Rocket City

Huntsville, Alabama

The high-tech city of Huntsville which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st. Huntsville’s tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama’s first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War, and the accomplishments of America’s rocket scientists.

Visitors who want to be “astronauts for a day” can sample astronaut training activities at the sprawling U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The hands-on showcase of space technology is the state’s largest tourist attraction. It is home to the internationally known U.S. Space Camp which has franchise operations in Japan, Belgium and Canada. A variety of city museums downtown and an outstanding symphony orchestra offer rich cultural opportunities involving the arts. The legendary Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which encompasses 21 courses in eight cities in Alabama, begins here at the 54-hole Hampton Cove Golf Course.

A more complete history of our city is available on the official website of the city of Huntsville, Alabama.

IEEE Huntsville Section

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The IEEE Huntsville Section includes more than 1200 IEEE members living in Huntsville and Northern Alabama. The section has six technical societies, two student branches and an affinity group for young professionals.

We host and support many technical and educational activities in North Alabama. Become part of the IEEE network in Huntsville to expand your technical knowledge, develop strong peer-to-peer connections, and hone your leadership skills. Please join us at some of our exciting upcoming events… everyone is welcome!​

Our Student Branches work on technical projects, host lectures, volunteer, and host a number of social events. They are located at both the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Alabama A&M University (AAMU).

More information about the local section can be found on the Huntsville section website.


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