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  • Innovative REU program continues to engage students from across the country
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham continues to host its long-running National Science Foundation—Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
  • Atoms, Engineers, and Reactors: My Journey at UAB
    Logan Alexander Burnett, a graduating senior majoring in physics and minoring in mechanical engineering, chemistry, and mathematics, shares his UAB experience in this personal reflection.
  • Seven students receive 2024 Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Throughout the Spring 2024 semester, departments across the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences submitted nominations for the Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Students and Outstanding Graduate Students. The awards are given to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students in CAS who have made significant contributions to the UAB community.
  • Leap year 2024: Why do we have an extra day this February?
    A UAB physics expert breaks down the details and history of why we recognize the Gregorian calendar leap year.
  • UAB student team ranks first in statewide entrepreneurship competition
    A team of UAB students recently won $10,000 and first place in the statewide entrepreneurship competition, Innovate Alabama: Entrepreneurship Hackathon.
  • Passion and purpose: Physics student combines his love of music and science at UAB
    A UAB physics student is combining his love of music with the complexity of science to one day change the world through acoustics.
  • 4 cutting-edge machines powering UAB discoveries
    With research awards breaking all-time records, we toured labs where high-tech tools are driving science forward.
  • The Astronomy Club at UAB connects science and the stars with the community
    You could say that the stars aligned just right for the Astronomy Club at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Open to all majors, the club was approved in January 2023, and Michelle Wooten, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physics, serves as the faculty advisor.
  • UAB expands research courses thanks to new $76 million science building
    The unveiling of the new Science and Engineering Complex is helping “Forge the Future” of research at UAB.
  • New degree programs offer more options for Blazers
    The new degree programs provide students with even more options to learn from world-renowned faculty and researchers.
  • Eclipses 101: Ways to stay safe and enjoy
    Michelle Wooten, Ph.D., assistant professor of astronomy in the Department of Physics, and eye specialists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham share some useful facts and tips to enjoy the upcoming eclipses.
  • Magic City Data Collective selected for third annual Governor’s Work-Based Learning Best Practices award
    The Magic City Data Collective has been awarded a Governor’s Work-Based Learning Best Practices award under Alabama Works.
  • How one UAB student is using her passion for the environment to create practical solutions for the future
    University of Alabama at Birmingham student Margaret Birks is researching how methane can be used as a more economically and environmentally friendly energy source for low-income and rural communities.  
  • A glimpse of how I am turning my passion for the environment into a practical solution
    In this guest article, NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Recipient Margaret Birks shares her goal of creating clean, no waste energy sources for communities in need.
  • New facility will help create “boundless opportunities” for Department of Physics
    For University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physics chair Ilias Perakis, Ph.D., the new UAB Science and Engineering Complex ideally illustrates one of his favorite quotes.
  • NSF grant awarded to UAB for development of next-generation alloy superconductors
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $456,786 from the National Science Foundation to fund the development of a 3D-printed high-entropy alloy superconductor.
  • Six UAB students awarded NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium scholarships
    Six University of Alabama at Birmingham students have been awarded NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium scholarships.
  • Magic City Data Collective a model for “City as Classroom” experiences
    On April 14, 2023, 16 University of Alabama at Birmingham students took the stage at the Alumni Auditorium in the Hill Student Center for the second annual Magic City Data Collective (MCDC) Demo Day.
  • $8 million awarded to UAB to establish a Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Center of Excellence under the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $8 million from the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency.
  • UAB couple individually place first in undergraduate research categories at the 100th annual Alabama Academy of Science Conference
    Dating since October of 2021, UAB juniors Burnett and Criswell placed first in their respective research categories at the 100th annual Alabama Academy of Science Conference.

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