EYH Diablo Valley College (DVC) - Rescheduled

EYH Diablo Valley College (DVC) - Rescheduled

November 4, 2017

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Rd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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About the conference

Expanding Your Horizons will return to Diablo Valley College Fall 2018. Please join our mailing list to receive the latest updates by emailing CommunityEd@dvc.edu.

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 one-day conference will be full of enjoyable hands-on activities led by women who have 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 fun workshops, there will be a catered lunch (for registered students and parents only), keynote speaker, with door prizes and hands-on activities!

Parents will not be able to accompany their child/student to the student conferences but may register for the parent workshop.

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 Rd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Sample student workshops

2018 Workshops

Time Title Leader
10:00 am Blending Art and Science Julia Willsie
10:00 am Chemistry and Art -- A Study in Blue Laura Burns
10:00 am Crime Scene Investigation Julie Jaeksch
10:00 am Don’t Give Me Applesauce!!: A Fruit Bungee Activity. Caroline Tsuyuki
10:00 am Effects of Smoking on Organs Parisa Roghani
10:00 am Engineering and the Art of the Mobile Maureen O'Neill
10:00 am Environmental Science: GIS technology and creeks in your backyard Laura Cremin

Sample adult workshops

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in workshops about STEM career opportunities for girls, how to support your daughter's desire to attend college and financial aid resources to help them get there.

Time Title Leader
10:00 am Parent Workshop Parent Workshop Leader

Keynote speaker

2018 Keynote Speaker will be announced soon!

2017 Keynote Speaker

We are proud to have Julie Derby Jaecksch as our keynote speaker for EYH 2017!

Julie is currently an instructor for “Crime Scene Investigation” @ DVC. She is a retired, crime scene investigator, for the Oakland Police Department.

Julie developed a love of school & books at an early age and became a life-long learner.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Maryland in 1982.
She began working as call-taker/dispatcher for the Montgomery County Police Department in 1983.
While working full-time, Julie went to back to school to earn a Masters in Forensic Sciences degree from The George Washington University in 1989.
She conducted a nation-wide job search to pursue her dream of a career as a Crime Scene Investigator - CSI. Julie began her career at the Oakland Police Department in 1990. She responded to crime scenes of all kinds including burglaries, assaults, robberies, and officer-involved shootings.
Julie was designated as the Primary Instructor for all OPD Basic Officer Recruit and Lateral Police Officer Academies for classes in Crime Scenes, Evidence, Fingerprinting and Crime Scene Sketching 2005-2013.
She also trained new OPD CSIs providing individualized, on-the-job training including technical skills development.
Julie retired from the Oakland PD in 2015 after 25 years of service.
She began teaching at Diablo Valley College in January of 2016. Julie believes that it is important to allow students to explore new possibilities and search for answers.
Julie also teaches CSI classes to middle-school students in the College For Kids summer program. She likes to spark the imaginations of her students and encourages them to be curious and ask lots of questions.