Avenues of Scientific Discovery

Making science approachable for middle & high school students.

Avenues of Scientific Discovery

Saturday, April 2, 2022
A. Glenn Hill Center at NDSU
8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

The North Dakota State University Office of Teaching and Learning’s Avenues of Scientific Discovery conference (formerly Expanding Your Horizons) is a one-day conference for middle and high school students focused on cultivating an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year’s Avenues of Scientific Discovery will be on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the A. Glenn Hill Center at NDSU. Workshop sessions will be held throughout the day for two tracks: 7th-9th grades and 10th-12th grades, and will feature NDSU faculty, staff, and graduate students sharing their knowledge with up to 300 regional students.


This is a general schedule for the event. School Districts bringing large groups of students will be assigned a time block that may vary slightly from this schedule.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Check-in

9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. – Welcome, announcements, & release to morning workshops

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. – Two morning workshops

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Lunch (provided)

12:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Two afternoon workshops

3:40 p.m. – Student pick up



Sponsor Avenues of Scientific Discovery

We are still accepting sponsorships for the 2022 event. Thank you to our 2022 sponsors for making this event FREE for up to 300 middle and high school students! 

To continue making an impact on the middle and high school students of our region, Avenues of Scientific Discovery (formerly Expanding Your Horizons) needs your support. This conference is a prime opportunity to develop interest in the career field your organization works in.  There are no minimum sponsorship requirements for this conference.  Companies and organizations can provide a monetary donation in any amount they are comfortable with or donate door prizes for the students who attend. All sponsors are recognized on marketing materials, including the website, conference packets, and on-site signage.

What do sponsorships pay for? Sponsorships help keep our registration costs minimal so that more students can participate in this event and go toward covering registration fees for those who apply for a scholarship, as well as cover meal costs.




Registration is now open for the 2022 Avenues of Scientific Discovery conference.

Please encourage your students to use the schedule to make first, second, and third choice selections for each of the four session blocks. When rooms fill up to capacity, students will need to find another session to attend. 

Lunch will be provided for all students, chaperones, and drivers on campus at a dining center. There are options for those with dietary restrictions. 

This year your students' registration fee is paid for by our generous sponsors. Participation is limited to 300 students.


Do your students need volunteer hours? Volunteers are needed for Avenues of Scientific Discovery, a conference for middle and high school students.  Volunteers can assist with a variety of tasks including helping with workshops, participant registration, and helping students navigate campus. The event takes place Saturday, April 2nd from 8:30-3:30 in the AG Hill STEM building on NDSU’s campus.  

Volunteers will receive free lunch at the dining center, coffee break snacks, and a t-shirt. Please complete the form at this link if you are able to help for some or all of the day:

Event Contacts

Amy Tichy  //  Graduate Assistant  //  701-231-9712

Holly DeVries  //  Graduate Assistant  //  701-231-7015

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