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A participant in Women in Science and Engineering Day at UAH examines the internal workings of a venture featured as a part of the robotics STEM workshop.

Michael Mercier | UAH

Following a four-year absence, Women in Science and Engineering Day returned on April 2, 2022, at The College of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), part of the College of Alabama System. This well-liked program brings collectively rising third by way of fifth grade women from throughout North Alabama for science, math, engineering and expertise actions.

UAH Interim President Chuck Karr welcomed the group and inspired them to dream huge and to work arduous to attain their targets. 200 registrants rotated by way of 4 completely different STEM workshops in teams of 11 to 14 women. These workshops have been organized and led by college school, native trade volunteers and UAH campus scholar teams.

Workshop subjects featured the breadth of STEM fields and included propulsion and the rules of flight, robotics, extraction of DNA, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, utilizing a wind tunnel to reveal flight, programming, cybersecurity and extra.

Lisa Bates, Senior Principal Engineer, Methods Engineering at Raytheon Applied sciences, spoke with the individuals at snack time about her personal journey in skilled STEM. The women took residence baggage of goodies donated by Lockheed Martin, Grey Analytics, Boeing, Talon Engineers, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Jacobs and Girls in Protection.

The planning committee is already engaged on subsequent yr’s occasions which is able to embrace a fall occasion for rising third and fourth grade women and a spring occasion for rising fifth and sixth graders. If you want to be concerned, please attain out to gsed_planning@uah.edu.

This occasion was made potential by the monetary help of Raytheon Applied sciences, Grey Analytics, Thompson Grey, Northrop Grumman and the Tennessee Valley chapter of Girls in Protection.




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