Our mission: Inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue
opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Through Expanding Your Horizon (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on
activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goals is to motivate girls to become
innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.
The EYH Network’s programs are based on the following assumptions:
1. In order to increase the participation of women in STEM careers, there must be an increase in
the pool of qualified women.
2. Intervention strategies can increase the participation of girls in STEM by nurturing their
enjoyment and confidence in these fields, by providing STEM career role models, by connecting math
and science courses to career opportunities, and by actively encouraging girls to persevere in math
and science coursework and other STEM activities.
3. Many of the most effective interventions begin when girls are in middle school.
Currently, EYH conferences for girls are held in 31 states and in Europe and Asia.
The EYH Network is a membership organization of STEM professionals, other educators, parents,
community leaders, and government and corporate representatives. Financial support comes from
membership dues and from donations and grants made by corporations, foundations and government
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.