Conference helps girls to 'Build a Better Future'

It was a fun-filled day this past Saturday for more than 300 girls, in grades 6 to 9, when they attended the Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference on the Los Positas College campus. The annual event is geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science.

This year's theme was "Building a Better Future." At the conference, girls participated in hands-on workshops, special group activities and a career fair.

The conference also provides the students with opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are actively engaged in math and science-related careers.

The conference was coordinated by volunteers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories/California, Las Positas College and the Association of University Women.

For more information on the conference, go to the Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons website. To view more photos from this year's conference, visit our Pinterest board.