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.
Free download of a book meant to
inspire young students to pursue
careers in technology
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballrooms
On the Schreiner University Campus
Conference: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Check-in: 9:00am - 9:45am
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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: Starry Starry Night
Exploring the night sky is just a “point and click” away
Cell Biologist: DNA Divas
Make edible DNA, and extract DNA from strawberries
Chemical Engineering: Silly Putty Bounces
Make your own silly putty in a chemistry lab
Chemist: Gummy Bears Go Boom
What goes on in a chemical reaction and why things go “boom”
Computer Scientist: Computer Generated Art
Use fractals and computers to create fantastic pictures
Doctor and Technicians: Mystery Diagnosis
Work to unravel the puzzle of illnesses and ailments
Engineering: Rockets, Up ,Up, and Away
Learn how to build a rocket
Environmental Scientist: Going Green
Learn how to make environmentally friendly cleaners and cosmetics
Food Scientist: I Scream for Ice Cream
Learn the behind the scenes science of this sweet dessert favorite
Forensic Scientist: CSI
Analyze the tell-tale evidence left behind in a crime scene
Fun with Math games
Test your skill in Math!
Pharmacist: Pills and Prescriptions
Look at the ins and outs of becoming a pharmacist
Learn what’s developing in the photo lab
Physical Fitness: Fitness is Fundamental
Learn how to make fitness a healthy part of your everyday life!
Veterinarian: What is bugging your pets?
Investigate and look at different parasites
8TH GRADE LABS ...
Which fly will win the race? Watch flies climb a cylinder.
Molecular Biologist: Advanced CSI
Gel electrophoresis helps us solve the mystery.
Engineering: Newspaper Bridge
Know Your Strength
What’s inside a starfish? A squid? Cut into one and see.
Cost: $20 (includes lunch, T-shirt, materials, and speakers)
Online Registration: Now available here until midnight on November 18, 2014
Note: If you register online you will have the option to pay online via PayPal. Or, you may send your check via U.S. mail to the address shown below.
Registration By Mail: Print the 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 to cover the cost of registration. Please contact your school office for a waiver form.
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 4:30pm. 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:
Dr. Diana Comuzzie
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, Texas 78028
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the AAUW and Schreiner University