U of M Program Oct. 18 Will Expand Girls' Horizons in Math and Science University News
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 of Engineering.

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 at www.engr.memphis.edu/eyh

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.

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