"Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics"(EYH) conferences are part of a nationally recognized program designed to expose young women to exciting careers in science and math. The Math/Science Network began holding these conferences in 1976, and to date, they are held annually in over 120 locations nationwide.
Successful EYH conferences accomplish the following goals:
- Stress the importance of taking math and science courses essential for employable careers
- Encourage young women to persist in math and science courses in secondary school
- Engage young women in hands-on workshops with professional women in the fields of math and science
- Provide guidance in the area of career opportunities for women in math and science and act as role models for these occupations
- Convey job satisfaction and economic stability for professional women in math and science related fields
A typical conference...
- Hands-on: Girls participate in math and science activities led by professionals.
- Career: Workshop leaders discuss their personal experiences.