Registration now open for the annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

(Download Image) Students at last year's Expanding Your Horizons Conference participate in a science workshop.
Registration is now open for the 36th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference to be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 14. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m.

The daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-9, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in math and science.

This year's theme is "Building a Better Future." At the conference, girls will participate in hands-on workshops, a special group activity and a career fair. The conference also provides young women opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are actively engaged in math- and science-related careers.

For parents, there is a two-and-a-half hour workshop on college planning, academic requirements, financial aid and transferring to a four-year university. Registration is required. Parents may register online or by mailing in the registration form.

For more information on the conference and to register on-line, go to the EYH Web. Email tveyh [at] (tveyh[at]llnl[dot]gov) or call 925-422-2453 for questions. Local organizations or businesses interested in donating or participating may contact EYH by tveyh [at] (email).

The conference is coordinated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories/California, Las Positas College and the American Association of University Women.