Workshops, guides, donations needed for STEM girls’ conference

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On September 30, 2019

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The 20th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference for seventh- and eighth-grade girls will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at S&T. Organizers are seeking:

  • Faculty to lead STEM-themed workshops (confirmations needed by Wednesday, Oct. 2)
  • Female staff and students to volunteer as group guides for the attendees
  • Donations from departments

Expanding Your Horizons introduces seventh- and eighth-grade girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The event brings approximately 500 students to campus.

Professional and continuing education (PCE) is seeking engaging hands-on workshop activities, performed on a seventh- and eighth-grade level, that will inspire and encourage girls thinking about STEM education and careers. Each workshop will be 50 minutes and on the topic of the presenter’s choice. Hands-on activities are strongly suggested and best received. Each workshop will be conducted two times, at 10:10-11 a.m. and 11:10-noon, with 12-18 students per session. All volunteers are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch.

PCE needs workshop confirmations by Wednesday, Oct. 2, for planning purposes. The workshops can provide community and education outreach opportunities for grant requirements.

Female staff, students and community members are also encouraged to volunteer to help the student groups navigate the campus on Nov. 15. Volunteer hours are 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch is provided. Sign up to volunteer as a guide.

Departmental donations are needed for door prizes. Examples include S&T apparel, department promotional items, gift cards and techno gadgets.

For more information or to sign-up as a workshop presenter, please contact Michelle Wiginton, senior student support specialist, at or for a group guide, please visit You may also contact PCE at 341-6222.

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