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The Kummer Center for STEM Education is recruiting faculty to host STEM workshops, female staff or student volunteers and departmental donations for the 21st Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. The conference will be held Friday, Sept. 23, at Missouri S&T.
EYH helps seventh- and eighth-grade girls learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields, while providing them access to S&T facilities and inspirational students, faculty and staff. The EYH event brings 500 students to campus.
The Kummer Center for STEM Education seeks 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 in length on the topic of the presenter’s choice. A hands-on activity is recommended.
Each workshop will have 12-18 students per session and will be conducted two times, at 10:10-11 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.-noon. All volunteers are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch.
The STEM Center needs all workshop confirmations by Friday, Aug. 26, for planning purposes. Workshops can qualify for grant requirements of community and education outreach.
Female faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to volunteer to help the student groups navigate the campus. Guiding a group is a great way to contribute to the students’ experience while on campus. The hours are 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and lunch is provided for all volunteers. Sign up to volunteer as a guide by Friday, Sept. 9.
Lastly, departmental donations are respectfully requested as part of EYH’s closing ceremonies. Random door prizes will be given out to participating students, who come from across Missouri. S&T apparel, departmental promotional items, gift cards and even tech gadgets are greatly appreciated.
For more information or to volunteer and donate items, please contact Michelle Pipes, student support specialist for the Kummer STEM Education Center, at email@example.com. You may also contact the Kummer STEM Education Center at 573-341-6204.