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UC Berkeley to Host Interactive Science + Math Program for Middle School Girls

January 12, 2012

Is your middle school daughter interested in science, technology, engineering or math? If so, there is a terrific local opportunity to further that interest being held on the UC Berkeley campus in early March. “Expanding Your Horizons” (EYH) is a national non-profit program created to motivate women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Over 26,000 young women participate in Expanding Your Horizons events every year, with UC Berkeley hosting an event for the first time this year.

“I speak on behalf of the whole Expanding Your Horizons – Berkeley team in saying how excited we are about hosting girls at U.C. Berkeley this year!! There are so many women who have been working very hard the last few months to make this event come together, and I have no doubt it will be an amazing day. Don’t miss out, sign up before February 20th!” – Madeline Girard, PhD student – Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management – UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s Expanding Your Horizons event will be held on Saturday March 3, 2012 (8:30am – 3:00pm). The registration fee is only $15 and registering early is recommended. More information and online registration is available here.

Expanding Your Horizons events are interactive and encourage participation with multiple hands-on workshops. UC Berkeley’s Expanding Your Horizons  schedule:

  • 8:30 AM  Registration
  • 9:00 AM  Keynote Speaker
  • 9:45 AM  Hands-on Workshop 1
  • 11:00 AM  Break/Snack
  • 11:15 AM  Hands-on Workshop 2
  • 12:30 PM  Lunch
  • 1:15 PM  Hands-on Workshop 3
  • 2:30 PM  Closing Session & Raffle

During the day long event, participants will hear from UC Berkeley professors, graduate students and industry professionals covering biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and other STEM-related fields. The event includes fun, hands-on activities. Parents are recommended to register their child early as this event is expected to be very popular. The conference is actively seeking students, professors and professionals to volunteer at the conference and lead workshops. To volunteer please email berkeleyEYH2012@gmail.com. Online registration is available here.

Below is a video produced by the Expanding Your Horizons organization (which is headquartered locally at Mills College) about the program:

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