Expanding Your Horizons - North Florida

Expanding Your Horizons - North Florida

Frequently Asked Questions



1. Is food provided?
Yes, breakfast will consist of muffins and bagels. Juice and water will also be served. Lunch (Pizza) will be provided by the university's Dining Services. Please indicate during the registration if you require a vegetarian option.

If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please feel free to bring your own snacks and lunch as we cannot accommodate to everyone's specific dietary needs.


2. Is there a registration fee?
Yes. There is a small registration fee to cover expenses. The student fee is $20 and we have enabled a secure credit card processing link for your convenience. We thank our sponsors for the ability to do this.


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 registration@eyhnf.org 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 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?
Usually in the fall. We will announce when registration opens via email and on our Facebook site. Note that 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. The registration fee is $20 per student.

If you elect to register and pay online, first, you will need to enter your daughter's information. You will then be linked to our secure online payment option. Finally, you will need to email or send a completed release form.

If you need to pay by check, you may pre-register your daughter for the conference online, but you will not be officially registered until payment (and the signed release form) is received. It normally takes 5-7 days for your payment to be received via U.S. mail. Make your check payable to "EYH North Florida" and Mail your form and payment to:

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Attn: L. Sumegi (Expanding Your Horizons)
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 50/ Room 3400
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Confirmation will be sent to you, either via e-mail.

Note: Please be advised that students registering and paying online will have a distinct advantage in getting a guaranteed spot since seats are limited.


8. What if we cannot afford the registration fee?
Thanks to our generous corporate sponsors, such as Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and The Mayo Clinic, we do offer limited sponsorships for students who are affiliated with some of our partner organizations. Please email registration@eyhnf.org to find out if you might qualify for a sponsorship opportunity.