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Media Advisory: Expanding Your Horizons

March 6, 2008

Contact: Cheryl Peck, 217/206-7823, cpeck1@uis.edu
or Amy Green, 217/415-8464, ag2904@juno.com

What: "Expanding Your Horizons in Math, Science, and Technology," a hands-on conference especially for girls in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades

When & Where: 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 8, on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield

Media should check in at the registration desk, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center, where staff will have times and locations of the various sessions.       

Details: Many cutting-edge careers of the future will involve science, math, and technology and will be wide open to well-prepared young women. Girls who attend this conference can choose from more than 20 hands-on, experiential workshops led by women scientists, engineers, physicians, architects, and professionals in many other careers traditionally held by men. Concurrent workshops for parents and teachers will provide information on how to encourage girls to take classes that will keep their options open as they approach college and choose careers.

A partial list of topics for girls includes Techno-Traveling, Space Walking, At the Scene of a Crime, Green Architecture, and Soar into Engineering.

More information is available at www.aauw-il.org/springfield.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelor's, 20 master's, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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