Join us Saturday, May 2nd for UAB's 5th annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day!

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.

  • Check back in early 2016 for details about next year's GSED!
  • GSED is free for all participants!
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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! Current event directors are Kelsey Patterson (UAB MSTP) and Ramsha Farrukh (UAB Neuroscience undergraduate). Dr. Melanie Shores from the School of Education serves as a faculty advisor for GSED.  To discuss or make your philanthropic commitment to GSED, please contact Lori E. Green, Director of Development for the School of Education.