EYH Notre Dame

EYH Notre Dame

Frequently Asked Questions



1. Is food provided?
Yes, a breakfast snack (granola bar) and drink will be provided. Lunch will also be provided and includes a sandwich, chips, cookie, fruit and choice of drink (water, juice).


2. Is there a registration fee?
Yes. There is a small registration fee to cover a portion of the expenses. The student fee is $10 and the adult fee is $10. We thank our sponsors for the ability to help keep registration costs low.


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 EYHnotredame@gmail.com and let us know that your daughter/student can no longer attend.

*Please note, there are no refunds.


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 career women.

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?
Conference and workshop registration is now closed. Please check back next January for registration for EYH 2015. 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 online?
The preferred method of registration is online via the Conference Registration link on the "Registration" section of this website. The registration fee is $10 per student.

First, you need to fill out and submit the online registration form where you can rank workshop categories in order of preference. Your daughter will be assigned three workshops based on those preferences, with priority given to those who register earlier. She will receive her schedule with assigned workshops at check-in on the day of the conference.

Second, you need to print, fill out, sign, and send the Release Form (downloadable in the "Registration" section of this website) along with the $10 registration fee (checks made payable to: Notre Dame Expanding Your Horizons) to:

Notre Dame EYH
c/o Samantha Atkins
224B Multi-Disciplinary Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5637

Note: Workshops are assigned on a first come/first served basis. Workshops will not be assigned until payment is received.


8. How do I register my daughter(s) for the conference by mail?
First, you must complete the Registration Form (downloadable in the "Registration" section of this website) where you can rank workshop categories in order of preference. Your daughter will be assigned three workshops based on those preferences, with priority given to those who register earlier. She will receive her schedule with assigned workshops at check-in on the day of the conference.

Second, you must complete and sign the Release Form (downloadable in the "Registration" section of this website)

Third, you must send both forms, along with the $10 registration fee (checks made payable to: Notre Dame Expanding Your Horizons) to:

Notre Dame EYH
c/o Samantha Atkins
224B Multi-Disciplinary Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5637

Note: Workshops are assigned on a first come/first served basis. Workshops will not be assigned until payment is received.


9. What if we cannot afford the registration fee?
Scholarships are available. Please e-mail eyhnotredame@gmail.com for scholarship information.


10. When is the deadline for registration?
Registration forms, release forms, and $10 registration fees must be received by:

March 22, 2014 for groups

March 29, 2014 for individuals


11. Can I reserve spots for my school group?
Yes, please contact Samantha Atkins at EYHNotreDame@gmail.com


12. What grade levels are eligible to attend?
Girls in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are eligible to attend EYH Notre Dame.


13. Who should I contact if I have questions?
Contact Samantha: 219-730-8670 or EYHnotredame@gmail.com