Birmingham Public Library expands after-school STEM program for teens

Thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will be able to purchase laptops, software, tools, safety equipment and fund stipends for Teens Engineer BHM, an after-school robotics program.

Teens Engineer BHM at Birmingham Public Library learning STEM disciplines.
Dr. Abidin Yildirim, Director of Outreach and STEM Coordinator for the UAB School
of Engineering (left) working with college mentors and local teens on a structured STEM activity at the Central Library, via Birmingham Public Library

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Check out the technology behind UAB Medicine’s new $6.8M clinical laboratory

Ever wonder what happens to that vial of blood that is taken at your doctor’s office?   UAB employees were once analyzing up to 5,000 vials of blood each night of the week.  But, the testing process has just gotten a huge technology infusion from UAB.

UAB Medicine recently welcomed their new automated hospital laboratory.

A robot arm lifts tubes to another rack. Photo courtesy of UAB.

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