Last updated on October 1, 2020
By Kayla Osborne
Volunteer State Community College participates in a program designed to inspire female students to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
“The Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Network began in 1974 as the Math/Science Network, an informal group of women scientists and educators in the San Francisco Bay area who were concerned about low female participation in math courses. On a volunteer basis, members of the group began planning coordinated efforts to strengthen their individual programs and to offer mutual support. Currently, there are more than 80 conferences with up to 25,000 girls attending each year. There are conferences in 31 states in the U.S and in Europe and Asia,” according to the EYH website.
“We started preparing for the EYH conference at Vol State in 2015 and kicked off our first annual Vol State EYH conference on the first Saturday of October 2016. Our conference has been growing each year since then. This is our fifth EYH conference and first-time virtual conference,” said Lingli Ni, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
“It has been a successful and fun event for several years, and we’re looking forward to the virtual conference this year,” said Maryam Farsian, Assistant Professor of Biology Math and Science Division.