Registration continues for girls’ Feb. 10 math-sci...

Registration continues for girls’ Feb. 10 math-science event at MTSU

Registration continues for the rescheduled 21st annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, on campus.

Space is open for up to 250 middle school and 100 high school girls to attend the event.

The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $20, and the deadline to register at is Friday, Jan. 19, or when maximum capacity has been reached. Scholarship assistance is available.

MTSU's Heather Brown discusses concrete and construction with EYH attendees.

MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management Director Heather Brown, right, discusses the process for making concrete with girls attending a previous Expanding Your Horizons conference at MTSU. This year’s EYH at MTSU will be held Saturday, Feb. 10. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

A link to a parent/guardian release form is included at the registration site. Those who registered for the October EYH event, which was postponed, will need to submit a new form, organizers said.

Judith Iriarte-Gross

Expanding Your Horizons, or EYH, helps girls and young women investigate science and mathematics careers, talk with women in math and science, attend science and math workshops with their peers, participate in hands-on activities and meet girls interested in the STEM disciplines of math, science, engineering and technology.

MTSU has been the home of EYH since 1997.

Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, director of the MTSU WISTEM (Women in STEM) Center and chemistry professor, is EYH director. Students, faculty and staff volunteer their time for the event.

— Randy Weiler (