The College of Science continues to expand its outreach program to local, regional, national, and international communities.

Science Olympaid

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

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.  Learn more about the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair here -

Rocket City WeatherFest

Each year 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. 

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.

US Space & Rocket Center

College of Science students have the opportunity to share their passion for science and math at a variety of events and positions at the nearby US Space & Rocket Center.  Contact for more details.  


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.

Chemistry Olympiad

This event, sponsored by the American Chemical Society and hosted by the UAH Department of Chemistry, is a multi-tiered competition 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.

Huntsville City/Madison County College Fair

Each fall UAH hosts the Huntsville City/Madison County College Fair. The College of Science brings students, advisors, faculty, and staff in to answer questions about science, research, degree programs, and careers. 

Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education (ACTE) Technology Fair 

The UAH College of Science provides sponsorship to the ACTE Technology Fair each spring.  This on campus event is open to all Alabama students (public/private/at home) in grades 3-12.  ACTE Technology Fair brings together student, faculty and staff volunteers in support of preparing children for the digital challenges of tomorrow.  For more information please visit

Alabama You Be the Chemist Challenge

Sponsored by the College of Science Chemistry Department, the Alabama You Be the Chemist Challenge brings together students, grades 5-8, in teams of four to collaboratively answer timed short-answer questions.  Winning teams from this regional event move on to the national competition.  For more information please visit

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 the College of Science.