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Register Now for 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

on February 13, 2013 - 7:39am
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  • Explore the wonders of science, math
Los Alamos National Laboaratory is partnering with the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering, Los Alamos Women in Science, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the LANL Foundation, Santa Fe Institute and Flow Science Inc., in Santa Fe, on EYH to increase awareness of, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and careers.
 
The Santa Fe City Council also is a co-sponsor.
 
Up to 300 students from middle and high schools in Northern New Mexico will explore the wonders of science and math through hands-on experiments and presentations at the 34th annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference (link to nmnwse.org/lawis/eyh/attendees.shtml.)
 
When: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 2
Where: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Marcy Street, Santa Fe.
 
Value of EYH
 
"Science outreach has always been important to me," said Jan Frigo of LANL's Space Data Systems group, chair of this year's EYH. "Expanding Your Horizons participants participate in hands-on workshops, browse a career fair and interact with many female role models in STEM careers."
 
"Feedback is that our students come away with a new appreciation for the importance of science and math in everything they do," said EYH committee member Georgia Pedicini of LANL's High Performance Computer Systems group. "Teachers and parents also tell us that many of them begin to consider science and math careers as a result of their participation in EYH."
 
Early registration (link to nmnwse.org/lawis/eyh/registration.shtml) for this year's conference ends Friday (Feb. 15), but additional registrations will be accepted up to Feb. 25 as space is available. Walk-in registrations may be taken on the day of the event, but contact the registrar first by writing to eyh-registrar@lanl.gov by email.
 
Deputy Laboratory Director Beth Sellers and Santa Fe City Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger will make welcoming and opening remarks.
 
Attendees will then take part in workshops such as:
 
• Minerals in Makeup
• Robotics: Designing patterns with mobile robots and robo races
• Extracting DNA
• Hydrogen fuel cells
• Scientific problem solving
• Animals that live in water
• Ooey Gooey Polymers
• Molecular Gastronomy: Fun with Food
• Ask the astrophysicist
• Ocean density currents and ice
• Aviation and aerospace.
 
Numerous businesses also are providing additional support for the conference.
 
Questions? Write to eyh13@lanl.gov by email or go to the EYH web page at nmnwse.org/lawis/eyh/attendees.shtml.

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