“Black Girls Do Science” at Iowa!

Black Girls Do ScienceThis just in about an all day program for minority girls interested in science at The University of Iowa:

“Do you have or know of any young children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? Saturday April 13th, 2013 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm in the Seamans Center the University of Iowa Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has collaborated with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Minority Association for Pre Med Students (MAPS) and National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) to create a 1-Day Program called Black Girls Do Science.

This program aims to introduce Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) careers to 4th-8th grade African-American girls as well as other minority girls. By targeting minority girls, we are hoping to introduce Pre-Med/Pre-Pharm, Engineering/Technology, and Math Workshops led by minority women of the University of Iowa students and professionals to show that Black Girls DO in fact Do Science.

All are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NSBE UI President at”, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) | Engineering Student Services

And it looks like I got scooped by the Belin-Blank Center, College of Education at The University of Iowa, Black Girls Do Science | belinblank

Other links of interest:


Notable black female scientists and innovators – Under the Microscope


Author: Jim Amos

Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.