EYH SLCC 2016

EYH SLCC 2016



Date:
March 5, 2016

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:
801-957-4781

About the conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016

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.

REGISTRATION OPENS ON JANUARY 4, 2016 and WILL CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 19, 2016

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT.

Contact for questions:
Kathy Hurd, Co-Chair at 801.957.4781 or
Ann Spear, Registrar at 801.957.6334

EVENT SCHEDULE

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

8:20am - 9:00am ------ Welcome and Key Note Address

9:15am - 10:15am ------ Workshops: Session One

10:25 am- 11:25am ------ Workshops: Session Two

11:40am -12:45pm ------ Workshops: Session Three

12:45- 1:30 --------- Lunch

1:15 - 1:30 --------- Closing announcements

1:30 - 2:00 -------- 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


Sample student workshops

Sample Student Workshops

A student requesting accommodation is instructed to contact Kathy Hurd, Conference Coordinator, at 801.957.4781 or by e-mail at Kathleen.hurd@slcc.edu one month prior to the day of event, March 8, 2015.

All workshops as those listed below will be offered during all three sessions scheduled for the event.

Time Title Leader
9:15 am Greetings Cards from Garbage (Technology) Marilyn Marshall
9:15 am Hotter the Fire, Stronger the Steel (Technology) Pam Livingston-Lewis
9:15 am Planets of the Universe (Science) Mercedes Roberts
9:15 am Slime-making sqeezable, squishable polymers. (Chemistry) Jenna Pike
9:15 am Water Works (Engineering) Marianna Sochanska, E.I.T.
9:15 am Designing Ways to Save Millions : Biomedical Engineering Parker Taylor
9:15 am Mystery Diagnosis (Physical Therapy) Tami Reynolds-Call MSPT


Sample adult workshops

Time Title Leader
9:15 am College 101: STEM High School Options Joleigh Honey and Sarah Young
10:25 am Dance, Dance Evolution: Science Activity for Adults Shari Mann
11:40 am Parent Panel with STEM Women: Overcoming the "STEM Stereotype Threat" JoAnne Wright, PhD., Dean Health Sciences


Keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker: Luisa Whittaker-Brooks


Luisa Whittaker-Brooks is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah focusing on solid-state chemistry and nanostructured thin film device fabrication. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and the 2013 L’Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science (FWIS) Award. ( Click here )

Her research group is driven by two of the greatest challenges of our time –energy beyond fossil fuels and low cost, environmentally-friendly electronics for daily use applications. Her work focuses on synthesizing well-defined and high-quality materials for applications in solar energy conversion, thermoelectrics, batteries, and electronics.

Recently, she was one of four female scientist awarded with the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences administered the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Chemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and her B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Panama. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University.

She has seed grants from the Utah Energy Research Triangle, the University of Utah seed program, the Government of Panama, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials Research, Science, and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Utah. Her lab includes one postdoctoral fellow, seven graduate students, four undergraduate students and three high-school students.