Welcome to the Girls in Science and Engineering Day Page! 

Girls in Science and Engineering Day (GSED), is a day for local middle school girls
(6th-8th grade) to come to UAB and participate in fun science and engineering activities
led by women who are professors, scientists, and students from UAB and our surrounding
community. All girls will participate in three different exciting workshops throughout the day.

Here are some of our awesome workshops from the past: 

Electrical engineering                              Reptilian biology               Neuroscience
Material science engineering            Heart Disection and Pathology
Chemistry         Environmental Engineering      Magnetism    Medical Suturing
        Rehabilitation Robotics          Nuclear Engineering               Forensics

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Reach Out To Us: 

Check out the rest of the Girls in Science and Engineering Day website for information about this event and our Cool Links!

Questions? Email event directors at girlsinscienceday@gmail.com.

Interested in volunteering or have any special skills (videography, photography). Email our volunteer coordinator, Shelly Nason, shnason@uab.edu

Check out photos from past years and other cool info on our FACEBOOK page!

Interested in other STEM camps? Head over to Cool Links!


History of GSED: 

Girls in Science and Engineering Day was created in 2011 as a unique event designed to inspire and empower Birmingham-area middle school girls to achieve and excel in science and engineering fields. The event was founded by UAB students Alison Barnard, DPT (class of 2012) and Farah Khan, MD (class of 2013), two friends who believe that all girls can be successful in science, math, engineering, or any subjects they desire to pursue!

Kelsey Patterson (UAB MSTPserved as the event director from 2013 to 2016. She loves all things related to science so much so that she is pursuing an MD and a PhD! Rachel Thompson has also served on the leadership in the past and is now pursuing a Masters at Clemson University. 

The current leadership team includes Ramsha Farrukh, Sameera Grandhi, Catie Scull, Shelly Nason,  and Sarah Dulson. All of these women are active passionate about STEM and grateful for the mentorships that they have had. Dr. Sisiopiku serves as the event director. 

To discuss or make your philanthropic commitment to GSED, please contact Victoria Allen, Director of Development for the School of Engineering.