Huntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University will recognize the best and brightest in science-related disciplines when it holds its 7th annual STEM Day program Friday, April 12, in Arthur J. Bond Hall (Engineering) from 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. STEM is the widely-used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The event will begin with a welcome from AAMU Provost Daniel K. Wims and a statement on the occasion by 2013 STEM co-chair Malinda W. Gilmore. Dr. Willie E. May, associate director for laboratory programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will deliver the keynote address. Poster viewing and judging will proceed from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
During the 12:30 p.m. lunch session, a panel discussion will be held on the topic “STEM, STEAM, and STEMAH.” Panelist will include Dr. Jeanette Jones, professor of biology and director of the Biomedical, Behavioral and Environmental Health Center; Dr. Chance Glenn, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences; and Dr. Lloyd Walker, interim dean/1890 research director, College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences.
STEM Day especially benefits research, education, public health/health science and the surrounding business communities, as well as north Alabama-area high schools. AAMU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with their mentors/advisors, will present posters on various research and senior design projects in STEM disciplines ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food and animal sciences and forestry.
The closing ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Dr. Elica M. Moss serves as chair of STEM Day 2013. For more information about STEM 2013 at Alabama A&M University, contact Dr. Moss at (256) 372-8219.
- Jerome Saintjones
Caption: Scene from STEM Day 2012