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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: 801-957-4781
About the conference
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 with 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.
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 6, 2015
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT.
SAMPLE TENTATIVE 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
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 801.957.4781 or by e-mail at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the day of event, March 8, 2015.
All three workshops will be 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 Coordinator, at 801.957-4781 one week prior to the day of the event, March 8.
9:10-10:10 ----- Paying for your scientist- Utah Scholars ----- Christie Fox