Expanding Your Horizons conference focuses on science and math options for young women

Aug. 28, 2008

Expanding Your Horizons conference focuses on science and math options for young women

The 16th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons conference returns Saturday, Oct. 4, to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, beginning at 8:15 a.m.

The popular daylong conference introduces young women in grades 6–12 to a variety of challenging careers and will encourage their interest in mathematics and science. More than 400 participants from Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy and Ripon are expected to attend this year.

Since its inception, thousands of young San Joaquin County women have participated in this annual event, many of them more than once. Some past attendees have gone on to exciting careers in math, science and engineering and now return to volunteer their time to help motivate others.

This year, participants will attend two hands-on workshops and interact with scientists and engineers who often have an impact on the choices these students make about their future.

During the workshops, the girls will explore exciting topics, such as DNA manipulation, the invisible power of electricity, ubiquitous electronics, computer building and rebuilding, rocket engineering, chemistry and nuclear power. In addition, there will be a career fair, and mentors will be on hand to discuss careers paths, share interesting displays and conduct demonstrations.

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering co-sponsor the EYH conference.

The conference hours are 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For information, go to http://sjeyh.org

Volunteers are needed. Click on the Volunteers link or send an e-mail to sjeyh [at] pacific.edu ( ) .

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( https://www.llnl.gov ) is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.