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At an EYH conference, you will participate in hands-on workshops, and meet with women scientists, engineers, and aother professionals in the fields of mathematics and technology. You will also spend time with other girls who are thinking about their futures. This is, however, a day for GIRLS ONLY in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades! For more information visit www.aauw-il.org/springfield

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Photos by Jeremy Wilburn

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One of the first session events occured in the TV studio. The young women got to see what it was like to be on stage, record with the cameras, and run the operation from the control booth. The young women got to see what it was like to be on stage, record with the cameras, and run the operation from the control booth. The young women got to see what it was like to be on stage, record with the cameras, and run the operation from the control booth. The SimMan gave medical feedback to the girls through a life-like beating heart, breathing, coughing, and speaking.
The SimMan gave medical feedback to the girls through a life-like beating heart, breathing, coughing, and speaking. The SimMan gave medical feedback to the girls through a life-like beating heart, breathing, coughing, and speaking. This young woman was hooked up to a heart monitor to monitor the differences in beats while performing different activities. Creative Chemists allowed the young women to test different chemical reactions and learn about how they work. Creative Chemists allowed the young women to test different chemical reactions and learn about how they work.
Creative Chemists allows the young women to test different chemical reactions and learn about how they work. These young women examine a specimen through a microscope. At the Scene of the Crime allowed the girls to see what real crime scene investigators work included. In Crystal Magic, the young women got to experiment with prisms and polarizing filters, as well as temperature sensitive materials. In Crystal Magic, the young women got to experiment with prisms and polarizing filters, as well as temperature sensitive materials.
In Crystal Magic, the young women got to experiment with prisms and polarizing filters, as well as temperature sensitive materials. A woman from the Central Illinois Challenger Learning Center brought in some cool props for the girls.  The CICLC offers many opportunities for young people to learn about space and science, and even offer scholarships. This young woman gets dressed up in a NASA flight suit. This young woman laughs as she puts on a NASA space walking suit.  The girls learned all about what it takes to actually perform a spacewalk, including wearing the 400+ pound suit. MMM...finishing off the day with a delicious strawberry and banana soy milk smoothie!  They also learned what it means to be a food scientist.