Release Date: Feb. 23, 2011
ASU to Host Young Women’s STEM Conference
For the third consecutive year, Angelo State University will host a day-long Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, Feb. 26, in various math and science labs and the Houston Harte University Center on the ASU campus.
The conference is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and will feature 20 fun, educational and motivational workshops conducted by ASU faculty and student volunteers. Attendees will each pick four workshops to attend and will also be treated to luncheon, during which they will interact with a panel of professional women from various STEM field. The panelists will include ASU alumni Meagan Saldua, Kristen Peterson and Alexis Duarte-Valverde as well as professional engineers Megan Keen and Jennifer Ward.
Parents and teachers accompanying the students to the conference will be treated to instructional seminars on cyberbullying and ASU admissions and financial aid, a planetarium show and a geology workshop.
Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. The welcoming ceremony will be at 9 a.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center, then the students will move to the various ASU labs for the first set of workshops. The luncheon will begin at noon followed by two more rounds of workshops and a 4 p.m. science demonstration and custom EYH Laser Light Show.
The conference is sponsored by the ASU College of Sciences and College of Nursing and Allied Health in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and with monetary support from Ethicon Inc.
For more information on the ASU conference, go online to www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/Angelo/. More information on the national Expanding Your Horizons program is available at www.expandingyourhorizons.org/.