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University Of North Alabama Hosts Stem Celebration To Kick-off Stem Outreach Initiative

May. 22, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama Office of Academic Affairs, along with other community and campus sponsors, hosted a celebration event for the winners and participants of various science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) events held this year.

Participants from UNA's Robotics, Rocketry and ROV (under-water robotics) competitions were honored Monday evening with awards and a reception. UNA currently hosts three STEM competitions each spring. The programs involve around 400 students from over 50 schools in three states.

In addition to recognizing the participants, the celebration was also meant to help kick-off UNA's STEM Outreach Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to promote UNA as a school of choice for those interested in careers in the STEM field, while also highlighting the many programs offered by UNA.

The event took place in the GUC Performance Center and feature several area schools, teachers, principals, parents, community members and leaders, including UNA President, Dr. Ken Kitts and UNA Provost, Dr. Ross Alexander.

Event organizers said close to 250 people registered for the event.

Pictures of the event are available here:https://northalabama.smugmug.com/Events/Stem-Awards/

For more information on STEM at UNA:https://www.una.edu/artsandsciences/index.html


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.