Expanding Your Horizons
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 19, 2016

Schreiner University
Kerrville, Texas

Check-in:   9:00am - 9:30am
Conclusion end time:  4:15pm
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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.


Do your part in conserving our most precious natural resource by building your own water filter.

Astronomer: The Milky Way and More - Exploring space and creating your own Nebula!
Exploring the night sky is just a “point and click” away

Cell Biologist: Designers! – Sculpting Edible DNA
Make DNA, sculptures from candy!

Chemistry: Out of This World Slime!
Is it Liquid or Solid? Make your own ooey, gooey slime!

Chemist: Gummy Bears Go Boom
What goes on in a chemical reaction and why things go “boom”

Computer Scientist: It’s Fractastic!
Use fractals and computers to create fantastic art

Engineering: Get Ready to Rumble – Battle Bots!
Learn how to build a simple battle bot and rumble!

Engineering: Just Bridge it! – Make bridges out of newspaper!
Test your engineering skill

Environmental Scientist: Keep it Green!
Learn how to make environmentally friendly products

Chemistry: Bubble Bubble
Formation of bubbles with household items

Forensic Scientist: Who dunnit? – Fingerprints and Forensics
Analyze the tell-tale evidence left behind in a crime scene

Fun with Math games: All About Angles
The math and art of Japanese paper folding

Physiology: The Ins and Outs of the Human Lungs
Investigating how the human lungs function

Physics: Marble Mania!
Will your marble make it to the end?

Physical Fitness: Let’s get Physical! Moving towards a fit you!
Learn how the body moves and make fitness a healthy part of your everyday life!

Psychology: More than Man’s Best Friend
How dogs help with therapy

Nursing Lab: Let’s Get Aid-ucated!
Learn what to do in an emergency

Nutritionist: Nummy in my Tummy
What should you really be eating?

Fly Lab: Muscle Mess up
Does a bad muscle make your fly lose the race?

8th GRADE LABS.....

Aquaculture: AquaFUNics
Learn about farming aquatic organisms and plants through aquaponics

Dissection: Quail and Questions?  
Learn how dissecting a Quail can answer environmental questions

Photography: Picture Perfect, Develop This!
Learn what’s developing in the photo lab.

Advanced Robotics: Recycling and Robotics
Building robots from soda cans

2016 Cost:   $25 (includes lunch, T-shirt, materials, and speakers)


Online Registration is available here

Online Registration Deadline:
  November 11, 2016

Registration By Mail:   Print this form and mail with your check to the address shown below.

Late Registration:   Available in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballrooms on the day of the event only from 9:00am-9:45am.  Please print the registration form and bring it with you to the event. 

Registrations will be handled first come, first served.

Scholarships, on a need basis, are available for the cost of registration. Please contact your school office for a waiver form.

2016 SCHEDULE:  See registration form for schedule & details


Parking & Drop-off/Pick-up:    Wm. Logan Library area   [ campus map]

Simultaneous Parent Session:   Parents 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 10:15 am to noon.

Conclusion: The conference will conclude by 4:15pm. Please pick up your child at that time.

If you choose to mail your payment.....

Please make checks payable to "Expanding Your Horizons" and mail to:

Schreiner University
CMB 6241
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, Texas 78028

For more information, please email us at expandingyourhorizon@schreiner.edu

Sponsored by the AAUW and Schreiner University

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