ASGC Fellowship/Scholarship Deadline is February 28, 2019
The Alabama Space Grant Consortium is now accepting undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship applications. The following is a brief summary of the undergraduate (Table 1) and graduate (Table 2) program details extracted from program application packages (attached). Please read the package in its entirely for complete details and requirements.
UAB is among the largest site in the Consortium and as such, expectations are high with regard to the number of applications received. We are asking faculty to personally reach out to both undergraduate and graduate students and encourage them to apply.
Please share with anyone who you think would be interested in this program (scholarships are for Jr./Sr. in STEM fields and Fellowships are for graduate students in STEM fields). Must be a U.S. citizen.
2018 – 2019 Alabama Space Grant Consortium Scholarship
February 28, 2018
Mid May 2018
Scholarship awards will be based on academic excellence, the student’s accomplishments and description of their career intentions towards an aerospace career.
Fields of Study
Space related fields include any academic discipline or field of study (including the physical, natural,and biological sciences; engineering; education; economics; business; sociology; behavioral sciences; computer science; communications; law; international affairs; and public administration) that is concerned with or likely to improve the understanding, assessment, development and utilization of space.
2018 – 2019 Alabama Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Not to exceed $37,000/12 mos
$24,000 for stipend
$12,000 for tuition/insurance
$1,000 Student Travel allowance
February 28, 2018
Mid May 2018
Fellowship awards will be based on academic excellence, the quality of the proposed research program or plan of study, the quality of the interdisciplinary approach to achieving the objectives of the proposed program, the merit of the utilization of a NASA field center in carrying out their objectives, the prospects for completion of the project within the allotted time, and an assessment of the applicant’s motivation towards an aerospace career.
Fields of Study
Space related fields include any academic discipline or field of study (including the physical, natural, and biological sciences; engineering; education; economics; business; sociology; behavioral sciences; computer science; communications; law; international affairs; and public administration) that is concerned with or likely to improve the understanding, assessment, development and utilization of space.
Respond to academic and employment follow up surveys
Of utmost importance: Applicants should identify source of cost sharing prior to submitting an application. Please discuss with faculty mentor and have mentor faculty mentor discuss with department chair regarding providing the funds for cost sharing in the amount of $18,500
CPU2AL: Connecting the Plasma Universe to Plasma Technology in Alabama
A partnership comprising nine universities in Alabama, including The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as the lead institution (Dr. Gary Zank, PI), has been awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR
Along with UAH, the partnership includes the University of Alabama (lead: Dr. R. Branam), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (lead: Dr. Y. Vohra), Auburn University (lead: Dr. E. Thomas), Tuskegee University (lead: Dr. V. Rangari), the University of South Alabama (lead: Dr. E. Spencer), Alabama A&M University (leads: Dr. R. Mentreddy and Dr. E. Cebert), Alabama State University (lead: Dr. K. Vig), and Oakwood University (lead: Dr. A. Volkov), with additional assistance from CFD Research Corporation (lead: Dr. V. Kolobov), a computational fluid dynamics software company located in Cummings Research Park. These members bring “a range of expertise in space science, laboratory plasma physics, materials, biosciences, and manufacturing to this endeavor,” says Dr. Zank )….(more).
Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra is proud to announce the receipt of MRI: Acquisition of a Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer for Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education. Drs. Eugenia Kharlampieva (Chemistry), Renato Camata (Physics), Andrei Stanishevsky (Physics) and Vinoy Thomas (Material Sciences and Engineering) serve as Co-PI’s.
Dr. Joel Dobbs, Instructor at UAB School of Business (Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods) was kind enough to give the REUs a tour of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot. Dr. Dobbs also presented at one of our seminars this year. His topic: Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Both the seminar and the tour were a delight and helped to shed new light on how students should approach their careers. One of the big take aways from the seminar and the tour, per Dr. Dobbs, is that students should approach their careers with the mindset of an entrepreneur. What a great way plan for an exceptional career path.
Below are photos from the tour featuring participants as well as a sample of some of the features and businesses housed in the Depot.
There is a lot of graduate programs to explore at UAB and our 2017 REUs had the opportunity to talk with program representatives in a variety of disciplines at UAB. The Graduate Fair was deemed a success by our REUs and they felt that they learned a great deal about their options (whether here at UAB or elsewhere.
We are so proud of Class of 2017 REUs and the outstanding work that they did in the lab, their PowerPoint presentations, research papers and of course showcasing the culmination of their hard work at the 2017 Summer Expo. A huge part of our program is the experience of presenting their research to a broad audience. The annual Expo gives them just such an opportunity to share that knowledge through being well prepared to explain their work and answer questions posed to them by judges and other Expo attendees.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.