UK Happenings

Girl Scouts: Friday Is Last Chance To Register for GEMS Workshops

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2011) — As many as 250 Girl Scouts will spend a day on the University of Kentucky campus Saturday, Nov. 12, attending hands-on workshops that will introduce them to a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.

The Seventh Annual "Girls in Engineering, Math and Science" event (GEMS) is a collaboration between the UK College of Engineering and the Girl Scouts. The event is intended for girls from grades 4-12. Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts are eligible to participate. Troops must register by Nov. 4. The cost is $9 per girl and $5 per adult. 

GEMS is sponsored by the UK College of Engineering, Kentucky American Water and Time-Warner Cable. For more information or to register a troop, please contact Vicki Cooper at

This year's workshop lineup includes: 

  • Lego Mindstorm Robotic Workshop
  • Nursing — Oh the Things You Do
  • What's In the Water? (Kentucky American Water)
  • Physics Petting Zoo
  • How Sweet It Is: The Chemistry of Cooking
  • Shrinky Dinks Make You Think
  • Snap Circuits
  • Alice in Programming Land
  • Killer Asteroids
  • Examining Mammals
  • See What the Sun Can Do: Solar-Powered Cars
  • There is a Tool for That: Power Tools
  • Get into Shapes: An Intro to Polyhedra
  • Warming Up to Worms
  • Catch a Thief
  • Is Pharmacy in Your Future?
  • From River to Tap
  • Satellite and Space Station Design: New NASA Space Lab

MEDIA CONTACT:  Keith Hautala, (859) 323-2396;