Faculty and researchers have submitted project descriptions, which may be found at the 2019 Project Descriptions by Faculty/College.

Students should review the projects at the Google site, and are invited to apply to one or more of the faculty or researcher proposed research projects through Charger Path. Student can log in using their single sign on credentials like that used for my.uah.edu or Canvas.  Please contact the faculty or researcher responsible for proposing the project description for additional information.

To find the proposals, students can use filters on the jobs page. All of the RCEU proposals are listed under The University of Alabama in Huntsville as the Employer. The job type is "Experiential Learning." Students are also able to search the name of the proposal to find them, and proposals can also be found by searching "RCEU" as a key word.

A Charger Path account is created for all students during their first semester of enrollment. Applying students that have never accessed Charger Path previously will have to answer a few profile/account security questions before accessing any sections of the system. A student cannot apply to projects without an account on Charger Path. Applying students will need to upload an updated resume, unofficial transcript and a cover letter to apply for projects.

It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the status of their application(s) by relevant proposing faculty by January of the program year.

Proposing faculty will evaluate student applications and choose one student applicant for their project. Proposing faculty, then, will send forward their proposal, appended with the student applicant’s own application materials, to the UAH Faculty Senate Finance and Resources Committee. The Finance and Resources Committee will evaluate and rank all submitted proposals. Available funding will be awarded based on these rankings.

The Finance and Resources Committee will issue offers of funding by February of program year.

Final RCEU proposals, comprising the faculty proposal with the appended application of the selected student, will be evaluated by the Faculty Senate’s Finance and Resources Committee based, in part, on the following selection criteria (student applicants should note, in particular, item 4).

Criterion:

  1. Degree of benefit to the student: tasks the student will perform; the student’s overall educational experience
  2. Quality of mentor supervision: the extent of collaboration between student and mentor; the extent of educational interaction between student and mentor; method and frequency of feedback from mentor to student
  3. Quality of the student’s contribution: the manner by which the student will contribute to the project, the amount of time for the student to learn instrumentation and technique versus actual experimentation or creative work
  4. Student’s qualifications (including GPA) and personal statement of interest/benefit: student’s explanation of interest in project and perceived benefits of working on project

Contact

If you are interested in RCEU or have questions about the RCEU Program please contact David Cook, Director of Undergraduate Research, at david.cook@uah.edu or 256.824.5705.

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