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Montana Middle-School Girls to Attend STEM Career Workshops at UM

March 27, 2014View for printing

More than 100 western Montana middle-school girls will gather on the University of Montana campus on Saturday, April 19, for the inaugural UM Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The full day of science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM -career workshops, organized by the UM Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, will feature 19 workshops hosted by female STEM professionals from UM, as well as local STEM businesses and organizations.

The EYH Network, based in Oakland, Calif., provides a framework and assistance for conferences in 31 states and in Europe and Asia. The UM EYH Conference is one of three hosted in Montana. STEM role models and hands-on activities are designed to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.

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