Each EYH conference features hands-on activities. These are the "bread and butter" of every Expanding Your Horizons event. At EYH conferences girls participate in fun and challenging hands-on math, science and engineering activities led by women mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Through these important hands-on workshops, girls learn that studying math and science can be fun! They participate in fun experiments and learn about the importance of studying as much math as possible in high school. By using local volunteers to lead workshops, girls meet with mathematicians, engineers and scientists who live and work in their own communities, who serve as role models at the conference, and who may serve as possible mentors in the future.
Yes we do charge a small registration fee to cover expenses. Our fee for the 2022 conference is $20, but there is an early registration discount for everyone who registers before October 14th. If this fee is an obstacle to attend please fill out the waiver request form linked at the bottom of this page. You will receive a follow-up email if you have been issued a waiver. Email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Not at all! Parents and guardians drop off their student during check-in, typically 8:30-9am, and then come back for pick-up by 3pm. We have limited space so we try to maximize how many students can attend and we also are required to collect paperwork and supply training for all adults interacting with students. If you are concerned about leaving your student for any reason please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you to find a good solution for your student!
We do provide snacks, beverages, and lunch at our in person workshops. If your student has food allergies we do ask that you pack them a lunch though to guarantee they have something safe to eat.
If you find out that your student can no longer make the conference after applying, please contact email@example.com and let us know that your student can no longer attend. We are unable to supply refunds for the registration fee 30 days out from the workshop. Registrations can be transferred to another student, but requests must be submitted at least one week before the event.
Registration usually opens 30-60 days ahead of the conference, depending on the size of the event. We will announce when registration opens via email and on our social media sites ahead of time. Note that space is limited and the conference fills up quickly. We encourage you to register early.
The 2000 Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development (CAWMSET) stated, "Today's U.S. economy depends more than ever on the talents of skilled, high-tech workers. To sustain America's preeminence we must take drastic steps to change the way we develop our workforce. An increasingly large proportion of the workforce consists of women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities- groups not well represented in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields." Furthermore, our whole nation profits when women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
Expanding Your Horizons North Florida wants to make sure every student with an interest in STEM has the opportunity to engage with the material at our workshop and so we offer a limited number of waivers for the workshop's registration fee to those who need it.
*Girls refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).
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