October 24, 2013

Media Advisory – Expanding Your Horizons

An event this weekend at SIU Carbondale will help young women explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Between 100 and 130 girls in grades 5-9 are expected at the 23rd annual “Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics" conference, Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Student Center and other sites on campus. The event increases girls' awareness of career opportunities in science, math, technology and engineering through a variety of workshops, hands-on experiences, and networking opportunities.

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to cover the event, which runs from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 30 professionals from SIU Carbondale, area community colleges, and private companies are donating their time to lead workshops. The workshops will also give girls the opportunity to connect with women role models who are already in science-related careers. Officials have planned 19 workshops for the day.

For more information, contact event co-chairs, Mary Wright and Kathleen Pericak-Spector, professors of mathematics. For more information call 618/453-5302 or visit this page.