Contact Us

(256)-824- STEM(7836)


301 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, AL 35899

Additional Info

DETECTS is a project inside the SPARCC Lab at the UAH SMAP Center

Our Mission & Vision

Data Evaluation from Testing via an Educational Challenge with Teachers and Students (DETECTS) is a two-semester outreach project that provides the opportunity for high school students to design and test a scientific experiment to be accommodated on a payload heading to the International Space Station (ISS). Students will learn about programming, the engineering design process, and requirements verification. DETECTS teams compete for selection by the mission sponsor. 

DETECTS is a STEM outreach program based at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).


Notable Deadlines

Monday, February 1

TPR #4

Monday, February 22

TPR #5

Monday, March 1

Test Status Review

Monday, March 22

TPR #6

Monday, April 12


Friday, April 16

Experiment Test Report Due

Monday, April 19

System Acceptance Review


Semester Program



Get In Touch

Location: 301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, AL 35899

Telephone: (256)824-STEM(7836)