Clanton GEMS make presentation at UAB

Published 11:06 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A group of girls from Clanton Intermediate School recently presented their math and science project to Exxon-Mobile officials at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science), a project sponsored by UAB, utilized a series of teacher workshops to develop math and science projects geared toward girls in the classroom. In December, 100 girls from across the state were chosen to present their projects in an exhibition in Birmingham.

CIS students Anna Smith, Madison Price, Allie Lightsey and their sponsor Tammy Price exhibited the GEMS project to the company officials. UAB is hoping Exxon will donate a total of $600,000 to the GEMS project next year.

The girls had a personal escort all day who also took the girls out for lunch and then took them on a tour of the Civil Rights Museum.

Price said the presentation went great and that the girls did a fantastic job.

In December, the students performed so well received that UAB President Carol Garrison asked the Clanton group to present GEMS to Exxon-Mobile on Thursday, Feb. 12 and talk about their experience with the program.