EYH Las Cruces

EYH Las Cruces

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is food provided?
Snacks and lunch will be provided.

2. Is there a registration fee?
Yes. There is a small registration fee. The student fee is $5. We thank our sponsors and workshop volunteers for the allowing us to keep this cost so low. If you select to pay via credit card and/or PayPal, the full charge will be $5.50, to cover the processing fees.

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 raenac (AT) nmsu.edu and let us know that your daughter/student can no longer attend.

4. Why is there a need for special conferences just for girls?
The 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 computing, math, science and engineering activities led by women computer scientists, mathematicians, scientists and engineers.

Through these important hands-on workshops, young women learn that studying computing, 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 computer scientists, 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?
Registration opens on Monday, January 7, 2019. Space is limited and the conference fills up quickly! We encourage you to register early.

7. What if we cannot afford the registration fee?
Scholarships are available! Please request a scholarship via the online registration form and process. We are happy to provide scholarships and hope to meet the needs of every girl interested in attending.

8. Is this conference only for girls in Las Cruces?
No. This conference will be focusing on girls who are currently enrolled in 5th grade -10th grade who is within driving distance and able to arrive by 8:45 AM. We hope to reach all girls at this level who are interested in participating across the entire region, including Hatch Valley Public Schools, Gadsden Independent School Districts, Alamogordo, Deming, and W. Texas.