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UASpace

UASpace is an undergraduate student organization in the College of Engineering that successfully built and launched a satellite in 2022, officially making The University of Alabama a space-faring university for the first time. This group has been an excellent way to get undergraduate students interested in space, and with hands on experience of research and development, design, testing, iterating, and project management. While establishing UA as a space-capable university opens up many doors for research and scientific exploration, UASpace looks to have a broader impact beyond the students who are active members of the design teams as students. 

UASpace was founded with the goal of using its capabilities and reach to make a difference in K12 students in the Black Belt of Alabama. The Black Belt is a historically under-educated and under-employed area of Alabama, with a poverty level of 27.7%. UASpace aims to be part of the solution of lifting up these under-served students. As part of this goal, UASpace has three specific objectives: 

  • Introduce students in under-served areas of Alabama to higher education opportunities
  • Make students aware of STEM opportunities, projects, careers, and areas of study
  • Create and develop materials and events to provide early student engagement with STEM subjects and STEM projects

 For our BAMA Blitz passion project, UASpace is looking to acquire funds to build a ground station, which is a ground-based antenna and radio system that can talk back and forth with satellites, aircraft, or anything with a radio transmission signal. This system will be portable. It will be able to be taken to different schools and counties and used for demonstrations and hands-on STEM projects. Students will be able to use this system to point towards different objects, track them in the sky, and program messages and commands that can be sent back and forth. UASpace aims to use the technologies that are required for us to be successful in our missions as a platform to inspire and educated the next generation of students who will hopefully see a future for them at The University of Alabama.

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Bryant Bank Match
Your gift may be doubled when you give to a passion project! Bryant Bank has generously agreed to match gifts given to passion projects, up to $50,000. The University thanks Bryant Bank for their ongoing support.
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Leaderboard
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the greatest dollar amount during Bama Blitz? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Athletics $80,299.31
2 Brewer Porch Children's Center SMART Gym $65,680.00
3 Undergraduate & International Programs in Business $60,385.00
4 Culverhouse Executives Society $48,658.10
5 Nursing Student Pandemic Relief Fund $17,710.00
6 University Libraries $13,330.00
7 Speaking Studio $12,435.00
8 Social Work Field Student Support $10,945.00
9 1872 Fund for Student Relief $7,365.00
10 General University Scholarships $5,226.62
11 Hallowed Grounds Project $4,910.00
12 Capstone Family Therapy Clinic $4,340.00
13 A&S Collegiate Fund $4,281.65
14 Capstone Engineering Society $4,094.55
15 UASpace $3,970.00
16 UA Early College $3,610.00
17 The UA Gadsden Early Learning Initiative $2,545.00
18 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion $2,435.00
19 Alabama Law Alumni Society $2,223.31
20 Capstone Communication Society $2,160.00
21 HES Capstone Fund $1,975.00
22 Capstone Education Society $1,923.31
23 Togetherall Passion Project $1,885.00
24 Honors Action $1,885.00
25 Capstone College of Nursing Alumni Association $1,485.00
26 National Alumni Association $1,275.00
27 We Are UA Faculty & Staff Campaign $1,110.00
28 Graduate School Foundation Fund $770.00
29 Honors College Collegiate Society $745.24
30 Friends of CCHS $555.00
31 Capstone Family Fund $530.00
32 Graduate Education Enrichment Fund $405.00
33 Social Work Society Gift Fund $380.00
34 UA Online Society $280.00
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Leaderboard
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the most gifts during Bama Blitz? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 337
2 Speaking Studio 57
3 Culverhouse Executives Society 54
4 Brewer Porch Children's Center SMART Gym 49
5 Nursing Student Pandemic Relief Fund 49
6 Undergraduate & International Programs in Business 47
7 Capstone Family Therapy Clinic 47
8 UA Early College 46
9 Hallowed Grounds Project 44
10 Social Work Field Student Support 41
11 University Libraries 37
12 1872 Fund for Student Relief 37
13 UASpace 36
14 We Are UA Faculty & Staff Campaign 36
15 A&S Collegiate Fund 35
16 HES Capstone Fund 35
17 Capstone Engineering Society 30
18 Capstone Communication Society 30
19 Togetherall Passion Project 28
20 Capstone College of Nursing Alumni Association 27
21 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 22
22 The UA Gadsden Early Learning Initiative 21
23 Capstone Education Society 21
24 National Alumni Association 19
25 Honors Action 18
26 General University Scholarships 16
27 Alabama Law Alumni Society 12
28 Honors College Collegiate Society 10
29 Graduate School Foundation Fund 7
30 Friends of CCHS 7
31 Capstone Family Fund 6
32 UA Online Society 6
33 Graduate Education Enrichment Fund 5
34 Social Work Society Gift Fund 5
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