Expanding Your Horizons
in Science and Mathematics™
A day planned for girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the Hill Country area
to explore math and science as high school and college study possibilities.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas
9:00am - 4:00pm
To challenge each girl, the day is filled with: Small classes talking about specific careers, such as veterinary medicine, animal research, stream ecology, occupational therapy, genetics, nurse practitioner, massage therapy, physical therapy and engineering, with a local woman who works in that field. Labs to provide hands-on time in areas such as cell biology, chemistry, forensic science, and computer science.
This year we will have new intensive labs for 8th graders only.
Aerospace Engineering: Rocket Science
Make your own rocket powered by a chemical explosion
Chemical Engineering: Silly Putty Bounces
Make your own silly putty in a chemistry lab
Computer Scientist: Computer Generated Art
Use fractals and computer to create fantastic pictures
Civil Engineer: Marble Roller Coaster
Turn your marbles loose on your own original roller coaster
Forensic Scientist: CSI
Analyze the tell-tale evidence left behind in a crime scene
Cell Biologist: DNA Divas
Make edible DNA, and extract DNA from strawberries
Chemist: Gummy Bears Go Boom
Learn what goes on in a chemical reaction and why things go “boom”
Graphic Designer: Designing Women
Use Photoshop to design something cool
Environmental Scientist: Clean and Green
Do your part in saving our planet by learning how to make environmentally friendly cleaners
Astronomer: Starry Starry Night
Exploring the night sky is just a “point and click” away
Food Scientist: I Scream for Ice Cream
Learn the behind the scenes science of this sweet dessert favorite
Doctor: Mystery Diagnosis
Work to unravel the puzzle of illnesses and ailments
Physical Therapist: Fitness is Fundamental
Learn how to make fitness and a healthy lifestyle part of your everyday life!
Pharmacist: Beauty and the Chemist
Look at the chemistry used to make every day beauty products.
Mechanical Engineer: Robotics
Transform common household items into a robot.
Aquatic Biologist: Splish Splash
Let’s submerge ourselves in the aquatic world.
8TH GRADE LABS (One session after lunch)
What’s inside a starfish? A squid? Cut into one and see
Lab Technician: Photography
Learn what’s developing in the lab
Molecular Biologist: Advanced CSI
Gel electrophoresis helps us solve the mystery.
$12 per student (includes lunch, materials, and morning speakers)
Note: After you register via the link below, you will have the option to pay online via PayPal or mail your check.
Registration: Online Registration ~or~ print & mail
Registrations will be handled first-come, first-served.
Deadline to register online: November 9, 2012 at Noon
For late registrations, please print the registration form and bring it with you to the event.
Late registration is available on site only the day of the conference.
are encouraged to support their daughters as they attend this conference. Special discussion sessions for parents will be available during the morning. Planned topics will include recommended high school course choices to enhance college opportunities, college financing, and other parenting issues important to you as your daughter begins to consider career options. The parent session is free and is from 10:00 am to noon.
Parking: Wm. Logan Library area [campus map]
Drop-off & Pick-up: At the Library parking area.
Conclusion: The conference will conclude by 4:00pm. Please pick up your child at that time. Scholarships, on a need basis, are available to cover the cost of registration. Please contact your school office for a waiver form.
Scholarships, on a need basis, are available to cover the cost of registration. Please contact your school office for a waiver form.
Check-in for Late Registration will be from 9:00-9:45am at the Cailloux Campus Activity Center
Make checks payable to "Expanding Your Horizons" and mail to:
Dr. Diana Comuzzie
Schreiner University, CMB 6241, 2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, Texas 78028
For more information, please contact Dr. Comuzzie.
Sponsored by the AAUW and Schreiner University