Media advisory: Expanding Your Horizons Conference to highlight science and math careers

Oct. 2, 2012

Media advisory: Expanding Your Horizons Conference to highlight science and math careers

Linda A Lucchetti, lucchetti1@llnl.gov, 925-422-5815

WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering will co-sponsor the 20th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. See the EYH Website.

WHAT: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers and will encourage their interest in mathematics and science.

This year, more than 500 participants will attend three hands-on workshops and interact with scientists and engineers who often have an impact on the choices these students make about their future.

Keynote speaker, Elizabeth Ponder, a scientist and global health professional, will discuss her work with BIO Ventures for Global Health, a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the development of novel biotechnology-based drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to address the unmet medical needs of the developing world.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: University of the Pacific in Stockton

Tags: EYH