Research Horizons Day and Research Week – March 11 – 15, 2019


The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is very pleased to announce the 5th annual Research Horizons Day (RHD) and Research Week to be held on the UAH campus on March 11 - 15, 2019. The Office of Academic Affairs, on behalf of the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, 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 RHD will be held in March before Spring Break this year.

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 2018 through the deadline (February 1, 2019) are eligible and encouraged to apply. Selected posters/creative projects will be judged and prizes will be awarded by each respective college.

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. Already existing physical posters from other events in 2018 are also eligible. These posters must be ones that have already been approved by your mentor, and were used in an academic or professional poster event in 2018. Examples include the Von Braun Symposium (VBS), Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU), Honor Capstone Research (HCR), American Geophysical Union (AGU), etc. or other professional/academic symposia. Posters from last year's Research Horizons Day are excluded. The intent behind using already existing posters is to highlight as much research as possible and reduce costs, since they will not be reprinted for this event.

Abstracts (for new posters) and already physically existing posters can be submitted online at:

All abstract or poster (if already physically existing from a prior event) submissions must be received by Friday, February 1, 2019, 12PM (noon) CST. The Call for Submissions can also be found at the UAH Student Research website on the “Annual Events and Outreach” page.

Submissions will be vetted by each college before final selection of participants is decided shortly after the deadline. If the abstract is accepted and there is no poster from a prior event, the student will receive a PowerPoint template. The completed poster is due by Friday, March 1, 2019 by 12PM (noon) CST. Accepted students are expected to present a poster, and must attend the poster event. The poster session will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 1:30 - 3:30PM. 

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

If accepted to participate, the student agrees to allow the use of his/her name and subsequent photos in all materials pertaining to the promotion of Research Horizons Day. Usage may include your name and picture on the UAH website, related social media and published in print materials. Captions for the photographs may include first and last names, mentor’s name, majors, and titles and descriptions of the research project.


List of 2019 Events:

Tuesday, March 12

  • Co-Curricular Opportunities Fair

10:30AM – 12:30PM, Charger Union Lobby

Representatives from Undergraduate Research, Pre-Professional Advising, Career Services, Study Abroad and Civic Engagement will be on hand to share information about opportunities outside of the classroom that can enhance your undergraduate education, applications to graduate and professional schools, and chances for that dream job!

Thursday, March 14

  • Campus-Wide Student Research & Creative Projects Poster Session & Reception

1:30 – 3:30PM: 2nd Floor, Charger Union. Graduate and undergraduate students, representing every college, will be on hand to discuss posters of their research and creative projects. Light refreshments. If you’re interested in getting involved in research, these are the people you want to talk to! Faculty, staff, students, family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend!

  • “So You Think You Can Research”

3:45-5:00PM: Charger Union (Rm. 227).  Immediately following the poster session, this event provides an informal opportunity for networking and sharing of student creative projects and research with 1 slide and a 3-minute presentation. Hosted by: Dr. Candice Lanius, Communication Arts Professor at UAH. All majors welcome! Sign up here by March 8!


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

Looking for previous years' winners and posters?

Poster Archive