EYH 2012

Wenatchee Valley College hosts “Expanding Your Horizons” conference May 12

Wenatchee Valley College is inviting girls in grades six through nine to the Wenatchee campus on Saturday, May 12, for its Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. This event features workshops led by local professional women and WVC faculty and staff members who have made careers in math, science and technology-related fields.

The conference will begin in Van Tassell Center with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. Registration is recommended prior to the May 4 deadline as workshops are limited to 15 students each. The $10 registration fee covers all conference materials and lunch. Students must register for the event online and mail the registration fee to WVC.

“We want to show young girls that the class choices they make in school today can have real impact on their future and careers,” said Richard Logan, WVC chemistry faculty member. “Of course, we’re going to have a lot of fun in the process,” he added.

The conference will offer seven workshops choices to give girls a first-hand view science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers such as:

  • The Automation Station - Automate the universe
  • The Wild Side - The natural world is a fascinating place
  • What’s Eating Our Trees? The Life of a Bug Lady
  • Modeling with Math

The individual workshops will be followed by an exciting session with guest speaker, Nancy Warner. Her career has centered on building relationships needed to conserve natural environmental systems and species.

For more information and to register, visit www.wvc.edu/expandingyourhorizons.asp or call Marcy Schley, EYH coordinator, at 509.682.6610.

EYH is a national career awareness program that encourages girls to continue studying math and science through high school and into college, as well as to evoke their interest in the career fields involving STEM disciplines.