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 professors, scientists, and students from UAB and our surrounding community. All girls will participate in three different exciting workshops throughout the day.  

The last GSED was held on May 11, 2019 at the UAB Hill Student Center and was a great success!  

REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. Please check this website again in early Fall 2019 for information about our next event. If you have any questions about GSED, please email us at girlsinscienceday@gmail.com

Here are some of our awesome 2019 workshops: 

     Chemistry      Environmental Engineering     Neuroscience 

        Rehabilitation Robotics      Oil and Gas      Forensics
 Electrical Engineering      Reptilian biology  Virtual Simulation in Medicine    



Reach Out To Us: 

Check out the rest of the Girls in Science and Engineering Day website for information about this event! You can find photos from past years and other cool info on our FACEBOOK page!

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

Interested in volunteering or have any special skills (videography, photography)?
Please email girlsinscienceday@gmail.com

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!

The current leadership team includes Emma Schmidt, Zoe Penko, Sameera Grandhi, Kayla Marshall, Mariam Massoud, Natasha Wright, and Sahila Sarjana.These women along with the many event volunteers are passionate about STEM and grateful for the mentorships that they have had as students and/or engineering and science professionals. Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku serves as the event director. 

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