Research Horizons Day & Research Week

For: UAH Students Public

Research Horizons Day & Research Week are celebrations of student research and creative work at UAH. Held annually during the spring semester, the Research Horizons Day Poster Session comprises graduate and undergraduate students from every college displaying research posters and discussing their work with the campus and local communities. Research Week is a series of activities highlighting ways for students to get involved in research/creative activities and further share their work.

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Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) Summer Program

For: HS Students UAH Students

Students who participate in the RCEU Summer Program undertake activities within a research or creative work project. This project is under the direct supervision of a UAH full-time faculty member or researcher and typically lasts for 10 to 12 weeks in the summer. The work hours correspond to a full-time job (approx. 32-40 hours per week) and participating students receive a taxable fellowship of $3,200. To participate in the program, students must be enrolled as a UAH undergraduate student for either the summer or following fall semester.

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College Academy Projects

For: HS Students

The result of a partnership between Huntsville City Schools and UAH, College Academy (CA) is a magnet program at Jemison High School that welcomed its first cohort of ninth-grade students in fall of 2016. In addition to being able to earn college credit while in high school, CA students are also able to learn about and experience undergraduate research though a series of inquiry-based projects that allow them to interact with UAH faculty and academic student organizations. Past projects have included high-altitude ballooning and work with creative technologies. Future projects will include information literacy, rocketry, sustainability and geo-informational systems.

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Shadowing

For: HS Students CC Students

Every summer, students from area high schools and community colleges are invited to UAH to shadow undergraduate members of the university’s Summer Community of Scholars (SCS). The SCS comprises more than 70 UAH students participating in the Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) summer program, the Honors Capstone Research (HCR) summer program, and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Site and Supplement programs, as well as those serving as NASA interns and conducting independent research on campus during the summer semester. The shadowing program, in turn, invites those planning to attend university to spend a few hours with their undergraduate counterparts touring lab space, meeting with faculty members and graduate students, and occasionally taking part in hands-on experiments.

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Student Research Open House

For: UAH Students

As part of UAH's campuswide Week of Welcome held each fall semester, the Student Research Open House gives students a chance to learn more about some of the research opportunities they can become involved with while at UAH; it is also a chance for everyone to discover the many different kinds of research being done here, all at one event. This event is well-attended, and includes hands-on and close-up looks at a wide variety of projects. Every college is represented, as well as several departments, research centers, and academic student clubs. Faculty, research staff, and students are on hand to talk about how students can get involved in research.

Posters at the Capitol

For: UAH Students Public

The Posters at the Capitol undergraduate research poster event is held each spring as part of Alabama’s Higher Education Partnership (AHEP) Day at the State Capitol in Montgomery. This event features projects that undergraduate students are working on, with faculty and research staff, regarding real-life issues affecting Alabama citizens and communities. The poster session includes representatives from each college at UAH and the work of undergraduate researchers from the other 14 AHEP member institutions. The event highlights undergraduate research being done around the state with the potential to inform public policy and decisions made by the private sector. It also informs legislators about the importance of a healthy education fund that supports high-impact practices like undergraduate research, which is both an investment in the state and for the good of all.

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VBSymposium

For: UAH Students

UAH hosts the annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium each October. The event is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) in collaboration with UAH, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and the National Space Club – Huntsville, and brings together high-ranking government and corporate officials from the aerospace community. Undergraduate and graduate students design and research projects, which are displayed during the Student Poster Competition, are the centerpiece of each year's symposium. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit an abstract, and individual and group projects of ongoing or completed research are acceptable. Current UAH undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.

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Summer Community of Scholars Professional Development Sessions

For: UAH Students

The Summer Community of Scholars (SCS) comprises more than 70 UAH students participating in the Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) Summer Program, the Honors Capstone Research (HCR) summer program, and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Site and Supplement programs, as well as those serving as NASA interns and conducting independent research on campus during the summer semester. During the summer, six professional development sessions are provided to students as a value-added component to the research experience. The core sessions include research ethics, copyright and patent policies, information literacy, professional discourse, applying to graduate school, and applying for prestigious fellowships and scholarships. Any undergraduate on campus doing or interested in research may attend.

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SCS Poster Session

For: UAH Students Public

An end-of-program poster session for the SCS is held each September. It is free and open the public.

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