Conference Schedule

This year's Expanding Your Horizons program will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

2017 Schedule

Junior Scientist Program

(All 7th & 8th grade girls; some 9th grade girls)

7:30–8:45 Breakfast (Bartels)
7:30–8:45 Registration (Bartels)
9:00–9:45 Girls Welcome & Keynote Address (Call Auditorium)
9:00–9:55 Adults Welcome & Panel: Life as a Scientist (Schwartz Auditorium)
9:45–10:10 Girls escorted to Workshop 1 for Buddy Pairing
10:20–11:30 Workshop 1 (Parents meet girls)
11:45–12:30 Lunch (Purple Group, Bartels) and Demo (Green Group, Clark Atrium)
12:30–1:15 Lunch (Green Group, Bartels) and Demo (Purple Group, Clark Atrium)
1:35–2:45 Workshop 2
3:10–4:20 Workshop 3
4:20–4:30 Reconvene for Closing Remarks (Bartels)
4:30–5:00 Raffle Drawing (Bartels)

Senior Scientist Program

This track is designed specifically for 9th grade girls who are beginning to take high school-level science courses. They offer the girls an opportunity to gain more in-depth and hands-on experience in different STEM fields. Please see workshop descriptions for more information.

7:30–8:45 Breakfast (Bartels)
7:30–8:45 Registration (Bartels)
9:00–9:45 Girls Welcome & Keynote Address (Call Auditorium)
9:00–9:55 Adults Welcome & Panel: Life as a Scientist (Schwartz Auditorium)
9:55–10:05 Girls escorted to Demo Fair
10:05–10:35 Demo Fair & Parents meets girls (Clark Auditorium)
10:45–12:25 Workshop 1
12:35–1:15 Lunch (Bartels)
1:25–2:10 9th Grade Activity
2:20–4:00 Workshop 2
4:00–4:30 Reconvene for Closing Remarks (Bartels)
4:30–5:00 Raffle Drawing (Bartels)