EYH Diablo Valley College

EYH Diablo Valley College

May 3, 2014

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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About the conference

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference specially designed for middle school girls. Our mission is to inspire girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Our conference will be full of enjoyable hands-on activities led by real women who have real STEM jobs. They’ll tell you what it’s like to work in STEM and they’ll help you try out activities in their fields. There will be many different workshops to choose from. In addition to workshops, there will be a Career Treasure Hunt with prizes and hands on activities!

Conference Goals:
•To increase the interest of young women in science, technology, engineering and math through positive, hands-on and fun experiences
•To foster awareness of career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math
•To provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who work in careers involving science, technology, engineering and math.

Find out more about the National Expanding Your Horizons Organization by going to the National EYH Website and watch a video of girls enjoying an EYH event.

Conference location

Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Sample student workshops

Animal Burrow Design Challenge:
What kind of animal engineer are you? Can you make a "burrow" as dynamic as an underground animal? Join Lindsay Wildlife Museum and learn about underground animals and test your skills and creativity as you build your own marble maze. Meet a live burrowing animal and see what other creatures live down below.

Time Title Leader
9:30 am J. Girls Just Want to have Sun Neda Othman
9:30 am F. Citizen Science NOW - Astronomy! Karen Castle
9:30 am D. Blending Art and Science Segal Boaz
9:30 am C. Antibiotic Treasure Hunt Laura McDowell
9:30 am A. 3D Printing with Animals Tatjana Polyakova
9:30 am I. Girls Hammer it Out Julia Cohen
9:30 am B. Animal Burrow Design Challenge Allie Sherman

Sample adult workshops

Financial aid planning starts early to ensure that your child's career goals can be achieved. Meet with DVC financial aid advisors to learn about the many ways to pay for your students college education.

Time Title Leader
9:30 am Financial Aid
11:00 am Looking Ahead to College...a Workshop for Parents