For immediate release: 10/02/2012 | NR-12-10-01

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

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (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 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

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions to our nation's most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.