NDSU Expanding Your Horizons Conference this Saturday April 12th
Posted on Apr, 11 2014
FARGO, ND (April 11th, 2014) – This year is the 35th Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) program in the Fargo Moorhead area. The conference kicks off at North Dakota State University on April 12th with 47 workshops held at various locations throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. Over 300 girls in grades 7-9 will explore STEM career fields and experience hands-on activities that include working with animals, building robotics with legos, exploring astronomy, creating a rocket, and more. The sessions are led by mentors who are experienced in STEM related fields with the goal to motivate young girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.
Currently, Expanding Your Horizons conferences for girls are held in 31 states and in Europe and Asia. The EYH Network began in 1974 as the Math/Science Network, an informal group of women scientists and educators in the San Francisco Bay Area who were concerned about low female participation in math courses. On a volunteer basis, members of the group began planning coordinated efforts to strengthen their individual programs and to offer mutual support. In the 34 years Expanding Your Horizons has been brought to the Fargo community, it has impacted over 23,781 youth. NDSU Distance and Continuing Education coordinates the conference annually as a regional effort with collaboration from numerous community partners.