Thursday, April 30, 2015

[434] Registration underway for Sept. 26 math-science event for girls at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — Registration already is underway for the 19th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math in Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their place.

Expanding Your Horizons, or EYH, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on campus. The registration fee is $18. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Aug. 25, or when maximum capacity has been reached. Scholarship assistance is available.

To register, go to and click on “Registration.” A link for the parent or guardian release form is included on the registration page.

Expanding Your Horizons is a hands-on math and science event to help girls consider careers in these fields as well as engineering and technology. EYH gives girls opportunities to talk with women in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and attend this type of conference with other girls.

Up to 275 middle school girls and up to 75 high school girls are welcome to attend the event.

Kathy Green, executive aide in the Department of Chemistry, and fellow dog trainer Krista Wade of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, will be one of two keynote presenters. Dogs will be a part of their presentation. A keynote for the high school girls will be announced later.

Judith Iriarte-Gross, a chemistry professor and director of the MTSU WISTEM (Women in STEM) Center and EYH, coordinates the student, faculty and industry volunteers needed to run the event.

EYH sponsors include the American Association of University Women (Murfreesboro branch), MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences, the EYH Network, Girls Raised in Tennessee Science (GRITS) Collaborative Project, MTSU, Nashville section of the American Chemical Society, Nissan North America, Schneider Electric, Southern Automotive Women’s Forum, Office of the University Provost and the MTSU Women in STEM Center.

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