The Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) was established by UAB in 1998 to advance the outreach efforts of UAB in the Birmingham community. CORD's primary focus is on advancing K-12 science education in the area and throughout the state and nation. We are particularly interested in developing programs that will decrease the regional, racial and gender disparity in science, math and engineering, by early engagement of students in science and the development of their competitiveness for the best college science and math programs. These programs will build an exceptional science workforce locally and nationally; a workforce that will strengthen America’s position as the economic leader in science and technology.
CORD offers grade K-12 students and teachers from all areas in-depth, hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences both during the school year and in our more intense summer programs. Students experience these programs at their Birmingham area schools, at CORD’s GENEius and LabWorks classrooms at the McWane Science Center and in CORD’s laboratory classrooms at UAB.
CORD offices are located on the fifth floor of the Community Health Services Building 19 (CHSB19), 933 Nineteenth Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-2041; Phone (205) 934-5171; Fax (205) 934-5158; Email: email@example.com.