SciGirls of New Mexico by PBS

SciGirls is an Emmy award-winning PBS Kids television show and an interactive website and a national outreach initiative! The program engages young girls throughout the country in STEM-related pursuits, incorporating modern innovations and cutting-edge research. SciGirls is the most widely accessed girls’ STEM program available nationally, with involvement from more than 14 million girls, educators, and families. The ultimate goal is to “change how millions of girls think about STEM.” For more information about the awesome initiative, please visit their website or the particular website for SciGirls of New Mexico.

At UNM Orthopaedics, we were excited to participate in an afterschool SciGirls program right here in Albuquerque—at Van Buren Middle School! Joceyln Gomez—the new 2017 SciGirls Instructor at the middle school—reached out to our team for participation in the activity, which typically occurs on Thursdays from around 3:15PM to 4:35PM. The young girls leaned forward and laughed excitedly during Dr. Salas’s tales of current research in orthopaedics and biomechanics (with some particularly wide-eyed reactions at the video clip showing a heart surgeon perform a mock surgery). After the talk, we transitioned into a full activity on assembling 3D-printed prosthetic hands, created at our very own Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Biomaterials Laboratory.

SciGirls
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098