Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons 2019

April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET

Thank you for your interest. Registration has ended.

Please contact Carmen Agouridis at carmen.agouridis@uky.edu if you have questions.

This section will answer frequently asked questions about EYH.


Our Sponsors

Opportunity Fair


National EYH

Contact Us



1. General Questions: Is there a registration fee? Where is the conference being held? What day is it?

Yes, there is a registration fee of $25 to help cover workshop expenses. Scholarships are available for students whose families are unable to pay the fee. Please contact carmen.agouridis@uky.edu in advance of registration to request a scholarship. We thank our sponsors, Kentucky NSF EPSCoR and the University of Kentucky, for helping with these scholarships.

The conference will be held at University of Kentucky, Jacobs Science Building, 680 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

The conference is April 20, 2019, from 10am - 4:30pm ET.

2. Why is there a need for special conferences just for girls?

The 2000 Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development (CAWMSET) states, “Today’s U.S. economy depends more than ever on the talents of skilled, high-tech workers. To sustain America’s preeminence we must take drastic steps to change the way we develop our workforce. An increasingly large proportion of the workforce consists of women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities – groups not well represented in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields.” Furthermore, our whole nation benefits when women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.


3. What type of workshops are held for the girls?

Each EYH workshop features hands-on activities. These are the “bread and butter” of every EYH event. At EYH conferences, girls participate in fun and challenging hands-on math, science and engineering activities led by women mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Through these important hands-on workshops, young women learn that studying math and science can be fun! They participate in fun experiments and learn about the importance of studying as much math as possible in high school. By using local volunteers to lead workshops, girls meet with mathematicians, scientists and engineers who live and work in their own communities, who serve as role models at the conference, and who may serve as mentors in the future.

Our pictures from EYH 2017 illustrate the types of events students participated in.

Examples of workshop categories for girls at this year’s conference include:



—Engineering and Physics

—Mathematics and Computer Science


—Environment Sciences


4. What type of workshops are held for parents and guardians?

While your child is busy enjoying the day’s events, you can enjoy a series of workshops we've prepared just for parents. These workshops are designed to help you better deal with the challenges young women may face as they consider careers in STEM fields. Examples of workshops for parents and guardians at this year’s conference include:


—How Gender Stereotypes Impact Girls in STEM

—College Search and College Admissions

—Discover Your Inner Scientist and Engineer

—What I Wish I knew in Middle School: A Q&A Session with Women in STEM


5. When does registration open?

Registration is open. Use the registration link listed above. Space is limited to the first 200 girls. We encourage you to register early.


6. What if my child has allergies or special needs?

The registration form provides an opportunity to specify those needs, and you may email carmen.agouridis@uky.edu.

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors, Kentucky NSF EPSCoR and the University of Kentucky. 


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Opportunity Fair

Special thanks to all of the groups participating in the Opportunity Fair. 





Become a sponsor of UK’s EYH conference, where girls learn about career opportunities in STEM-related fields. We are currently accepting donations to help support this important event. Contact Carmen Agouridis by email (carmen.agouridis@uky.edu) or Ellen Crocker (e.crocker@uky.edu).

Donations will be used to provide scholarships for the girls and will help cover the cost of providing snacks and lunch.

National EYH

Find out more about the national Expanding Your Horizons Network.

Still have questions?  

Contact Carmen Agouridis by email (carmen.agouridis@uky.edu) or Ellen Crocker (e.crocker@uky.edu).