Research Horizons Day and Research Week – March 4 – 10, 2022


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 2022 Research Week Events Calendar willl be posted in January 2022!


The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is very pleased to announce the 8th annual Research Horizons Day (RHD) and Research Week to be held on the UAH campus on March 4-10, 2022. 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. Please note that this year, undergraduate and graduate poster sessions will be held separately. 

Current UAH 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 2021 through the deadline (January 28, 2022) 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 and associated events will comply with the current university safety guidance for 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 2021 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 28, 2022, 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 and the student does not have a pre-existing poster, the student will receive a PowerPoint template to assist in creating a poster. Examples of posters from past Research Horizon poster sessions can be found at the Salmon Library LOUIS Institutional repository page

Accepted students are expected to submit and late submissions will not be accepted. Details on the submission process will be provided to successful candidates. The completed posters are due by Friday, February 25, 2022 by 12PM (noon) CST.

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