EYH SLCC 2015

EYH SLCC 2015



Date:
March 7, 2015

Time:
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Place:
Salt Lake Community College South City Campus 1575 South State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Phone number:
801-957-4824

About the conference



Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls 6th through 10th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the conference, girls will get a chance to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Lisa Gentile

Since July of 2013, Lisa has been the Dean of Arts & Sciences at Westminster College. From 1998-2013, she was a faculty member at primarily undergraduate institutions. In this time she served as Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences, Director of Academic Advising, Director of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Award, and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Richmond. Among other things, she is passionate about the liberal arts, interdisciplinary approaches to education, a focus on high impact learning practices, issues of diversity and inclusion, and forming and maintaining communities.
Lisa has always been fascinated trying to figure out how things work. Her love of science blossomed in high school when she took her first chemistry course. The teacher she had pushed her, while at the same time supporting her growth and development. It is because of this that Lisa’s summer research groups have always included high school students and teachers as well as undergraduates. In addition, Lisa has done many outreach activities that have brought chemistry experimentation to communities where this hasn’t been possible.
Lisa attended Colgate University as an undergraduate where she majored in chemistry and was a collegiate swimmer. She completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Brown University and did postdoctoral work in biophysics, supported as a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Resources for Girls:

Engineer Girl: http://www.engineergirl.org/

Girl Start:
http://www.girlstart.org/

Girl Scouts Utah:
http://www.gsutah.org

REGISTRATION OPENS ON JANUARY 6, 2015
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT.

SCHEDULE

7:30am - 8:15 ------ Registration

8:20am - 8:50am ------ Welcome and Key Note Address

9:10am - 10:10am ------ Workshops: Session One

10:20am- 11:20am ------ Workshops: Session Two

11:30am -12:30pm ------ Workshops: Session Three

12:30- 1:15 --------- Lunch

1:15 - 1:30 --------- Door prizes and acknowledgements

1:15 - 1:30 -------- Parents pick up students



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


Salt Lake Community College South City Campus 1575 South State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84105


A student requesting accommodations is instructed to contact Kathy Hurd, Conference Coordinator, at 801.897.6819 (cell) or by e-mail at Kathleen.hurd@slcc.edu one week prior to the day of event, March 8.

Please note that all sample sessions listed below are offered during all three sessions scheduled for the event.

All --- Art and Science of Folds --- Martha Arndt

All --- Ice It, Shake it, Its Ice Cream ---Lynnette Padilla

All --- Fun with Fingerprints and Forensics --- Alexis Nelson

All --- Picture This! --- Whitney King-Hyans

All --- The Chemistry of Beauty Products ---Jennifer Hershman

All --- Planetology --- Mercedes Roberts

All --- The World's Best Treat Factor --- Vivian Ngan-Winward



Adults requesting accommodations are instructed to contact Kathy Hurd, Event Coorinator, at 801.897.6819 (cell) one week prior to the day of the event, March 8.

9:10-10:10 ----- Paying for your scientist- Utah Scholars ----- Christie Fox

9:10-10:10 ----- Utah Futures Website ----- Kristi Becknell

9:10-10:10 ----- The Face of Your Child's Future ----- Diana Bevan

10:20-11;20 ----- Paying for your scientist ----- Christie Fox

10:20-11:20 ----- Utah Future's Website ----- Kristi Becknell

10:20-11:20 ----- The Face of Your Child's Future ----- Diana Bevan

11:30 - 12:30 ----- Parenting a STEM Student: Panel Discussion ----- L Gentile



Keynote speaker


Lisa Gentile

Since July of 2013, Lisa has been the Dean of Arts & Sciences at Westminster College. From 1998-2013, she was a faculty member at primarily undergraduate institutions. In this time she served as Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences, Director of Academic Advising, Director of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Award, and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Richmond. Among other things, she is passionate about the liberal arts, interdisciplinary approaches to education, a focus on high impact learning practices, issues of diversity and inclusion, and forming and maintaining communities.
Lisa has always been fascinated trying to figure out how things work. Her love of science blossomed in high school when she took her first chemistry course. The teacher she had pushed her, while at the same time supporting her growth and development. It is because of this that Lisa’s summer research groups have always included high school students and teachers as well as undergraduates. In addition, Lisa has done many outreach activities that have brought chemistry experimentation to communities where this hasn’t been possible.
Lisa attended Colgate University as an undergraduate where she majored in chemistry and was a collegiate swimmer. She completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Brown University and did postdoctoral work in biophysics, supported as a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.