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Conference Schedule

This year's Expanding Your Horizons program will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Junior Scientist Program

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

Time Event
7:30 – 8:45 Breakfast (Barton Hall)
7:30 – 8:45 Registration (Barton Hall)
9:00 – 9:45 Students Welcome & Keynote Address (Barton Hall)
9:00 – 9:55 Adults Welcome & Panel: Life as a Scientist (Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall)
9:45 – 10:10 Students Escorted to Workshop 1
10:20 – 11:30 Workshop 1 (Parents meet students)
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch (Purple Group, Barton Hall) and Junior Scientist Activity (Green Group, Barton Hall)
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch (Green Group, Barton Hall) and Junior Scientist Activity (Purple Group, Barton Hall)
1:35 – 2:45 Workshop 2
3:10 – 4:20 Workshop 3
4:20 – 4:30 Reconvene for Closing Remarks (Barton Hall)
4:30 – 5:00 Raffle Drawing (Barton Hall)

Senior Scientist Program

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

Time Event
7:30 – 8:45 Breakfast (Barton Hall)
7:30 – 8:45 Registration (Barton Hall)
9:00 – 9:45 Students Welcome & Keynote Address (Barton Hall)
9:00 – 9:55 Adults Welcome & Panel: Life as a Scientist (Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall)
10:05 – 10:35 STEM Trivia! (Barton Hall, Parents meet students)
10:45 – 12:25 Workshop 1
12:35 – 1:15 Lunch (Barton Hall)
1:30 – 2:15 Lab Tours
2:40 – 4:20 Workshop 2
4:20 – 4:30 Reconvene for Closing Remarks (Barton Hall)
4:30 – 5:00 Raffle Drawing (Barton Hall)