12th Annual "Expanding Your Horizons" Conference This Weekend | Events
This Saturday, girls across Tulare County can get inspired to join the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the 12th Annual“Expanding Your Horizons” event at the College of the Sequoias Campus in Visalia
Tulare County Office of Education and COS host the event, that helps young women make personal contacts with women working in professions traditionally held by men, and allows them to meet other young women interested in math and science.
About 900 girls are expected to attend.
Shonna Sommer, Project Manager for Calleguas Municipal Water District in Thousand Oaks will deliver the keynote address at 8:45 a.m.
Other professional women from throughout the state will lead hands-on workshops.
"We are proud to once again host Expanding Your Horizons,” says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. “The purpose of the conference is to expand educational opportunities for young women – opportunities them may not have considered. It's important for students to 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,” Vidak explains.