is West Harris County Branch AAUW EYH?
West Harris County Branch AAUW Expanding Your Horizons in
Science and Mathematics™, or EYH, is a day-long conference
for 450 Houston-area middle school girls and their parents,
teachers, and counselors. Each year, roughly 150 volunteers
from the West
Harris County Branch of the American Association of University
Women (AAUW-WHC) plan and carry out the conference. A
501(c)(3) organization, EYH is funded by contributions from
corporations, foundations and individuals.
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics™
(EYH) is designed to nurture young women's interest in mathematics, science, and technology related careers to expand their career vision in these
areas. Through a series of hands-on workshops led by dedicated
women professionals, EYH
Provides young women with opportunities to meet and interact
with positive women role models who are active in math, science, and technology related careers;
Increases the interest of young women in math, science, and technology by providing exciting and fun hands-on learning experiences;
Encourages young women to study as much math, science and technology
as possible by showing them the benefits of education and
its relevance to their lives; and
Fosters awareness of career opportunities in science, math and technology related careers.
Since 1992, volunteers from the West Harris County Branch
of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-WHC)
have organized an annual EYH conference. The first Houston-area
EYH was held in 1993 on the campus of Rice University. In
1995, the conference moved to The Rice School/La Escuela Rice,
a newly opened K-8 school in the Houston Independent School
District. Spring Branch Independent School district began hosting the Expanding Your Horizon Conference in 2011 at Northbrook Middle School. The 2017 Conference will be held at Spring Forest Middle School.
Are there other EYH conferences?
Yes. Each year since 1976, EYH conferences throughout North
America have been introducing middle and high school girls
to math- and science-related professions. For a comprehensive
list of EYH conferences, visit www.expandingyourhorizons.org.