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Registration opens Jan. 26 for Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at] llnl.gov, (925) 424-4715

The 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.

Registration for the conference opens Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. for Tri-Valley students, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. for all students outside of the Tri-Valley area. Registration is limited to the first 300 students. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 12.

The annual daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-9, to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to provide opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are actively engaged in STEM-related careers. This year’s theme is "#ilooklikeanengineer."

At the conference, girls will participate in two hands-on workshops, a special group activity, eat lunch with the presenters (provided) and attend a career fair/science expo.

For more information on the conference and to register online, go to the EYH website. Call the EYH Hotline at 925-422-2453 or tveyh [at] llnl.gov (email) with questions. Local organizations or businesses interested in donating or participating may tveyh [at] llnl.gov (email).

For parents, a workshop is available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on college planning, UC and CSU academic requirements, transferring from a community college to a four-year university and financial aid. Registration is required along with a $20 non-refundable registration fee. Lunch will be provided. Parents may register online or by mailing in the registration form.

The conference is sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories/California, Las Positas College and the American Association of University Women.