AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield supports the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) program for girls in grades 7 through 10.
EYH is a national conference that encourages students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Attendees participate in hands-on workshops and hear from professional women who are working in various STEM careers.
EYH events in St. Louis are organized by the Mathematics/Science Network of Greater St. Louis. Volunteers from our branch are on hand during EYH events to assist presenters and help guide students to their sessions. SEE PICTURES BELOW.
EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS 2021 – Unfortunately, due to public health concerns it was not possible to hold this year’s Expanding Your Horizons Conference. Our branch was once again preparing to sponsor a number of young women to attend, and to provide volunteers to assist during the conference. We plan to be back next year!
EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS 2019 – Held at St. Louis University (SLU)
The 2019 Expanding Your Horizons Conference, for approximately 350 girls in grades 7-10, took place on March 12 at St. Louis University. Our branch again sponsored 20 young women from the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience to attend. This year’s keynote speakers were Katelyn Bagwell, a junior college student studying Biomedical Engineering, and Jaelah Wright-Keely, a SLU graduate chemistry student. Ten AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield members also volunteered their time during the conference.
EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS 2018 – Held at St. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus
The 2018 Expanding Your Horizons Conference, for approximately 500 girls in grades 7-10, took place on March 12 at St. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus. Our branch sponsored 20 young women from the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience to attend. The girls participated in hands-on workshops and heard from professional women about STEM careers. This year’s keynote speaker was Dorsa Derakhshani, the champion Iranian chess player who now plays for St. Louis University and is majoring in Biology.