Encourage girls to enter STEM fields

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On October 24, 2011

Missouri S&T’s annual conference for 7th and 8th grade girls, Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), attracts 500 participants to the S&T campus every year. This year’s conference will be held on Friday, Nov. 4. Guiding is a great way to contribute to the young women’s experience on campus. All faculty, staff and students, especially women, are encouraged to volunteer to be a guide. Guide volunteers will escort groups of girls to their activities around campus between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Sign up at EYH Volunteer Guide Sign Up or contact Lisa Powell at 573-341-4278 or eyh@mst.edu.

The young women will attend a keynote speech with cancer researcher Eva Vertes, see a technology light show and attend two hands-on workshops. These workshops will demonstrate that studying math and science in high school can be fun and can lead to a rewarding professional career. Women are still under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. Help these young women realize these career options are available to them if they start preparing now by taking science and math electives in upcoming years.

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