In April, 18 Liberty Park Middle School students attended UAB’s fourth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day. This free program is a day for local sixth through eighth grade girls to participate in fun science and engineering activities.
Each girl had the choice to pick and attend three workshops in health sciences, engineering or technology and applied sciences. Workshop topics included forensic science, reptilian biology, heart dissection and pathology, transportation engineering, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, medical suturing, bottle rocket building, chemistry, veterinary medicine or genetics.
The workshops were led by women who are professors, scientists and students from UAB and the surrounding community. This program created in 2011, was designed to inspire and empower middle school girls to achieve and excel in science and engineering fields.
-Submitted by Linda Rummell