Expanding Your Horizons Workshop

October 28, 2023

Wichita State University • Hubbard Hall

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The Techbridge Girls’ Expanding Your Horizons Conference hosted by Wichita State University is a one-day event introduces middle school girls to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. Attendees will meet STEM role models, participate in hands-on activities, and learn more about careers in those fields. This conference is hosted in partnership with the Expanding your Horizons Network, Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing, Evergy, Airbus and Become More: WSU Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Registration fee of just $15 includes interactive track workshops, lunch, t-shirt, and a WSU bag!

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Prefer to mail or fax your registration? Use the forms below.


Scholarships Available

Thanks to generous funders, travel support is available to help cover the cost of attending the workshop. Funding is limited. To be considered for a travel scholarship, please apply using the form linked below.



8:00 am              Registration

9:00 am              Opening Address - Clarice Phelps

9:45 am              Parents’ Session

10:00 am            Workshops

11:00 am            Workshops

12:00 pm            Lunch | Shocker Hall

1:15 pm              Workshops

2:15 pm              Closing Ceremony & Prize Drawings

3:00 pm              Optional Campus Tour

Parents’ Session (optional)

Topics covered will include financing college, college expectations related to preparation during middle school and high school, and the process of applying to colleges, including taking the ACT, test prep, college visits, application essays, scholarships, and more. Consider taking an optional WSU campus tour after the event!

Workshop information

Each EYH workshop is unique, fun and taught by qualified instructors. Workshop space is limited. Students will rank their top three workshop choices when they register. Once the registration deadline has passed, staff will assign workshops based upon the rankings. While staff will make every attempt to place students in their preferred workshops, please note that students may be assigned to other workshops due to changes in the workshop schedule, capacity, etc. 

Keynote Speaker: Clarice Phelps

Clarice Phelps poses in 2020 with the chart used to organize the building blocks of science.

Clarice Phelps is an American nuclear chemist researching the processing of radioactive transuranic elements at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She was part of ORNL's team that collaborated with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research to discover tennessine (element 117). The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) recognizes her as the first African-American woman to be involved with the discovery of a chemical element.

Phelps was formerly in the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. At ORNL, Phelps manages programs in the Department of Energy's Isotope & Fuel Cycle Technology Division investigating industrial uses of nickel-63 and selenium-75.

Learn more at https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/07/us/clarice-phelps-tennessine-element-117-scn-ctpr


Thank you Sponsors!

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Boeing Logo Evergy Logo
Liberal Arts and Sciences: Become More logo  


Registration Questions & More Information

For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact Moriah Beck.

Phone: 316-978-5476
Email: moriah.beck@wichita.edu 


Special Accommodations

Wichita State University is committed to making programs available to people with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Office of University Conferences at (316) 978-6493.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the  Institutional Equity and Compliance Director, Title IX Coordinator or Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, telephone (316) 978-3187.