EYH Las Cruces

Hands-on STEM workshops

EYH Las Cruces Frequently Asked Questions

Is food provided?
Yes, lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will include sub sandwiches, including meat and vegetarian options. Beverages, chips, and cookies will also be served. Lunch will be provided by DG’S Deli.

Is there a registration fee?
Yes. There is a $5.00 registration fee to cover expenses. or $5.50 if you choose to pay with a credit card. Scholarships are available and if you would like a scholarship please indicate this when you register. We thank our sponsors for the ability to offer scholarships.

What happens if I have to cancel my registration?
If you find out that your daughter/student can no longer attend the EYH Las Cruces conference after applying, please contact rgalves at cs.nmsu.edu and let us know that your daughter/student can no longer attend.

Why is there a need for special conferences just for girls?
The 2000 Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development (CAWMSET) stated, "Today's U.S. economy depends more than ever on the talents of skilled, high-tech workers. To sustain America's preeminence we must take drastic steps to change the way we develop our workforce. An increasingly large proportion of the workforce consists of women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities- groups not well represented in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields." Furthermore, our whole nation profits when women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.

What type of workshops are held?
Each EYH conference features hands-on activities and experiments. These are the "bread and butter" of every Expanding Your Horizons event. At EYH conferences girls participate in fun and challenging hands-on computing, math, science and engineering activities led by women mathematicians, scientists and engineers. 


Through these important hands-on workshops, young women learn that studying math and science can be fun! They participate in fun experiments and learn about the importance of studying as much math as possible in high school. By using local volunteers to lead workshops, girls meet with mathematicians, engineers and scientists who live and work in their own communities, who serve as role models at the conference, and who may serve as possible mentors in the future.


When does registration open?
Registration is online: http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/LasCruces/

Conference and workshop registration is open from December 8, 2017 through Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Space is limited and the conference fills up quickly. We encourage you to register early. 


How do I register my daughter(s) for the conference?

REGISTER HERE


The preferred method of registration is online via the Conference Registration link on the EYH home page. Participants must also provide a signed Release Form, and the registration fee is $5 per student. 


This Conference does not include an application process. Every interested girl is invited to sign up.


We accept cash, checks, or credit card. Please note: if we do not receive your mailed check by the day of the conference, you will be asked to submit another payment on the morning of the Conference.


To pay the $5.50 via credit card, visit here


Checks may be written to "NMSU Computer Science" and mailed to:

NMSU Computer Science
attn: EYH Las Cruces

PO Box 30001, MSC CS
Las Cruces, NM 88003


What if we cannot pay the registration fee?
Scholarships are available. Please request a scholarship via the online registration form and process. We are happy to provide scholarships and hope to meet the needs of every interested girl, but awards are 100% dependent on our funding levels.


Is this conference only for girls in middle school and/or Las Cruces?

No. This particular conference will be focusing on girls who are currently enrolled in 5th - 10th grades. We hope to reach all girls interested in participating across the entire region, including Hatch Valley Public Schools, Gadsden Independent School District, Alamogordo, Deming, W. Texas. etc!


For more information, please visit  http://www.nmnwse.org/  or  

http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/LasCruces/