EYH Albuquerque

EYH Albuquerque

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is food provided?
A small snack and lunch will be provided.

2. Is there a registration fee?
Yes, $15 for students. No charge for adults.

You may request a scholarship. Please contact Rochelle Larson at abqeyh@gmail.com or 505-243-3200.

3. What happens if I have to cancel my registration?
If you find out that your daughter/student can no longer make the conference after applying, please contact Rochelle at abqeyh@gmail.com or (505) 243-3200 and let us know that your daughter/student can no longer attend. This is very important as a wait list is expected.

4. Why is there a need for special conferences just for girls?
The 2000 Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development (CAWMSET) stated, "Today's U.S. economy depends more than ever on the talents of skilled, high-tech workers. To sustain America's preeminence we must take drastic steps to change the way we develop our workforce. An increasingly large proportion of the workforce consists of women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities- groups not well represented in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields." Furthermore, our whole nation profits when women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.

5. What type of workshops are held?
Each EYH conference features hands-on activities. These are the "bread and butter" of every Expanding Your Horizons event. At EYH conferences girls participate in fun and challenging hands-on math, science and engineering activities led by women mathematicians, scientists and engineers.

Through these important hands-on workshops, young women learn that studying math and science can be fun! They participate in fun experiments and learn about the importance of studying as much math as possible in high school. By using local volunteers to lead workshops, girls meet with mathematicians, engineers and scientists who live and work in their own communities, who serve as role models at the conference, and who may serve as possible mentors in the future.

6. When does registration open?
Conference and workshop registration will be open from January 1st - January 29th. Space is limited and the conference fills up quickly. We encourage you to register early.

7. How do I register my daughter(s) for the conference?
The preferred method of registration is online via the Conference Registration link on the EYH home page.

Confirmation will be sent to you, either via e-mail if you pre-registered online or via the U.S. mail, providing instructions for using the Internet to submit your workshop requests. If you do not have Internet access, your workshops will be assigned.

Note: Please be advised that students registering online will have a distinct advantage in getting their preferred workshops.

8. Can boys also attend?
Yes! Boys are welcome. Please keep in mind that the majority of the participants will be girls.