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.

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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.

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UAH Engineering Forum & the Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics to be held August 3

Jul 09 2018

The College of Engineering at UAH is pleased to announce the first UAH Engineering Forum (UAH-EF), which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET). The event will take place on Friday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Charger Union Theatre and the Shelby Center for Science & Technology.

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Shadowing program gives sneak-peek at UAH’s undergraduate research opportunities

Jun 19 2018

Earlier this month, 31 students from area high schools applied and were invited to spend an afternoon at UAH, shadowing undergraduate participants in the university’s Summer Community of Scholars. This 80+ members group is made up of the Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) summer program and the Honors Capstone Research (HCR) summer program, as well as students doing research with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site and Supplement programs, and any other undergraduate researchers on campus during the summer semester. The shadowing event allowed the visiting students to get an insider’s look at UAH’s undergraduate research opportunities and network with both peers and faculty members while learning more about the specific research projects they applied to work on.

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Tech Trek Alabama influence leads camper to research experience at MIT

May 14 2018

The slogan on the Tech Trek poster says it all: "What happens at Tech Trek doesn’t stay at Tech Trek."

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Four-year engagement plan makes meaningful match between UAH students and employers

May 11 2018

With an eye toward helping to grow the region’s pool of talented, qualified STEM employees, the Office of Career Services at UAH has launched a four-year employer engagement plan – known as the i4 program – to match UAH students with corporate employers in a more meaningful, engaging way than that offered by traditional recruiting strategies.

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Graduate student unites his passion for science and enthusiasm for diversity at UAH

Apr 23 2018

Roberto Dextre first recognized his connection to science at the High School for Environmental Studies in Manhattan, where he noticed that he easily understood math and science. "I think it was the physics courses that opened my mind to how science plays into all of our lives every day," says Dextre.

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Four advance to international level from state science fair

Apr 11 2018

Four student finalists were selected from the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) held April 5-6 at Spragins Hall at UAH to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) on May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

New cybersecurity program will help prepare students in rural Alabama for careers in the field

Apr 06 2018

The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) at UAH is pleased to announce a new initiative to introduce high school students in rural Alabama to cybersecurity.

UAH, Huntsville Hospital team up for "Jungle Safari" LPH

Mar 05 2018

Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! The UAH College of Nursing and Huntsville Hospital will open the doors to Let’s Pretend Hospital (LPH) March 19-23. The theme for LPH 2018 is "Jungle Safari."

Undergraduate research at UAH to be displayed at Alabama's Higher Education Day on Feb. 22

Feb 15 2018

Alabama’s second Posters at the Capitol undergraduate research poster event will be held as part of Alabama’s Higher Education Day on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the State Capitol in Montgomery.