Department of Physics

Center for Community Outreach Development (CORD)

The primary focus of the Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) is on advancing K-12 science education in the area and throughout the state and nation. CORD is particularly interested in developing programs that will decrease the regional, racial and gender disparity in science, math and engineering, by early engagement of students in science and the development of their competitiveness for the best college science and math programs.

CORD offers grade K-12 students and teachers from all areas in-depth, hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences both during the school year and in our more intense summer programs. Students experience these programs at their Birmingham area schools, at CORD’s GENEius and LabWorks classrooms at the McWane Science Center and in CORD’s laboratory classrooms at UAB.

For more information, visit the UAB CORD website.