Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.89
Liaison Claire Jackson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Alabama in Huntsville
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Claire Jackson
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:
As a national research university, UAH offers undergraduates the opportunity to take part in research throughout their academic careers. Hands-on research and creative projects are integral to preparing for a professional career, no matter what field is chosen.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
Located adjacent to the Redstone Arsenal, an economic engine of over $100 billion per year, UAH faculty, staff, and students are able to conduct research side by side with world-class experts from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and other important Department of Defense partners. UAH regularly ranks among the Top 20 Universities in research funded by NASA and by the Department of Defense, but UAH also performs cutting-edge research for the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. As the anchor tenant of Cummings Research Park, the second-largest corporate research and technology park in the United States, UAH collaborates with over 285 high-technology companies serving the U.S. Aerospace and Defense sectors, as well as scientists and entrepreneurs at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

UAH has achieved status in the High Research Activity category by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, placing UAH among a select group of public universities in America. UAH augments scholarly research in its colleges with its interdisciplinary research centers, ranging from Modeling & Simulation, to Information Assurance, to Aerospace and Systems Engineering. Our robust capabilities in Astrophysics, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Optical Systems and Engineering, Reliability and Failure Analysis, Rotorcraft and Unmanned Systems, Severe Weather, Space Propulsion, and many others are nationally and internationally known. UAH’s colleges and research centers partner in many areas, working together to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders, discover new knowledge, and innovate solutions to address many of society’s toughest challenges.

Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:
The Salmon Library offers LibChat, a Research Helpdesk, One-on-One Research Consultations.
The Salmon Library supports UAH faculty, staff, and students by offering more than a million printed publications and access to thousands more online publications and resources. It also offers a range of services including reference services, instruction sessions, group study rooms, A/V areas, and printing. https://www.uah.edu/library

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