Fifth Annual Santa Fe Conference for Girls interested in STEM-C

Staff | - September 9, 2013

Details on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing careers.

Last year more than 200 elementary and middle school girls spent the day with women who have chosen careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing (STEM-C). Participants came from private, public and home schools from around Northern New Mexico.

This year the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Santa Fe conference will be held at the Santa Fe Community College on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Teachers, parents and 5th-8th grade girls from Northern New Mexico are invited to attend. Girls will participate in hands-on workshops on topics ranging from emergency medicine to computer science to biology and beyond. They’ll also hear how professional women got their start in STEM-C.

The conference features a workshop for educators, counselors and parents on games and activities that encourage and prepare girls for careers in STEM-C. Girls and their families are invited to attend an afternoon STEM-C Fair where local STEM-C programs, camps and employers engage students in projects at “make and take” booths.

Expanding Your Horizons™ conferences nurture girls' interest in science, computer science and mathematics courses and encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing fields. Conferences are held around the state and the nation. Please visit the EYH website for more information and registration information:

Sponsors of the event include: Santa Fe Institute’s GUTS y Girls program, New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering, American Association of University Women – Santa Fe Branch, Santa Fe Community College, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Flow Science.

From an Expanding Your Horizons press release...