Each March since 2015, Saint Mary’s College has hosted an Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference, organized by the Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and funded by Chevron and the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. In these day-long conferences, more than 100 East Bay middle school girls come together to enjoy exciting STEM-themed hands-on workshops run by local STEM professionals, be inspired by women who have exciting STEM careers, and fellowship with other girls who love STEM.
Each EYH conference also includes parallel component specially designed for the parents of our middle school participants. In these sessions, parents hear from Saint Mary’s School of Science faculty and students and participate in a Q&A with local experts.
If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise to help in the planning and execution of an upcoming EYH conference, or if you’re a STEM professional who would like to learn more about planning and running a workshop, please contact Prof. Kristen Beck.