Research Horizons Day and Research Week – March 15 – 19, 2021


UAH students 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! 

All events listed below will be held via the same Zoom meeting. So, you can copy and paste the following link into your calendar, or refer to this memo on the day/time of the event and just click the link to join!


Friday, March 12, 3-4 PM, via Zoom. Click the link above to join!

Kick-Off Keynote by Dr. Byran Mesmer: Transdisciplinary Research – Unique Discoveries through Inclusion


Monday - Friday, March 15-19 (all events will take place via Zoom. Click the link above to join!)

  • Monday, 3/15, 3PM: An Overview of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs,  Dave Cook, Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Tuesday, 3/16, 3PM: Undergraduate Research: What is it? Why do it? and How to Start? The Office of Pre-Professional Advising
  • Wednesday, 3/17, 12PM: Study Abroad - Yes, It's Still Possible!, Ginny Garzon, Director of Study Abroad
  • Wednesday, 3/17, 3PM: An Overview of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowship Programs, Jennifer Staton, Fellowship and Graduate School Advisor
  • Thursday, 3/18, 3PM: Making an Impact Through Civic Engagement - UAH Engineers For Global Action Chapter, Engineers for Global Action Officers
  • Friday, 3/19, 3PM: “So You Think You Can Research,” An informal opportunity to share student creative projects and research with 1 slide and a 3-minute presentation. Cash prizes for best presentations! Sponsored by I2C, Maynard Cooper and Gale Warren Everett. Hosted by: Dr. Candice Lanius, UAH Communication Arts Department


Also Monday - Friday, March 15-19 

Research Horizons Virtual Poster Session (Hosted on Canvas): This year the poster session will be hosted on Canvas during the entire week! If you would like to attend, you will need to sign up via Google form here ( no later than 5PM CST, Thursday, March 11. The UAH community and as well as the local community, friends and family are welcome. Sign-up is required to be invited to access Canvas, and you can view virtual presentations and communicate with presenters via message boards. 

We hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of these events. Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to a fun and fulfilling week! 

CALL FOR POSTER SUBMISSIONS (Submission Closed for 2021)

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is very pleased to announce the 7th annual Research Horizons Day (RHD) and Research Week to be held on the UAH campus on March 15-19, 2021. The Office of Academic Affairs, on behalf of the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Nursing, Professional and Continuing Studies and Science, encourages eligible UAH students to participate. The purpose of the event is to highlight and celebrate the research and creative work of our students.

Current UAH graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines and majors who have completed research or creative projects under the mentorship of faculty or research staff between Spring Semester 2020 through the deadline (January 29, 2021) are eligible and encouraged to apply. Selected posters/creative projects will be judged and prizes will be awarded by each respective college. The poster session format will be virtual to support safe practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The research or creative project can have been done outside of UAH, but the abstract and poster must be endorsed by a UAH faculty member or research staff. There is no cost to the student to apply or participate. A student, as lead/main author, is limited to one submission.

Abstracts must be submitted online via a Google Form. In addition to new projects, research presented at other events in 2020 are also 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. Posters from last year's Research Horizons Day are excluded. The intent behind using already existing posters/presentations is to highlight as much research as possible.

Abstracts can be submitted online at:

All abstract submissions must be received by Friday, January 29, 2021, 12PM (noon) CST.

Submissions will be vetted by each college before final selection of participants is decided shortly after the deadline. If the abstract is accepted, the student will receive a PowerPoint template to assist in creating a poster which can be narrated with audio. Likewise, a student can submit a narrated PPT presentation or video of them presenting. Examples of such presentations can be found on the UAH Undergraduate Research YouTube channel.

If accepted to participate, the completed presentation will be due by Friday, March 5, 2021 by 12PM (noon) CST. Accepted students are expected to submit a presentation for the online platform. Details on submissions will be provided to successful candidates.

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 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. The mentor’s name must appear with the author’s name or in the acknowledgements section of the presentation, whichever is appropriate.

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, related social media and published in print materials. Captions 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 contact Dave Cook by email (  


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

Looking for previous years' winners and posters?

Poster Archive