Expanding Your Horizons

by Cynthia Day

“Expanding Your Horizons,” a career conference for 6th to 8th grade girls with an accompanying program for parents, will convene Saturday (March 21) at 9 a.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Continuing Education.p. The conference aims to increase young women’s interest in mathematics and science and to make them more aware of career opportunities in math- and science-related fields.p. Some 165 girls from schools throughout Northern Indiana, will attend the conference, along with 50 parents who will participate in a separate program, “Nurturing Your Daughter for Success,” presented by Sheryll Harper, principal of Discovery Middle School. The conference also will include interactive workshops for the young participants in the animal health sciences (handling live animals), computer sciences, business and finance, engineering, human health sciences, life sciences and physical sciences (with hands-on chemistry activities).p. Media coverage is welcome. For more information, contact Karen Morris at the University of Notre Dame at 631-6945. The conference is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp.

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