A summer program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is making research dreams come true for students and teachers from throughout the country.

UAB Research Grant Funds Research for Undergrads, High School Teachers

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (REUT) program is funding 10 weeks of materials science laboratory research for 16 students from colleges as far away as New York and Colorado and two secondary education teachers from South Carolina and Alabama. The $100,000 program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA-Alabama Space Grant Consortium and gives participants the opportunity to work in unique campus laboratories under the guidance of faculty mentors. REUT coordinators say the research provided by participants helps advance investigations across a range of disciplines. Participants say they are gaining access to and experience with research technologies that might not be readily available at their home universities.



Students Learn the Science of Crime-Solving in UAB Summer Research Program

Twelve undergraduate students from Southeast colleges and universities are learning the science of crime-solving this summer during a special research experience offered by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Justice Sciences. The UAB Crime Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) provides the opportunity to conduct research in criminal justice, forensic science and computer forensics to students who otherwise might not have these opportunities, said UAB Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Kent Kerley, Ph.D. Kerley is the principal investigator on the $334,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that supports UAB Crime REU.