Expanding Your Horizons Workshop

October 28, 2023

Wichita State University • Hubbard Hall



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, 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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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

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