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Registration underway for girls’ Sept. 21 ma...

Registration underway for girls’ Sept. 21 math-science event

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EYH logoRegistration is underway for girls to attend the 2013 MTSU Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conference.

The 17th annual event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, on campus.

The registration fee is $15 per person, and the deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 2.

Girls in grades five through eight can register online through http://alturl.com/ojw36.

Girls in grades nine through 12 can register online via http://alturl.com/v69yc.

The Parent/Guardian Release Form also can be completed online at http://alturl.com/c8m82.

EYH, a hands-on math and science event, helps girls investigate math and science careers, according to Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, director of both EYH and MTSU’s WISTEM, or  Women in STEM, Center.

Iriarte-Gross added that EYH gives participants opportunities to talk with women in science and math careers and attend similar conferences with other girls. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Places are available for up to 275 middle school girls and up to 75 high school girls to attend the event, Iriarte-Gross said.

For more details about the 2013 Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference at MTSU, including the conference schedule and adult EYH workshops, visit www.mtsu.edu/wistem/eyh/index.php.

 

Dr. Rich Rhoda, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, left, joins MTSU professors Kaylene Gebert and Judith Iriarte-Gross, keynote speaker Jennifer Hill, Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer and MTSU professor Greg Van Patten cheer along with students during the opening of the 2012 Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Workshops at MTSU. (MTSU photos by Andy Heidt)

MTSU archaeology students Jenette Stearns, front left, and Kellum Everett, back left, point out artifacts to students during the 2012 Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Workshops at MTSU.

 


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