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Registration open for Expanding Your Horizons

Science and engineering event for young women

Expanding Your Horizons The 14th annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, at the Visalia campus of College of the Sequoias. The student event is designed to encourage young women in grades 4 through 10 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The conference showcases math- and science-related fields in interesting, hands-on ways. It also helps young women form personal contacts with women working in professions traditionally held by men.

Shannamar Dewey, a chemistry professor at COS will be the featured speaker, followed by dozens of breakout presentations conducted by women working in engineering, medical and scientific professions. Attendees will enjoy sessions on fingerprinting, rocket propulsion, solar energy, chemistry, physics and more. "We encourage young Tulare County women to register for this exciting learning opportunity," says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. "It's important that they not only hear about careers based in math and science, but also identify with women who are leading the way in these fields. EYH presents outstanding opportunities for both."

The cost to attend Expanding Your Horizons is $20 per student and includes a hot dog lunch. To register, visit before October 12. For additional information, call Julie Joseph at (559) 651-3641.

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~ Last year, Dr. Judy Johnson, a research entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture in Parlier, introduced EYH participants to some insects in her presentation "What's Bugging You?" Dr. Johnson talked about her career fighting pests that damage the area's agricultural products.