For immediate release: 02/17/2011 | NR-11-02-05

Girls to explore science and math careers at annual 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815,

At last year's conference, students teamed up to
build a robot during the EYH workshop,"Look Out! 
We're surrounded by LEGORobotics." The students
are, from left:  Alexa Chavarria, Megan Fairbanks,
Megan Korhummel and Alexandria Orr.

The 32nd annual Tri-Valley Expanding your Horizons in Math and Science Conference returns on Saturday, Feb. 26, to the Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus at 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m.

The daylong event is held for young women, grades 6-9, from Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol school districts to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science.

This year's theme, "Learn -- Explore -- Experience -- Dream" will feature Courtney LeBoeuf, an environmental attorney who will talk about her love of science and nature and her career path and experience.

At the conference, girls will participate in hands-on workshops, a special group activity and a career fair and science expo. 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 one-half hour workshop led by Diablo Valley College on college planning, academic requirements and financial aid.

More information on the conference can be found on the Web or contact the EYH Hotline or call 925-422-2453. Local organizations or businesses interested in donating or participating can e-mail.

The conference is coordinated by Diablo Valley College San Ramon, Lawrence Livermore National Security, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Association of University Women.

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