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:
801-957-4781

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!

PLEASE CONSIDER THE EYH EVENT AT UTAH VALLY UNIVERSITY AS AN OPTION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 801-863-8498.

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

EVENT SCHEDULE

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

8:20am - 8:55am ------ 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

12:40- 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


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
9:10 am AQUARIUMS: Not just for Fish! Ashley Kerbs
9:10 am Quick and Killer Websites Trina C Williams
9:10 am Dance, Dance Evolution Shari Mann
9:10 am Ice It, Shake It, It's Ice Cream Lynnette Padilla
9:10 am Light it Up! Heather Paulsen
9:10 am Mathmuscians: Learn about the math involved in making music! Danielle Divis
9:10 am The DNA in U Ashely Wiltsie


Sample adult workshops

Time Title Leader
9:10 am Utah Futures: A College and Career Readiness Website Dawn Stevenson
10:20 am Free College/Career Training and STEM Counseling Lillian Tsosie-Jensen
11:30 am Parent Panel with STEM Women: Overcoming the Mary Jane Keleher, PhD


Keynote speaker