Wichita State University will host a conference next month to encourage middle-school girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Expanding Your Horizons conference, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Campus Activities Center Theater at WSU, is the first in Wichita, university officials said in a news release. Expanding Your Horizons is a national program that gives girls a chance to meet role models in science disciplines and engage in hands-on activities.
Registration is limited to 100 participants and will be processed first-come, first served through Oct. 15. The registration fee is $12 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded at the event, including scholarships to science-related summer camps.
While girls participate in workshops such as “Robot Basketball,” “DNA in a Bottle” and “Pet Rescue 911” at the conference, their parents can attend sessions on financing college, ACT test prep, and the process of applying to college.
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For more information about the Expanding Your Horizons conference or to register, visit www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/wichita, or call Moriah Beck at 316-978-5476.