Expanding Your Horizons

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Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference specially designed for middle school girls in the Central Contra Costa County area.


2016 EYH Conference at DVC

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Conference goals

  • To increase the interest of young women in mathematics, science, and technology through positive, hands-on experiences.
  • To foster awareness of career opportunities in math, science, and technology-related careers.
  • To provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are active in math, science, and technology-related careers.


Seventy-minute workshops

Workshops are the heart of EYH. Two 60-minute workshops are held. Girls, in groups of 10-15, participate in hands-on science, engineering, math, or technology-related activities and interact with professionals and science enthusiasts.


Parent workshops

Parents are encouraged to participate in the exiting and informative workshops which will be held during the conference. Parents can sign up on the website.

  • Paying for College: Information about financial aid
  • Academic planning to prepare for careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields
  • Encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM Careers


Career treasure hunt

Girls circulate through an exhibition area, where they have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with scientists and representatives of local businesses and companies, as well as college representatives, about career and education choices.


For more information

Please contact Kathleen Thomas at 925-969-2037


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Registration for the 2016 EYH Conference begins March 1

Beginning on March 1, go to www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/DVC/ to register for this event.

Once your online registration is complete, a release form for your child must be completed. This is necessary for your child to attend the event.

Get EYH release form

Complete the online release form, print it, sign it, and then mail it to:

Kathleen Thomas - EYH
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


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Special thanks to Chevron for sponsoring this event.