For release: October 3, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
A new, hands-on program at the University of Memphis aims to encourage young women
to explore mathematics and science. “Expanding Your Horizons,” for girls in grades
7 and 8, will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Herff College
The program will feature hands-on workshops in science, healthcare, engineering, computers,
and more. Students will have a chance to talk to women professionals about careers
in math and science. There will also be parent workshops on topics such as educational
preparation, student life, and financial aid.
The keynote speaker will be Laura S. Whitsitt, vice president of research and innovation
for Smith & Nephew.
The registration fee is $10, and lunch is included. Online registration is available
For more information, call Shelia Moses at 901-678-4933.
Sponsors are the Herff College of Engineering and the American Association of University
Women Memphis Branch.