UAH hosts Emirati student ambassadors for “Earth–Sky–Space”-themed summer program

Aug 14 2019

More than three dozen students from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spent the latter half of July in Huntsville, where faculty members and students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) served as both their hosts and guides. Invited to the Rocket City to participate in a summer program administered by UAH’s Office of International Services (OIS), the Emirati youth are Innovation Ambassadors for the UAE’s Ministry of Education, which seeks to inspire innovation and foster global awareness in participants through engagement in workshops and field visits at reputable institutions, colleges and universities in the U.S., Switzerland, the Netherlands, and many other countries.

Two programs give underrepresented students hands-on experience in the STEM fields

Aug 13 2019

Each summer, UAH welcomes to its campus a group of hard-working high achievers from rural, frontier, or other targeted outreach schools to take part in two programs designed to give historically underrepresented students hands-on experience in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

UAH and the Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne sign MOU codifying cooperative endeavors

Aug 06 2019

UAH and the Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne (UEVE), a member institution of the Université Paris-Saclay, signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this summer to codify their commitment to developing mutually beneficial academic programs for both institutions. Serving as the respective representatives for the five-year agreement are Dr. David Berkowitz, Dean of UAH’s Graduate School and International Services, Dr. Jerome Baudry, Pei-Ling Chan Eminent Scholar at UAH, Dr. Nazim Agoulmine, UEVE’s Vice President for International Relations, and Dr. Patrick Curmi, President of UEVE.

Sensory garden gives students with diverse abilities a place to grow

Jul 31 2019

Last year, the Early Learning Center (ELC) unveiled its first sensory room, giving students in its Preschool Autism Language and Social Skills program a calming space of their own to relax and refocus their minds. Now, the community outreach center for the College of Education at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has added yet another resource to meet the needs of children with diverse abilities: a sensory garden complete with mud kitchen, raised planter boxes, and a pond.

Summer clinic gives teachers hands-on experience in differentiated instruction

Jul 19 2019

Hands-on experience is an essential part of the curriculum at UAH because it ensures that graduates have the skills necessary to hit the ground running as they embark on their chosen career path. But the rising popularity of online alternatives for existing degree programs means that instructors have to be a little more creative when it comes to creating opportunities for students to apply their classroom skills to real-world situations.

Hospital-hosted simulated surgery offers nursing students interprofessional education experience

Jul 09 2019

Clinical simulations are an integral part of the curriculum in the College of Nursing at UAH, with most taking place in the College’s Learning and Technology Resource Center (LTRC).

Chemistry professor tapped to support NSF programs for prestigious one-year assignment

Jun 14 2019

Dr. Emanuel Waddell, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and the associate dean of the College of Science at UAH, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as director of the Centers for Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate program (HBCU-UP).

Tyrosinemia Society launches to advocate for patients, educate caregivers, and support researchers

Jun 11 2019

A new non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for patients with tyrosinemia and related disorders has been launched under the leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Barnby, a clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing at UAH and a UAH alumna. With organizational assistance from both UAH and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the Tyrosinemia Society will bring together patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, industry stakeholders, and a scientific advisory board in order to elevate the public’s understanding of the condition and call attention to the special challenges people face when diagnosed.

A trip to Capitol Hill gives public affairs graduate real-world political advocacy experience

Jun 04 2019

Given her professional aspirations to become a policy maker, it seems all but inevitable that Erin Wright will one day end up in Washington, D.C. So she was thrilled to be invited on a trip to the nation’s capital last month to attend Advocacy Day on behalf of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), giving her a sneak peek into what a future in politics will entail. "I was nervous, but I enjoyed it a lot," says Wright, who recently graduated with her master’s degree in Public Affairs and Policy from the Department of Political Science at UAH. "We met with representatives to put forth the policies that CGS and UAH are focused on."

