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 are excited to participate in afterschool SciGirls programs around Albuquerque at local middle schools. Joceyln Gomez—the new 2017 SciGirls Instructor at Van Buren Middle School—initially reached out to our team about the afterschool program, typically occurring on Thursdays from 3:15PM to 4:35PM. We begin by discussing our roles as scientific researchers and transition into an engineering activity such as assembling 3D-printed prosthetic hands (created at our very own UNM Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Biomaterials Laboratory).

Feel free to peruse the photographs below to see the results of science, fun, and hands-on learning.

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December 2017: Jackson Middle School

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November 2017: Van Buren Middle School

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April 2017: Van Buren Middle School

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