Who – 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls (sorry, no parents allowed!)
What – A day of fun science and engineering activities
When – Saturday May 2nd, 2015  
Where – UAB Nursing Building Room 1028 (see map below)


8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 - 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 10:30 AM Workshop #1
10:30 - 12:00 PM    Workshop #2
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM Workshop #3
2:30 - 2:45 PM Closing Remarks
2:45 PM Participant Pick-Up

Workshops from Last Year:

In 2014, all girls attended 3 workshops, including one in the health sciences, one in engineering or technology, and one in the applied sciences! This year's workshops will be grouped similarly. Past examples are listed below:

-Forensic Science
-Reptilian Biology
-Heart dissection and pathology
-Transportation Engineering
-Biomedical Engineering
-Computer Science
-Medical suturing
-Bottle Rocket building
-Veterinary Medicine

Drop-off, Pick-up, and Parking:

GSED 2015 will once again be held in the UAB Nursing Building, room 1028 (auditorium). The Nursing Building is located at 1701 University Blvd (8th Ave South) between 16th and 18th Street South, right by the pedestrian bridge over University Blvd. Check-in is from 8:00 to 8:30 am.  Parents can either park and bring their daughter to check in, or they can drop their daughter off with GSED volunteers at the corner of 9th Avenue South and 17th Street South (behind the Nursing Building). The volunteers will take the girls to the Nursing Building from there so you do not have to park. Pick up is at 2:45 pm, and all parents must park and come to the Nursing Building to pick up their child. This is for the girls' safety. The nursing building can be accessed through the front doors on University Blvd or through the side doors on the second level, near the pedestrain bridge and outdoor patio area. Please refer to the parking map below which has parking lots colored light blue and the nursing building colored pink.  Parking options are as follows:

  1. Any parking lot labeled "LOT 15" at UAB or lot 7D. You may park in any available space, and you will not be ticketed. You may also park in the 16th street parking deck. 
  2. The 9th Avenue parking deck is a short walk to the Nursing Building. There is a small fee to park in this lot ($2 if you park less than 1 hour).
  3. Street parking is free on the weekends, and spots may be available on 9th Avenue South, 17th Street South, and 18th Street South.
updated map