NEW YORK - The Columbia women's basketball team hosted the UAI of Math and Science for Girls and Girls, Inc., for a youth clinic on April 28. The Lions took time out of their preparations for finals in order to run the middle school students through various basketball drills at Levien Gymnasium.

The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women is designed to encourage and foster the achievement of young women in math, science, and technology.

The UAI implements college-preparatory curriculum that uses interdisciplinary, inquiry-based models of learning that actively engage all students in both their advanced work in math, science, and technology a well as their other classes. Young women in the program have mentors, internships, and access to college level classes at partnership universities.