Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day conference held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for approximately 400 middle school (6-8th grades) girls from south-central Wisconsin. Each student attends three career sessions, as well as the opening session and closing activity.

Middle school girls come to Expanding Your Horizons conferences to learn about the wide range of career options for women in science, engineering and math. Through hands-on workshops and visits to work places, they find out what it's like to work in different careers. Student participants have a chance to interact with professional women who work in a variety of fields. And they have a chance to meet other girls who share their interests.

We hope that by providing young women with information, role models, and positive hands-on experiences at EYH, they will become more interested in and aware of careers in math, science and engineering. We also strive to enhance their confidence to succeed in math and science studies.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Brooke
Last Name: 
Norsted
Title: 
Co-Chair
Location: 
1215 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
1959
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
450
Boys served annually: 
0
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Expanding Your Horizons
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Brooke
Last Name: 
Norsted
Title: 
EYHN President
Location: 
1215 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI
United States
Phone: 6082621412
Slug: 
expanding-your-horizons-4
Needed Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
job shadowing
conferences
Collaboration Interests
sharing resources
joint event planning
Populations Served
middle/junior
diversity focus
Available Resources/Activities
mentoring
equipment donations