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Expand Your Horizons

  • 09 Oct 2008
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Seattle University, Bannan Science Building


  • Registration is limited to 100 people. Please register by October 3.

Expand Your Horizons

a Women's Evening of Hands-on Science and Networking in support of Seattle Expanding Your Horizons conference

Hors D'oeuvres provided + local wine available for purchase 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

6-7:  Reception and Networking

7-8:  Hands-on Workshops

Join us for informal networking, fun hands-on workshops led by local female professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, and learn how to get involved with Expanding Your Horizons.

Expanding Your Horizons is a half-day conference where middle school girls participate in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math led by local women professionals.

Please register by October 3. Registration is free and will be capped at 100 people.

Attend two of the following workshops: 

Arcs 'n Sparks

Have you ever looked up at a thundercloud and wondered, "What is lightning?" Learn about natural electricity and create homemade lightning in this zapping workshop.

Diane Heidelbaugh and Theresa Ward, Electromagnetic Effects Technology, The Boeing Company


The Chemistry of Fireworks

Have you ever wondered why fireworks are different colors? In this workshop you will burn different metals to see what colors the flames are and we will relate that to why fireworks are different colors. Katy Olsen, Ph.D., Chemistry Instructor, Pierce College


Kitchen Table Chemistry and Junk Drawer Physics

Make “gak,” Martian handprints, and other science toys to impress your family. Discover the extraordinary in ordinary household materials to make funny and messy science projects to take home.

Kathy Burrows, Virtual Programs Manager, Giant Campus


The Truth Behind Cosmetic Labels

Labels will often say “natural” or “not tested on animals.” When can these phrases be used by companies and what exactly do they mean? Come find out the truth behind labels. Learn how ingredients are developed and tested. Create your own homemade lotion with kitchen-ready recipes you can take home!

Reitha Weeks, Ph.D., Northwest Ass. for Biomedical Research



NWGC Vision: To ensure a healthy, supportive environment for all girls to realize their full potential.

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