Expanding Your Horizons 2017
Girls' gateway to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Thank you to all of our wonderful Workshop Instructors and Career Fair participants for their outstanding presentations at Expanding Your Horizons this year!! We had over 300 Monterey County girls register for the event this year! Below is video of our wonderful Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ruth Murray Clay, Astrophysicist, UCSC.
Photos from EYH 2017 (Photographer: Coel Mayer)
Special thanks to:
Dr. Ruth Murray Clay, Astrophysicist, UCSC
Rita Bell, Director of Education Programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Joanne Pleak, Administrative Assistant III and Facilities & Events Scheduler, Hartnell College
Jill Sweeney, Food Service Manager, Hartnell College
Thank you also to all of the educators, teachers, parents, and family members who supported these amazing girls and brought them to this years event!
Our Workshop Presenters:
Alexxa Rind Genetics and DNA!
Amanda Good The Land and Sea Interactive Watershed Model
Ana Martinez-Fernandez Ocean Acidification
Ana Munoz Engaging Science Ideas with College & Career Focus
Carolyn Laymon Strawberry DNA Extraction
Joanna Ledesma Math Games for Math Practice
Kimberly Bitterwolf Greenhouse in a Bottle
Kyle Broach Sea Level on the Rise
Pat Rutowski Marine Mammal Artifacts
Phaedra Jessen Weather verses Climate: Who's running the show?
Pimol Moth All About the Planets
Raymond Esteybar Made With Code
Robin Mendenhall Where Do Beaches Come From?
Tom Kieckhefer Amazing Lives of Sea Turtles
Wesley Haack What do Sea Otters, Sand Crabs, and Seabirds have in common? Acanthocephalans!
Zeka Kuspa It's a bird, it's a plane...no it's a BIRD!
Career Fair Presenters:
APWA Maria Esther Rodriguez
Cabrillo College - Dental Hygiene Inna Engle, Sacie Salcido
California American Water Edie Lemon, Nina Miller
Central Coast College Vet. Assistant Program Cathy Del Fante, Mikayla Hasal
CRUSER @ NPS Lyla Englehorn
CS Cohort Programs for Hartnell and CSUMB Faith Shatto & Irais Gopar
Department of Oceanography - NPS Mara Orescanin
Enza Zaden Kelly Stanton
Fleet Numerical Phaedra Jessen
Hartnell Astronomy Department Dr. Pimol Moth
Hartnell Biology Department Dr. Ann Wright
Hartnell Chemistry Department Amy Taketomo
Monterey Bay 99s Claudia Contreras, Mona Kendrick, Sue Purvis, Audrianne Taylor, Sophia Taylor House, Theresa Levandoski- Byers
Monterey Bay Aquarium Gina Carrillo, Jilian Aesir
MPC Nursing School Tina Rondez and Students
MST Lisa Rheimheimer
Monsanto Rose Reintar, Tamara Holst
RoboDojo @ NPS Kristen Tsolis
Sakata Katie Reed, Monica Filimon
Taylor Farms Sandra Garcia
USDA Renee Eriksen, Alyssa Burkhardt, Kaori Ando
Ventana Wildlife Society Evelyn Gutierrez, Hailee Kyle
This event is made possible by the following Organizations:
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
5th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Date:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Check-in: 8:15-9am. Conference: 9am - 3pm
We have reached our maximum attendance for EYH 2017.
Registration is now closed. There is no waitlist for this event.
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This day-long event includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the conference, young women meet female STEM role models and learn more about careers in STEM fields.
When you register to attend the EYH conference, you can choose up to three workshop sessions that sound interesting to you. You'll be assigned to attend two sessions, and we'll try to give you your top choices.
Read the workshop descriptions. Choose the workshops that most interest you. Feel free to select the same workshops as your friends or decide with your friends that you will attend different workshops; then tell each other about your unique experiences after the conference!
Be prepared to be active!!! You'll do some listening, but mostly you'll be engaged in some really fun hands-on activities including robotics, forensics, animal husbandry, marine biology, boat-building, underwater exploration, aeronautics, computer science and energy.
Volunteer to present a Workshop!
- Be the inspiration that encourages young women to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.
- Motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.
- Share your passion and enthusiasm for the important work you do with middle and high school girls.
Each workshop session is 90 minutes and will be presented twice. Lunch is included for all presenters.
The maximum number of students allowed to register for each workshop will be 20.
To give you an idea of the type of workshops that will be presented, here are some of the workshops that were offered last year:
- Don't Break the Law! - Material Engineers, Meghan Baronowski and Danielle Ramos, show an example of a fluid that defies Isaac Newton's law of viscosity. Participants will get to play with some ooey, gooey, glop...or is it?!
- Will Pooh Go "SPLAT"? - Mechanical Engineer, Elsa Hennings and Aerospace Engineer, Alyse Dannenberg, lead a workshop involving designing a harness for a large stuffed animal, attaching it to a parachute, and making predictions where it will land, then testing those predictions.
Interested? Please call or email
Tom Nelson (EYH conference coordinator)
Rita Bell (EYH program chair)
Monterey Bay Aquarium
For girls that attended the 2014 EYH Conference and would like to talk further with our Keynote Speaker - Anne Gibbon, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 19th, 2016 marked our 4th annual EYH Conference! Another great year thanks to Chevron, Hartnell College, Monterey Bay Aquarium, MESA, CTE Grants program, the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and all of our volunteers, parents, and teachers that made this event such a success! If you missed it this year, don't worry, we'll be holding the event again next year! Join our mailing list to be notified when registration opens.