Hundreds of students visit Research Open House

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 19, 2013) - Hundreds of new University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) students visited the Student Research Open House on Monday, Aug. 19, in the Von Braun Research Hall. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) as part of the campus-wide UAH Week of Welcome Aug. 16-24, the event attracted students from all majors. On hand were 25 campus clubs and groups, as well as every college, most of UAH's research centers and many research-oriented student clubs. Visitors got to see the UAH Moonbuggy, the ChargerSat 1 prototype, a helicopter simulator, a dart concept rocket, a Nao robot demonstration and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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From left: 1.) Hundreds of new UAH students crowded into Von Braun Research Center Monday, Aug. 19, for the second annual Research Open House. 2.) Wendy Hazel discusses history with mathematics freshman Josh Graves. 3.) Dr. Tom Koshut, associate vice president for research, talks over UAH research opportunities with John Woods, a chemistry freshman. 4.) Nick Lynn, a lecturer in mechanical and aerospace engineering and UAH Moonbuggy team advisor, left, and senior astrophysics major Elizabeth Woodard discuss the Moonbuggy team with freshman computer science major Raajthilak Baskaran. 5.) Ahmed Bechadj, a freshman in chemical engineering, gets tips from Christina Ninh of the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center as he tries out a helicopter simulator.
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