The Auburn University Huntsville Research Center was established in 2010 to connect Auburn University’s premier research capabilities with the needs of Huntsville’s government agencies and industries.
Huntsville is a high-tech economic engine for Alabama, located in the north central region of the state. It is the home of Redstone Arsenal, a 38,000-acre federal research, development, test and engineering center that houses the Army's missile, aviation and missile defense programs. Huntsville is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space launch programs.
The Auburn University Huntsville Research Center has championed the Auburn brand in Huntsville and created partnerships with the U.S. Army, NASA, Missile and Space Intelligence Center, Missile Defense Agency, and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, among many others.