Research Horizons Day and Research Week: March 4 – 7, 2024


UAH undergraduates from all disciplines participate in collaborative research and creative projects under the mentorship of our faculty, researchers and staff. Therefore, we would like to showcase the excellent work being done, so that everyone on campus, including friends, family, and the local community can recognize their accomplishments. We invite you and the entire university to join us for these virtual events! 

The 2024 Research Week Events Calendar willl be posted soon!


The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is very pleased to announce the 10th annual Research Horizons Day (RHD) Poster Session and Research Week (March 4-7, 2024)! The Research Horizons Day Poster Session celebrates undergraduate research, creative activity, and scholarship, and we invite you to share your work at this special event!

Why should you participate in the Poster Session?

  • Practice and strengthen your presentation skills!
  • Engage with like-minded peers, exchange research experiences, and share your ideas!
  • Receive feedback from peers, research staff and faculty!
  • Add to your resume/CV to stand out and improve applications to graduate and/or professional schools!

Current UAH undergraduate students from all disciplines and majors who have participated in research or creative projects under the mentorship of faculty or research staff between Spring Semester 2023 through the deadline (Thursday, January 25, 2024) are eligible and encouraged to apply. The research or creative project can have been done outside of UAH (NASA, NSF REU, etc.), but the abstract and poster must be endorsed by a UAH faculty member or research staff to ensure the quality of the work.

Students can submit in one of three ways:

1. With a Pre-existing Poster,

2. By creating a Poster to be printed by a sponsoring department/center, or

3. By creating a Poster with request to be printed by RHD.

Students submitting with pre-existing printed posters, or to be printed by their sponsoring department/center will be given priority consideration, as only a limited number of new posters can be printed with RHD funds.

Posters previously presented at other events in 2023 are eligible. Examples include the Von Braun Symposium (VBS), Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU), Honor Capstone Research (HCR), American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) or other professional/academic symposia, etc. However, posters from last year's Research Horizons Day are excluded. Examples of posters from past Research Horizon poster sessions can be seen at the Salmon Library LOUIS Repository

All abstract submissions must be received by Thursday, January 25, 2024, 12PM (noon) CST. The poster session is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Abstracts must be submitted online here.

Mentor-endorsed submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis with priority given to projects with pre-existing printed posters and posters to be printed by their sponsoring department/center. The total number of accepted applications will be capped at 50. Accepted participants will be informed shortly after the deadline, and are expected to participate, if selected. A student, as lead/main author, is limited to one submission.

A limited number of accepted students applying as “Requesting Poster to be Printed by RHD” must submit using a prepared PowerPoint template (24” x 36”). Posters to be printed by department can also use the template, if desired. Details on the submission process will be provided at a later date. Posters to be printed by RHD are due by Thursday, February 22, 2023 by 12PM (noon) CST. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Abstracts. The abstract should include the title of the creative project or research and a brief summary of the focus of the project. The abstract should be limited to a maximum of 250 words.

The student is required to work with or have the endorsement of a mentor (faculty, research staff, etc.). The work should be substantially the work of the student, and be sufficiently complete to warrant public presentation. Students must notify their mentor that they are intending to participate. The mentor should give guidance and advice, and is responsible for approving the accuracy and content of the abstract and the resulting poster/presentation, if accepted.

If accepted to participate, the student agrees to allow the posting of their presentation online for public view. Usage may extend to the UAH website, the UAH  library repository, related social media and published in print materials. Published information may include first and last names, mentor’s name, majors, minors, academic year, and titles and descriptions of the research project.


If you have any questions, please e-mail Dave Cook.

Looking for previous years' winners and posters?

Poster Archive