Expanding Your Horizons Conference 2018

Motivating young women in science + mathematics • April 28, 2018

Inver Hills Community College and Independent School District 196 are hosting an Expanding Your Horizons Conference Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference provides opportunities for girls in grades 6–8 to interact with positive women serving as active role models in science, technology, engineering, agricultural and mathematics-related​ fields—STEAM.

Taking place on the college’s main campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, the full-day conference offers fun, hands-on learning experiences for participating students while introducing them to the exciting world of STEAM careers.

Concurrent parent and teacher workshops will focus on college readiness, student support, financing and career pathways. Breakout sessions with workshops will give students the chance to directly explore the wonders of science and math. Science labs will be taught by college instructors. The STEAM Career Expo will include representatives from colleges, student groups, professional societies and STEAM employers. The conference will also feature a keynote speaker (TBA).

Students and parents can register for the Expanding Your Horizons Conference 2018 by following the link below:



Expanding Your Horizons Conference 2018
Young women exploring careers in
Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math (STEAM)

WHO: Girls in Grades 6–8, Parents, Teachers

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m

Main Campus
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons Conference 2016 gallery

For more event photos, visit:
Expanding Your Horizons 2016 on Flickr.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference 2018 schedule

8:30 – 9 a.m. • Registration
9 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome & Keynote
10 – 11 a.m.Career Workshop I/ Parent Workshop
11 – 1 p.m.Rotate: Lunch, Career/STEAM Tables
11 – 1 p.m. • Experience a College STEAM Lab
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. • Career Workshop II/Parent Workshop
2:25 – 3 p.m. • Closing/Door Prizes
3 – 3:30 p.m. • Optional Inver Hills College Tour

See below to learn more about previous STEAM workshops and labs, including presenter bios:


To learn more about serving as a career workshop leader or hosting a STEAM Career EXPO table, contact:

Kristin Digiulio
Biology Faculty
Agricultural Sciences Coordinator

To learn more about registration and volunteering, contact:

Marisa Schroht
Youth Services Coordinator District 196

To learn more about sponsorship and funding, contact:

Cathy Kindem
Teaching and Learning Coordinator District 196


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