1.Is there a registration fee?
Yes. There is a small registration fee to cover expenses. Our fee for the 2021 conference is $5. If this fee is an obstacle to attend please Please email email@example.com to submit a scholarship application, available under the Registration tab, and we will contact you if their are available scholarships.
2.What happens if I have to cancel my registration?
If you find out that your student can no longer make the conference after applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that your daughter/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 10 days before the event.
3.Why is there a need for special conferences just for girls?
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.
4.What type of workshops are held?
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, young women 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.
5.When does registration open?
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.
6.How do I register my daughter(s) for the conference?
The preferred method of registration is through our Eventbrite page. If you are a parent or guardian, you can fill in all of your students's information and pay securely on their website. If you have any questions or issues, or would like to register a group of 5 or more girls to attend, or pay for a student who you are not the parent or legal guardian of, please email us at email@example.com
7.What if we cannot afford the registration fee?
Thanks to our generous corporate sponsors we do offer limited scholarships for students who are affiliated with some of our partner organizations or would otherwise be unable to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a scholarship application, available on the Registration tab, and we will contact you if their are available scholarships.
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