Posted 5/31/23

Six University of Alabama at Birmingham students have been awarded NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium research scholarships.

One of the recipients is a local resident, James Walts, an Elkmont native, is a UAB fifth year master’s program student majoring in biology and a member of the UAB Honors College.

Having been able to participate in undergraduate research since the summer of my freshman year has given me the experience to compete with the best of my peers, Walts said.

Coming to UAB and working with its faculty has shown me that, given enough hard work, I can achieve things that seem out of my reach.