Release date: Sept. 24, 2007
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
EYH contacts: Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, 615-904-8253
Dr. Rebecca Zijlstra, 615-898-5776
Karen Claud, 615-504-8587 (high-school coordinator)
EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN MATH AND SCIENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE WILL BE OCT. 1
(MURFREESBORO) — Openings remain for girls in grades 5-8 to register online to attend the 11th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science, event director Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross said today (Sept. 24).
EYH will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at sites across the MTSU campus.
About 100 openings remain for the girls in grades 5-8 category. There is a $12 registration fee, but scholarships are available. For the first time, high-school girls will participate with a separate EYH event, Iriarte-Gross and high-school coordinator Karen Claud said. As of Sept. 24, about 20 openings remained. Their registration fee is $15.
EYH is a hands-on science and math conference, event organizers said. During the day, they will participate in hand-on activities, learn more about science and math careers from MTSU faculty and off-campus professionals and attend a conference with other girls interested in math and science.
Girls in grades 5-8 will attend three workshops. The high-school girls will attend two hands-on labs, have a mentoring lunch with women already in science and math careers and participate in a college and careers workshop. Dr. Kaylene Gebert, MTSU provost and executive vice president will be the keynote speaker.
Interested parents can attend a panel discussion about gender and pay equity led by Ayne Cantrell, president of the Murfreesboro branch of the American Association of University Women and a retired MTSU faculty member, and a hand-on science badge workshop.
To register, visit mtsu.edu/~eyh. For more information about the girls in grades 5-8 EYH, call Iriarte-Gross at 615-904-8253 or Dr. Rebecca Zijlstra at 615-898-5776. For more information about the high-school girls conference, call Claud at 615-504-8587.
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