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Date: October 27, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM
Place: Naval Postgraduate School 1 University Circle Monterey, CA 93943
Phone number: 831-656-3567
About the conference
About the conference
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a hands-on conference for girls in grades 5-10. This day-long event includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the conference, young women meet female STEM role models and learn more about careers in STEM fields. Because this program is at the Naval Postgraduate School, some of the workshops will focus on cool Navy careers including careers like Oceanography, Marine biology and Cryptology.
Recently the Golf Channel featured some great news coverage about our event. Check it out!
When you register to attend the EYH conference, you can choose up to three workshop sessions that sound interesting to you. You'll be assigned to attend two sessions and we'll try to give you your top choices.
Read the workshop descriptions. Choose the workshops that most interest you. Feel free to select the same workshops as your friends or decide with your friends that you will attend different workshops; then tell each other about your unique experiences after the conference!
Be prepared to be active!!! You'll do some listening, but mostly you'll be engaged in some really fun hands-on activities including robotics, forensics, animal husbandry, marine biology, boat-building, underwater exploration, aeronautics, computer science and energy.
Here's the schedule for the day...
8:15 am Registration & Snack
9:00 am Opening Session - Welcome to NPS
---------- 102 Glasgow Hall ---------
********* Keynote speaker *********
Ann Wasser, Marine and Coastal Ecologist
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
10:00 am Workshop 1 - Glasgow Hall
11:30 am Lunch and Career Fair
~~~~~Herrmann Hall basement~~~~~
El Prado Dining Room & La Novia Room
1:15 pm Workshop 2 - Glasgow Hall
2:45 pm Closing Session - 102 Glasgow
Thanks to Chevron, and our other sponsors, there is NO cost to attend the conference - it's totally FREE!!
Last November more than 130 young women attended the first EYH Monterey. In 2012 there will be openings for 250 to participate. Even with the additional openings, WORKSHOPS FILL UP QUICKLY, so SIGN UP EARLY!!
The online registration for workshops is on a first come basis.
Most workshops are limited to 25 girls.
IMPORTANT: ALL STUDENT RELEASE FORMS (SRF) MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5PM OCT.15 (NO EXCEPTIONS) - THE COMPLETED FORM IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO THE NPS CAMPUS. THE SRF CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE 'REGISTRATION' PAGE. IT CAN BE FAXED TO:831-656-3238 OR SCANNED AND EMAILED TO DANICKLE@NPS.EDU
Tell your TEACHERS about SEA PERCH!!
There is a training workshop for up to 20 teachers who want to learn how to build and operate a cool underwater robotic vehicle called a SeaPerch. Each teacher gets a SeaPerch kit for their classroom too - so make sure you tell your teachers about this great opportunity!!
For additional information or with questions please contact conference coordinator Dr. David Nickles (email@example.com)
NOTE: For admittance to NPS, all persons must be on a gate access list. Because NPS is a secure Navy facility as well as a University, every adult driving through the gate must be ready to present a valid photo ID and vehicle registration/auto insurance as required by the State of California. HOWEVER, our EYH volunteers will be on hand starting at 8:00 am to facilitate this access process in the simplest way possible. 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.
Naval Postgraduate School 1 University Circle Monterey, CA 93943