OU Engineering GLAMS
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 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 current institutional policy, this program will be held virtually until otherwise noted.
Registration is closed.
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.
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 from 9:00am to 11:15am on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
LOCATION: Virtual Session (Participants must have access to a ZOOM account. Due to OU security settings, the meeting link will only work if the participant is signed into a ZOOM account.)