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Student Engagement Coordinator for the Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences
Expanding Your Horizons
Event Date: October 27, 2018
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a national network that was founded in 1974 by a group of female scientists and educators. It was their goal to encourage young women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. It is the goal of the EYH conferences throughout the country to do just that!
The EYH Network’s programs are developed based on the following assumptions:
- In order to increase the participation of women in mathematics, science, and engineering careers, there must be an increase in the pool of qualified women.
- In order for young women to have the option to enter mathematics, science, and engineering careers, they need to choose to take the appropriate mathematics and science courses in high school.
- Intervention strategies are needed that increase the participation of girls in mathematics by nurturing enjoyment and confidence in mathematics, by connecting the value of mathematics to career opportunities, by providing career role models, and by actively encouraging girls to persevere in mathematics coursework.
EYH workshops showcase positive female role models in STEM careers, combined with fun, hands-on activities for middle school girls. Due to the personalized nature of each girls’ schedule, we regret to inform you that we cannot accommodate walk-in registrations on the day of the event.
Each girl will participate in three hands-on workshops at the event. Upon online registration, girls get to select their two favorite trios of three workshops that they are interested in. They will be placed in one of the trios. We have a range of workshops including biology, chemistry, psychology, medical sciences, architecture, and more.
Parents and guardians may relax on our campus during the event. However, for space and safety reasons, they are not allowed to rotate with the girls to their sessions. They are also not allowed to take girls off-campus at lunch.
For additional information, please contact the EYH planning committee through email STEM@stevenson.edu or contact Michelle Schwartz via phone 443-394-9773.
If disability accommodations are needed to participate fully in this event, contact STEM@stevenson.edu as soon as possible. Please provide at least one week prior notice of your needs (though an effort will be made to fulfill last-minute requests).
This year’s EYH event is sponsored by support from Stevenson University Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences and Toyota Financial Services. Special thanks also to the American Association of University Women Baltimore Branch.
EYH Planning Committee:
Dr. Kim Pause Tucker, Lindsey Jones, and Michelle Schwartz