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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics News

The University of West Alabama has entered a new partnership agreement with the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is designed to encourage and enhance study in the scientific disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The University of West Alabama will host its 12th annual University Research Symposium (URS) Monday, March 4 (virtually) and in-person Tuesday, March 5. Led by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the event showcases 106 research presentations by undergraduate, graduate and professional researchers from UWA and 20 other universities across seven countries. The viewing session and awards banquet slated for March 5 are open to the public. For virtual access, click the hyperlinks in the URS program (pg. 11).
UWA graduate Brandon Hollis and Provost Tina N. Jones
Brandon L. Hollis of Carrollton, Alabama, received the University of West Alabama’s top graduating student award at fall commencement exercises.
As a respiratory therapist and medical educator in Birmingham, Jerry King was keenly aware of Alabama’s lingering shortage of professionals trained to care for one of patients’ essential needs: the ability to breathe.
An insatiable appetite for learning led first generation college student Zaria Gulley to the University of West Alabama, and a future in public health.
The University of West Alabama’s Athletic Training program has a new “first” to brag about. Not only was UWA the first public university in the state to receive approval for both a bachelor’s program in athletic training and a master’s program—but it can now boast a 100 percent first time pass rate for the first two Master of Athletic Training cohorts.
UWA cross-country runner Audrick Pyronneau

Speed comes naturally to Audrick Pyronneau, a former distance runner on the University of West Alabama’s track-and-field team. That he’s using that trait to pursue his academic goals shouldn’t be a surprise.

UWA students participate in mass casualty simulation event.

Dalton Meador, a sophomore at the University of West Alabama, is unabashedly proud of his academic major. He fancies a career in health care, and he enjoys sports. Athletic training fulfills both desires.

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