Expanding Your Horizons 2015 - Science Workshop for 6-8th Grade Girls

April 18, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Sustainability Courtyard (check in)

Expanding Your Horizons - Hawaii will take place on Saturday April 18th, 2015 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 9:00-3:30 pm. Girls 6-8th grade are invited to participate. The event is FREE and girls will have the choice of three hands-on workshops in different disciplines. This year we have doubled the number or workshops to 22 with topics such as Botany, Meteorology, Ocean Science, Marine Biology, Astronomy, Architecture, Chemistry, Math and More!

Get ready for an exciting new event for young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math! Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics (EYH) are conferences created to promote and foster interest for young women in the areas of science and math. The conferences are held with the hopes that young women who attend will be encouraged to consider careers in these disciplines. The first EYH conference occurred in 1976 at Mills College in Oakland California. Since that first event hundreds of thousands of young women and thousands of parents have participated in EYH events. The goals of the conference include:

1) To provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive women role models who are active in math and science related careers;

2) To involve young women with limited opportunities for success in positive experiences in mathematics and science;

3) To increase the interest of young women in math and science by providing exciting and fun hands-on learning experiences;

4) To encourage young women to study as much math and science as possible by showing them the benefits of eduction and its relevance to their lives;

5) To foster awareness of career opportunities in science and math related careers.

You can find relevant information at http://eyhhawaii.org, https://www.facebook.com/eyhhawaii on Facebook and Twitter (@EYH_Hawaii)! Registration is now open and can be reached through the http://eyhhawaii.org website or https://www.eyhreg.org/registration.php?cid=13635

For more information contact the Chair and Organizer Dr. Jennifer Griswold via email (smalljen@hawaii.edu) or by phone 808-956-3636.

Ticket Information
Free event - Registration required

Event Sponsor
Atmospheric Sciences Department, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Jennifer Griswold, (808) 956-3636, smalljen@hawaii.edu, http://eyhhawaii.org

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