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Every year UAB hosts Girls in Science & Engineering Day (GSED) and the university invites girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade from around the metro-Birmingham area to participate in a day filled with fun activities in science & engineering. This year the event was held Saturday, May 2nd and the MPAD Center was invited to host one of the engineering workshops. The day involves 3 workshops that are an hour and a half each and the groups rotate to different locations for each workshop. The workshop at the MPAD Center was comprehensive of Materials Engineering because each group was able to do activities in both the Composites Lab and the Metal Casting Lab that demonstrate and teach about different materials and basic concepts in each concentration of Materials Engineering.  


Many thanks to Dr. Uday Vaidya, Dr. Charlie Monroe (and his family), Bareera Saeed, Kristin Hardin, Alejandra Constante, and Hicham Ghossein for volunteering their time to make our workshop a success! For more information about GSED, please visit the UAB website -- Girls in Science & Engineering Day.