Calming, ocean-themed room offers tranquility for those with sensory processing issues

Mar 28 2019

The relaxing sound of the ocean greets you as you take in the soft glow of twinkling lights around you and the smooth billows of white satin overhead. Sinking into the cozy hug of an oversized bean-bag chair, your mind begins to calm, absorbing the soothing ambiance and letting go of the day’s distractions. You’ve found peace at last — that is, until the school bell rings and reminds you that you’re not at the spa. You’re in the calming sensory room at the Early Learning Center (ELC) on the campus of UAH.

Circus-themed pretend hospital helps ease youngsters’ anxiety about medical treatment

Mar 15 2019

This week, the College of Nursing at UAH welcomed more than 2,000 area first-grade students to its annual Let’s Pretend Hospital. The popular multiday event comprises hands-on activities, skits, and presentations to help reduce the fear and anxiety that children may experience if they must be hospitalized or visit the emergency room.

Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy

Mar 01 2019

Uniontown, Ala., a low-income, predominantly black community located in the state’s Black Belt, made the national news back in 2010, when 4 million tons of coal ash were shipped to its Arrowhead Landfill in the wake of a dike rupture at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant. But it wasn’t until after the cameras stopped rolling that the reality of just what all that coal ash would mean for the surrounding air, soil, and water began to sink in among those who call Uniontown home.

University-hosted sites carry out statewide initiative to elevate K-12 STEM instruction

Feb 26 2019

The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is well-known throughout the state as a provider of high-quality math and science instruction to over 900 schools through its 11 university-hosted sites. But less well known is the initiative’s origin story, which dates back nearly 20 years to the establishment of its inaugural site at UAH.

Outreach effort introduces high school students to thinking entrepreneurially

Feb 25 2019

Engaging with the community to advance business and business education is not just an aspiration for the College of Business at UAH. It’s also one of four carefully selected goals detailed in "Establishing New Frontiers in Business," the strategic plan that is guiding the College’s growth through 2025. "We want to engage with area high schools and community colleges, and be a visible sponsor of business-related activities in the community," says Dr. Jason Greene, who as dean of the College recently oversaw the extension of its AACSB accreditation for another five years.

Girl Scouts get head start on cybersecurity training at UAH’s CCRE

Dec 14 2018

With an eye toward preparing the nation’s future cybersecurity workforce for the challenges that lie ahead, the Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) recently provided training to enable Girl Scout Troop 708 to earn their Cybersecurity 2: Safeguards and Cybersecurity 3: Investigator badges.

UAH joins nationwide effort to increase college access, equity, and postsecondary attainment

Dec 11 2018

UAH announced earlier this month that it has joined with 130 other public universities and systems for a new initiative, "Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success." Organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the collaborative effort is intended to increase college access, close the achievement gap, and enroll 3 million students – including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants – by 2025.

Community support ensures that engineering projects benefit more than just UAH students

Nov 26 2018

Students in the Electrical Engineering Senior Design Course at UAH are challenged to design, construct, test, and evaluate technical projects that demonstrate their grasp of the theory, knowledge, and skills they’ve accrued over their academic career as majors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Throughout the process, they must also address any economic, ethical, legal, safety, and manufacturing constraints while at the same time ensuring that the project is both socially beneficial and environmentally friendly.

Global Health & Medical Missions Program cultivates cultural competence among students

Nov 16 2018

Cultural competence is rapidly becoming an essential skill for health-care providers in this increasingly globalized world. Not only do they need to communicate with and treat patients whose backgrounds and life experiences might be wildly divergent from their own, but they also need to be aware of and challenge their own inherent biases and preconceptions when it comes to different cultures.

UAH Volunteer Chargers perform service duty during fall break

Oct 23 2018

The UAH Volunteer Chargers used their recent fall break to volunteer with several community outreach programs in South Alabama and North Florida.

UAH Charger Union Building
UAH Engineering Forum & the Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics

Aug 22 2018

The College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) held their first Engineering Forum (UAH-EF) in conjunction to the 2018 Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET). The partnership event took place on Friday, Aug. 3rd at the Charger Union Theatre and the Shelby Center for Science & Technology.