UAH hosts ninth annual Girls' Science and Engineering Day


A member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Female 4-Way Jump Team parachutes onto the Shelby Science Center lawn.

Michael Mercier | UAH

The imaginations of young girls will soar as The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) hosts the ninth annual award-winning Girls' Science and Engineering Day event on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Female 4-Way Jump Team will parachute onto the Shelby Science Center lawn on Saturday, Nov. 5 to open the 2016 Girls Science and Engineering Day. Each girl attends a schedule of four workshops, one from each (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics STEM) discipline. Lunch is included. The annual event is sponsored by the UAH Women's Leadership Council.

Madison County girls in the third through fifth grades interested in STEM subjects will take center stage as they conduct experiments and enjoy other activities such as DNA extractions, robotics and missile simulators.

"The great success of Girls Science and Engineering Day is possible due to strong support from the UAH community, the AMRDEC, our corporate partners, and a large network of volunteers, many of whom are UAH alumni. We greatly appreciate their support as we strive together to develop tomorrow's diverse and technologically literate workforce," said April Harris, Associate Vice President, UAH Advancement.

Approximately 400 girls will attend the event this year. The cost for the half-day program is $20 for each girl and includes all workshop materials, and a snack. Register online at by Friday, Oct. 28. The event will be held at the Shelby Center for Science and Technology on the UAH campus.

"This year's sponsors are PPG Industries, Crestwood Medical Center, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin." If you would like to volunteer for this fun day go to



April Harris