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Girls Learning and Applying Math and Science

OVERVIEW: The mission of GLAMS (Girls Learning and Applying Math and Science) Program is to introduce middle school girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to explore STEM concepts through fun, hands-on design projects led by current students in the University of Oklahoma (OU) Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy (MCEE). According to the American Society for Engineering Education (2017), middle school is an optimal time for intervention and numerous studies show that middle school outreach programs for girls can enhance interest in STEM and reduce the perceived disconnect between their own identity and STEM fields (NSF 2016).

EVENT: GLAMS is held on the OU campus and hosts approximately one hundred female students in 6th – 8th grade. During the planning phase, current engineering students in the GCoE are appointed to the GLAMS Committee to develop the four (4) theme-related STEM concepts and activities that they lead during the program (e.g., building Hermione Granger’s wand with batteries, LEDs and copper tape to demonstrate a circuit). Students also share insight about their personal journeys through STEM with the participants. Additionally, around thirty students from the GCoE and MCEE provide service as volunteers throughout the program.

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

WHAT: The Engineering GLAMS (Girls Learning to Apply Math and Science) Program is a one day introduction and exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through fun, hands-on design projects with current students. The program requires a $10 fee per student.

WHO: Girls in their 6th, 7th or 8th grade year in the spring of this academic year should apply. African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native and or First Generation students are strongly encouraged to apply; however, the program considers all applicants.

WHEN: GLAMS will take place on Friday, October 25th, 2019, 9:30am - 2:30pm. Registration will begin at 9am.

LOCATION: Engineering GLAMS will be held at our ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility (REPF) at 850 S. Jenkins Ave. in Norman 73019.

DROP OFF: We recommend dropping off your students at the west side of Sarkeys Energy Center, located on Jenkins Ave. just south of Boyd St.

PARKING: Parking is available in the parking lot of the Lloyd Noble Center 2900 S. Jenkins Ave. Please hop on one of the buses to be transported to the main campus, where we will have volunteers there to direct you to our building. For smaller vehicles, you can park in the Union Parking Garage at 900 Asp Ave. Parking passes will be provided before you exit.

GLAMS engineering group
GLAMS engineering participants