rocket City Weatherfest
Each year, the students of the Atmospheric Science Department put on Rocket City Weatherfest, a community outreach event covering severe weather preparedness. With great local and national guest speakers and fun activities for the whole family, Weatherfest has become a major event in the city of Huntsville. The Rocket City Weatherfest website is www.rocketcityweatherfest.com.
Science in Motion
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is the home of the Alabama Science in Motion for Chemistry and Physics. The University provides professional development for teachers in 10 districts within the counties of Madison, Marshall, Jackson, and DeKalb. Teachers who participate in the program are taught to use the equipment and materials, and then have the opportunity to utilize the equipment in teaching chemistry to their students.
UAH biology students partner with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology's outreach to visit area high schools and conduct AP Biology labs. Many get to go back to their own high school and work with teachers who mentored them.
The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ALSAMP) strives through its twelve member institutions to increase the quality and quantity of under-represented minority students completing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. LSAMP students receive financial support to earn academic degrees in the areas of STEM while receiving tutoring, mentoring, career counseling, travel to attend local and national professional conferences, sponsored occasions to interact with peers and professionals in their field of study, summer internship opportunities, social progression experiences, and facilitated access to graduate/professional schools.
This event, sponsored by the American Chemical Society and hosted by the UAH Department of Chemistry, is a multi-tiered competitions that brings together the area's most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry.
The UAH College of Science is the university sponsor for ChargerCon, an on-campus competitive gaming convention created and run by students. www.facebook.com/chargercon
Research & Study Abroad in Panama
Every summer, the UAH Atmospheric Science Department offers a research and study abroad program focusing on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.Through the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), participants will receive professional training, hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and will embark on experiencing how global climate change influences sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. More information about this program can be found at http://panama.uah.edu/programdetails.html.
Huntsville City/Madison County College Fair
Each Fall, UAH hosts the Huntsville City/Madison County College Fair, and the College of Science brings students, advisors, faculty, and staff in to answer questions about science, research, degree programs, and careers.
For more information, or to find out how your organization can partner with the UAH College of Science to advance STEM education and research, contact
Carey M. Snowden
Outreach and Events Coordinator, College of Science