Expanding Your Horizons

2016 FILE PHOTO — Centralia's Darci Frankovich solders in an Expanding Your Horizons workshop in 2016.

Expanding Your Horizons, a half-day of STEM career information for girls in sixth through ninth grades is scheduled for Oct. 19  on the Centralia College campus. 

This is the 26th year Lewis County’s chapter of the American Association of University Women and the college’s TRIO/TS program have worked together to sponsor hands-on workshops taught by women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. 

“EYH presents a unique opportunity for young women to increase their interest in careers in the STEM fields, foster their awareness of the diversity of career opportunities in these fields, and engage with female role models who are employed in those fields,” according to a news release from organizers. 

The deadline to sign up is Oct. 9. This year, 25 different workshops are scheduled, including robotics, maze programming, volcanoes, dentistry, communicable diseases, police work, veterinary medicine and others.  

Enrollees may choose five workshops. On the day of the event, each attendee will be assigned two of those chosen workshops to attend.

In 2018, over three hundred girls from Lewis County attended the event, according to organizers.  

Girls may also register on the day of the event, but will be assigned workshops on space availability. Registration forms are available in area schools, libraries, and at Centralia College.  Registration fee is $10 per family and includes all materials and snacks.  Scholarships are available to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.  For more information, call 360-623-8643.


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