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Expanding Horizons

Annual S.T.E.M. workshops coming to Silver City

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On Feb. 22 the 27th Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) begins with science, technology, engineering and math workshops for girls in Grades 5 to 8 in southwest New Mexico. The full day of hands-on science and technology workshops takes place on the campus of Western New Mexico University in Silver City.

This year’s hands-on workshops will include favorites such as Magnetron Magic, CHEMixtures & CHEMysteries, Rockin’ Around New Mexico (Geology), Seeds to Plants to Food, Open Wide! (Dentistry), Careers in Physical Therapy, and more. Students who attend will receive lunch, an EYH t-shirt, a tote bag and a chance to win a tablet computer.

Expanding Your Horizons in Silver City is among the oldest and largest of the EYH programs in the state of New Mexico. The event is free of charge to girls in Grades 5 to 8 throughout southwestern New Mexico, but participants must register in advance to attend. Registration is online at eyhn.org. Teachers, parents, and students can get more information by contacting Karen Love or Adrienne Dare at eyhscnm@gmail.com.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is presented by the Silver City – Southwest New Mexico branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women), with cash sponsors including Freeport-McMoran, Town & Country Garden Club, and Rotary Club of Silver City, and in-kind sponsors including NMNWSE (New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering), WNMU, and Girl Scouts. For more info about participating as a student or becoming a sponsor, presenter or volunteer, email eyhscnm@gmail.com.