Displaying items by tag: service learning and undergraduate research

Enrollment in Eddie Nabors’s course on Poverty and Human Capability has more than tripled in the past year. Why? He gives students the chance to help the working poor receive thousands of dollars each and avoid scammers — even during a pandemic.

Perhaps no industry was altered quite as much as education during the COVID-19 pandemic. All across campus, Blazers worked together to bring the best of UAB into remote learning and ensure students could still receive an exceptional education experience even in rapidly changing circumstances.

The multimillion-dollar commitment has been invested in collections, resources, personnel, physical renovations and other improvements during the past several years.

During the past year, 11 faculty from varied disciplines developed ideas for service-learning to promote active and ethical citizenship, social responsibility and engagement.

Two past Expo presenters explain what students have to gain from UAB’s undergraduate research showcase. Abstract submissions are open now through Nov. 18.

Four faculty spent a year developing undergraduate research courses focused on collaboration and innovation, with themes such as Chinese professional etiquette and using 3D-mapping technology in studio art.

After using BlazerPulse in service-learning courses during spring semester, faculty feedback is helping make the online community-engagement platform an even better tool for promoting, organizing and measuring UAB’s impact in the community.

Undergrads in Heather Patterson’s Tick Explorations course get a little grossed out — but they also get hands-on lessons in genetic analysis, field identification and “real science” that stick with them long afterward.

In fewer than six months, 1,343 faculty, staff and students logged more than 10,000 combined hours of community service in BlazerPulse, a platform launched in January to promote, organize and measure UAB’s impact in the community. If you're hoping to top the leader board, Michelle Henry is the one to catch.

Amy Badham, director of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the Hands On Birmingham IGNITE Awards in April.

Sami Raut, Vinoy Thomas, Stacy Moak, and Dawn Taylor Peterson demonstrated extraordinary commitment to engaging undergraduate students in service learning, undergraduate research, education-abroad experiences and team-learning environments.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

A new online platform will enable the university to organize, promote and quantify engagement and scholarship in our community and beyond. See how to get started.