DynCorp International’s DynAviation Group supported Girls’ Science and Engineering Day, which took place November 16, 2013, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Shelby Center for Science and Technology.
DI team members flew in a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter for the event’s exhibit section that attendees could go inside, explore and learn about from DynAviation experts.
Girls’ Science and Engineering Day
Girls’ Science and Engineering Day is an annual event held by the University of Alabama in Huntsville Women’s Leadership Council for female students in the third through fifth grades. Attendees browse through an exhibit area then attend four, 40-minute workshops on a variety of topics including living things, space and rockets, doctors and nurses, stars and planets, experiments, and robots.
The event was established in 2009 to stimulate young female students’ interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) in response to the stated goals of the three area public schools systems, the U.S. Army and NASA. The program supports the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s mission to encourage an adequately prepared pool of future students, especially women.
Nearly 500 girls attend the event each year, run by volunteers including university students. Proceeds from the event allow girls from all parts of the local community to have the opportunity to participate. Each year Girls, Inc., the Huntsville Public Schools, school guidance counselors, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters offer scholarships to those who could not otherwise attend.
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