UAH sponsors fifth annual Girls' Science and Engineering Day

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (October 21, 2013) - The imaginations of young girls will soar as The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) hosts the fifth annual award-winning Girls' Science and Engineering Day event on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Approximately 400 girls will attend the annual event. 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, Nov. 8. The event is from 9 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., at the Shelby Center for Science and Technology on the UAH campus. The event is sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council.

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

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Lauren Bacall

Corporate sponsors for include DynCorp International, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, and Crestwood Medical Center. Workshop presenters include Boeing, Raytheon, Crestwood Medical Center, HudsonAlpha, U.S. Army, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Wavelink, Inc, Coosa River Science School, Therapy Partners, UAH Graduate and Undergraduate students, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Chemical Society, Atmospheric Science, CSPAR and Biology.

Earlier this year, The University of Alabama in Huntsville Women's Leadership Council was the recipient of the 2013 Civic/Community STEM Award. Additionally, Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville City Council presented the Women's Leadership Council with a Resolution of Appreciation for the establishment and success of Girls Science and Engineering Day.

Organizers are seeking volunteers for this year's event. If you would like to volunteer to help, please visit

For more information, contact:
Joyce Anderson-Maples
(256) 824.2101