More than 150 girls expected at first UofL STEM+H event

More than 150 girls expected at first UofL STEM+H event

School of Medicine co-hosts event to interest girls in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health careers
More than 150 girls expected at first UofL STEM+H event

An attendee at the E-Expo 2018, the forerunner of the Girls Rule STEM+H Summit 2019.

To demonstrate the kinds of careers available to women in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM+H) fields, the University of Louisville is hosting its first Girls Rule STEM+H Summit event, Saturday, April 6.

More than 150 girls and young women ages 8-18 are registered to attend the 9 a.m.-2 p.m. event at the Belknap Academic Building. While the 3rd to 12th-grade students participate in hands-on workshops and activities, accompanying adults will be offered information sessions on how to prepare for higher education and careers in STEM+H.

Among the workshops, all taught by UofL students and faculty, will be robotics, medicine and genetics.

While UofL has hosted STEM introductory events for girls in past years, 2019 marks the first year health education and careers will be included. The event is co-sponsored by the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the School of Medicine and the UofL Army ROTC program.

 “We are delighted to once again open our doors and show girls and women the variety of careers in these exciting areas,” said Emmanuel G. Collins, dean of the Speed School. “These careers of the future need more women and under-represented minorities and we hope to inspire by example.”

A short informational video can be found here.

For further information, contact Kari Donahue, 502-852-6279, kari.donahue@louisville.edu.