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Girls Learning and Applying Math and Science (GLAMS)

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).

What is GLAMS?

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 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. To accommodate the dynamic current institutional policy, this program may be switched to virtual delivery if required.

GLAMS participants

Event Details


The Engineering GLAMS (Girls Learning and Applying 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. 


Girls in their 6th, 7th or 8th grade year in the spring of this academic year should apply *event capped at 100 participants, first come first served*. This program considers all applicants. African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native and or First Generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.


GLAMS will take place from 9:30am to 2:30pm on Friday, March 31, 2023.


This event is currently scheduled to be hosted on the Norman OU campus on the 2nd floor of the Rawl Engineering Practice Facility (REPF), which is located at 850 South Jenkins Avenue, Norman, OK 73019. [Registrants will be notified via email if policy requires a change to virtual delivery.]

Group drop-offs can unload in the "pullout" area on the WEST side of the Sarkeys Energy Center (also on Jenkins, across the street from the REPF) or on Felgar (the road to the south of REPF). Busses must park at the Loyd Noble Center. Bus drivers can be picked up and brought to the event location. Individual vehicle parking permits are available upon request *limited* and should be requested in advance to allow time for mailing. Availability of parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.


$10 per participant (email if this fee causes hardship)


Registration is now closed – please check back in the Fall.

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