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STEM role models, sponsors needed for MSU conference

January 9, 2017 -- MSU News Service


Girls in the 2015 Expanding Your Horizons program work on building a bridge in a workshop hosted by MSU's Society of Women Engineers chapter. Photo courtesy of MSU Extended University.   High-Res available

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BOZEMAN – Organizers of a conference at Montana State University are seeking female professionals who can offer workshops and serve as role models for junior high-aged girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

The annual conference, Expanding Your Horizons, takes place Saturday, April 22, on the MSU campus. The event is designed to expose young women to exciting STEM careers and encourage them to pursue STEM courses in high school and college.

More than 200 girls from throughout Montana will participate in engaging STEM activities ranging from robots to fossils to personal finance.

Volunteers who would like to share their expertise and enthusiasm on a STEM topic will develop a 40-minute workshop and hands-on activity. Training is offered for new presenters.

Businesses and organizations that are interested in financial or in-kind sponsorships are also encouraged to participate.

EYH is a national program that, since 1992, is hosted locally by MSU’s Extended University outreach program.

The deadline for applying to be a presenter is Jan. 22.

Volunteers should contact Nicole Soll with MSU Extended University at (406) 994-6633 or Nicole.soll1@montana.edu or visit http://eu.montana.edu/ContinuingEd/youth/ or http://bit.ly/MSUEYH.

Contact: Nicole Soll, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6633 or Nicole.soll1@montana.edu