Expanding Your Horizons Returns to South Puget Sound Campus
Math and science isn’t just for the boys.
Expanding Your Horizons, a conference for girls and young women in grades 6-8 designed to promote math, science and technology, is coming to South Puget Sound Community College on Saturday, March 6.
Formed in the mid-1970s, Expanding Your Horizons takes place across the U.S., with Washington State hosting 15 conferences. Since then, more than 625,000 young women have attended, learning about career possibilities in fields once thought just for boys. The conference aims to increase interest in mathematics, science and technology among young women, provide opportunities to meet women working in non-traditional fields and foster awareness of careers for women in math and science-related fields.
This year’s conference includes a wide variety of guest speakers, classes and workshops. Classes range from welding to geology to the forensic sciences and include much more. A parent workshop also is available, including information on promoting and guiding interest in science and technology, internet safety and nutrition information for parents of teen and ‘tween daughters.
The main stage speaker is Deborah Reber, Author of “In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers.” Deborah Reber arms girls with the tools to make smart decisions about their future, while inspiring them to realize their dreams. To learn more, see her Web site at www.deborahreber.com.
Registration is available online at http://register.starjumper.org. The conference is $12. The parent workshop also costs $12. Scholarships are available. The registration deadline is February 27.