Student from The University of Alabama in Huntsville standing in front of a group of people
Michael Mercier | UAH

Research undergraduates at The University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) participated in the 10th Annual Research Horizons Poster Session in March. Forty-four projects, and the undergraduates who conducted the work, were recognized for excellence in research and creative scholarship.

"We’re really excited to mark the 10th year of this tradition of creating a campus-wide opportunity to give undergraduates a chance to share their research and creative projects with the local and campus community,” says David Cook, director of undergraduate research at UAH, a part of the University of Alabama System. “The focus of the poster session is to celebrate the wide variety of research going on at UAH and to give students a chance to practice their presentation skills, as well as share their research with faculty, staff and fellow students.”

A group of male students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville standing next to a research poster.
Michael Mercier / UAH

Visitors to the event not only had an opportunity to learn more about undergraduate research, but were also able to support the students by providing the presenters with feedback and advice.

“Sharing your research with others in the community is an important part of inquiry-based learning, and it’s the reason that Research Horizons was launched ten years ago,” Cook says. “As usual, the presenters did a fantastic job! I’d like to thank all of the participating students and their mentors for making the event a great success.”

While the event is meant to be a learning experience for the participants rather than a competition, visitors and presenters were given the opportunity to show their appreciation by voting for their three favorite poster presentations.

Two female students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville sharing a presentation to a man.
Michael Mercier / UAH

This year's People’s Choice awardees included:

First Place
Cameron Bentley (Industrial and Systems Engineering), Co-Authors: Ryan O'Neill, Sean Hunter, Ian Rowatt. Unveiling Cosmic Mysteries with ODINS-EYE through Digital Engineering.

Mentor: Dr. Dale Thomas

Second Place
Ian Rowatt (Aerospace Engineering), Importance of Uncertainty Quantification in Rocket Engine Development using Additive Manufacturing and its implementation using MBSE.

Mentor: Dr. Dale Thomas

Third Place
Ocean Bowling (Aerospace Engineering), Design, analysis, and test of an aircraft for the AIAA Design Build FLY (DBF) Competition.

Mentor: Dr. Gang Wang



Kristina Hendrix