Jan. 26, 2015
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Registration opens Jan. 27 for Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference

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

Registration opens Tuesday, Jan. 27, for the 37th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Registration is limited to the first 300 students. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 13.

The annual daylong event is held for girls in grades 6-9 to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This year’s theme is "A Window Into Your Future." At the conference, girls will participate in hands-on workshops, a special group activity and a career fair. The conference also provides opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are actively engaged in STEM-related careers.

For more information on the conference and to register online, go to the Web. 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 send email to tveyh [at] llnl.gov (subject: eyh) (tveyh[at]llnl[dot]gov).

For parents, a workshop is available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on college planning, University of California and California State University academic requirements, financial aid and transferring from a community college to a four-year university. Registration is required along with a $20 non-refundable registration fee. 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.