The University of Alabama is proud of our graduate students’ accomplishments in research, in the classroom, and beyond. Click below to learn more about some of the wonderful things that our students do, and their potential to change the world.

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Student Spotlight: Kathryn Robison

Jan 2019

Kathryn (Kat) Robison hails from Raleigh, North Carolina and is a fourth-year doctoral candidate studying space policy in the political science program. Robison completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, then received her first master’s degree from Youngstown State University. She received a second master’s degree from The University of Alabama. We caught […]

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In Frigid Greenland, Engineering Student Helps Understand Climate

Jan 2019

By Adam Jones Joshua Nunn had never been outside the United States before graduate school. In fact, he’d never ridden in a plane. That all changed on a visit to Greenland, a journey that included riding a C-130 military plane. That’s a long way from his hometown of Talladega. And, the weather differences during Greenland’s […]

From UA Grad to Outer Space, Hines Selected as Astronaut Candidate

Dec 2018

By Jamon Smith Bob Hines, NASA 2017 astronaut candidate When Bob Hines was 6 years old, he witnessed an event that would forever change the trajectory of his life: the launch of NASA’s first space shuttle, the STS-1, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 12, 1981. As the shuttle cleared the tower propelled by a thick blast […]

Student Tennis Champion Knows Meaning of Perseverance

Dec 2018

  By Jamon Smith Shelby Baron has never experienced what it’s like to walk, but she is quite familiar with what it’s like to win big. Baron, a 23-year-old graduate student studying speech pathology at The University of Alabama, has been a member of the Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team since 2010. She is […]

Jillian Sico

MFA Student Jillian Sico Travels to Mexico to Teach and Learn Book Arts

Nov 2018

“As an artist, anthropologist, and book lover, I have long been fascinated by Mexico’s paper and bookmaking traditions. So when I began UA’s Book Arts MFA program last year, I jumped at the chance to learn more through a summer research trip to Mexico, supported by the School of Library and Information Studies and the […]

2018 Graduate Student Awards

Apr 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Graduate Student Award recipients — Blake Ball, Gregory Brenn, Mohamed Mulla, Dinuke Munasinghe, Amy Williamson, Kirstin Bone and Jenna Graham. We celebrate your achievements!

Jamileh Beik Mohammadi – It’s Magnetic

Jul 2017

“I want to explore” is a phrase Jamileh Beik Mohammadi uses often when speaking of her career and work. Still, her decision to travel from her home in Iran to The University of Alabama for her doctoral studies in physics was not easy for her, or her family. Before she enrolled at Alabama in 2012, […]

Samuel Griffin and Jake Webster – UA Robotics Team/Engineering

Jun 2017

  Engineering graduate students Samuel Griffin and Jake Webster were part of The University of Alabama robotics team, known as Alabama Astrobotics, that won top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition in May 2017. The event challenges student teams to build a robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil. One day, the robotic […]

Mary Helen Deck – MBA

Dec 2016

Mary Helen Deck enrolled in the Manderson MBA program in Fall 2015. She had looked for a business program that would welcome her non-traditional pathway and that would equip her for the work she was most interested in. Manderson filled both requirements for her. Mary Helen earned her Bachelors of Science (2013) at the University […]

Rachel Thibodeau – Psychology

Nov 2016

Rachel Thibodeau is a 4th year graduate student in the Department of Psychology working under the mentorship of Dr. Ansley Gilpin. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Developmental Science and Cognitive Psychology with a minor in statistics at The University of […]