March 11, 2017

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Salt Lake Community College South City Campus 1575 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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About the conference

Please arrive between 7:30 and 8:00am to get your badge, schedule, and other conference materials. The keynote address begins at 8:20am.


Girls in grades 6-10 are invited to Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus (1575 S State Street) on March 11 to meet female role models from our community, experience hands-on STEM activities, and have fun!

Salt Lake Community College is an AA/EO Institution

To request an accommodation, contact Jean Bower at 801.957.6337 no later than February 10. 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 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Sample student workshops

Time Title Leader
9:10 am Chemistry: Slime, Gum & Fun Sydney Richards
9:10 am Quick and Killer Websites Trina Limpert
9:10 am Build A Better World Melissa Gaddis & Kelsey Madden
9:10 am Planets of the Universe Mercedes Roberts
9:10 am AQUARIUMS: Not just for Fish! (Science) Tabitha Broadhead
9:10 am Make It, Shake It, It's Ice Cream Lynnette Kehaulani
9:10 am Picture This! Whitney King Hyans

Sample adult workshops

Time Title Leader
9:10 am College: how to pay for it?
10:25 am Hands-on workshop for adults Sue Dintelman
11:40 am Panel Discussion: Women in STEM JoAnne Wright

Keynote speaker

2017 Keynote Speaker:
Yasmina Noubia Abdiche, PhD

Dr Abdiche recently joined Wasatch Microfluidics as their Chief Scientific Officer where she works as part of a team developing analytical instrumentation to help scientists discover medicines. Previously, Dr Abdiche worked for twelve years at a pharmaceutical company called Pfizer, where she was a Research Fellow and led a team of scientists that used state-of-the-art instruments to support the discovery of new medicines. She studied Chemistry at Oxford University in England and after obtaining her PhD in Biological Chemistry, she moved to the USA to learn more about analytical instrumentation and how it can be used in scientific research. She spent four years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she designed methods for characterizing how molecules interact with one another. Along with her coworkers at Pfizer, Dr Abdiche helped to invent several medicines that are currently being tested in patients in clinical trials for migraine, heart disease, and cancer. Dr Abdiche has published more than thirty articles in scientific journals describing her work to help educate others on how to use analytical instrumentation in their own research. She has traveled throughput the USA and to many other countries including Japan, China, Australia, Portugal, Switzerland, and France, to share her work with scientists around the world. Dr Abdiche lives in California with her two daughters and in her free time enjoys swimming, hiking, art and music.