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Sac State program for girls makes science fun


Sacramento State’s Expanding Your Horizons program gives middle school-age girls hands on experience with science and technology.

Middle school girls can explore science and technology in new and interesting ways at Sacramento State's annual "Expanding Your Horizons" conference, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.

Online registration is now open. Cost is $25 and includes lunch and a conference keepsake. Space is limited to 380 students, and the program typically sells out early.

EHY encourages sixth- to eighth-grade girls to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students participate in a variety of hands-on workshops with titles like, "Can You Shampoo DNA Out of a Strawberry?" "Fun with Fish" and "Fixing the Human Body."

Workshops will also be available for parents attending with students. Topics will focus on strategies and programs available to help their children work towards pursuing a college degree and ways to motivate students to pursue coursework in science and mathematics. Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

This year's keynote speaker is Mary Healy, director and CEO of the Sacramento Zoo.The program is sponsored by Sacramento State's Center for STEM Excellence and College of Continuing Education, University Enterprises, Inc., AT&T, and The Women of AT&T. To register or receive more information, visit For media assistance, contact Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.