This year’s Expand Your Horizon’s conference will be held at University of San Diego, CA on Saturday March 2, 2013. This year’s theme is “Science Olympics”.
We are in need of day of mentors and also 1 mentor-coordinator. The mentor-coordinator will work with the EYH Steering Committee to oversee and coordinate the mentors on the day of the event.
If you are you interested in coming back as a mentor, as a mentor-coordinator, are new to EYH or you would like to recommend others, please fill out the registration form located at:
Registration opens November 1st, 2012.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis so sign up today!
Our mission is to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Through Expanding Your Horizon (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goals is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.
The EYH Network’s programs are based on the following assumptions:
1. In order to increase the participation of women in STEM careers, there must be an increase in the pool of qualified women.
2. Intervention strategies can increase the participation of girls in STEM by nurturing their enjoyment and confidence in these fields, by providing STEM career role models, by connecting math and science courses to career opportunities, and by actively encouraging girls to persevere in math and science coursework and other STEM activities.
3. Many of the most effective interventions begin when girls are in middle school.
Currently, EYH conferences for girls are held in 31 states and in Europe and Asia.
The EYH Network is a membership organization of STEM professionals, other educators, parents, community leaders, and government and corporate representatives. Financial support comes from membership dues and from donations and grants made by corporations, foundations and government agencies.
The EYH Network began in 1974 as the Math/Science Network, an informal group of women scientists and educators in the San Francisco Bay Area who were concerned about low female participation in math courses. On a volunteer basis, members of the group began planning coordinated efforts to strengthen their individual programs and to offer mutual support.