Expanding Your Horizons
November 7, 2020
The Techbridge Girls’ Expanding Your Horizons Conference hosted by Wichita State University is going all VIRTUAL this year! This mostly one-day event will include activities to do at home, videos to follow along with, and livestreamed discussion panels for viewers to ask questions. The conference is meant to introduce middle school girls to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas, but other friends and family are invited to participate as well.
This event is FREE, but please consider donating to Expanding Your Horizons for future conferences and
To donate, please contact the WSU Foundation at 316-978-3040 or click the button below. If donating online, choose the option "Please direct my gift to:" and type "Expanding Your Horizons" when prompted. Thank you for supporting young women in STEM!
Schedule of Events
|9 - 10 a.m.||Conference Kick-off and STEM Career Discussion Panel (LIVE)|
|10 - 11 a.m.||How does your facemask protect you and your family? (LIVE)|
|11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||WSU Human Factors Discussion and Virtual Bingo Game (LIVE)|
|12:30 p.m.||More videos of activities become available!|
|1 - 2 p.m.||Advanced Manufacturing with WSU Tech (LIVE)|
|2 - 3 p.m.||STEM Community and Networking Discussion Panel (LIVE)|
All videos will be streamed on the Expanding Your Horizons Wichita YouTube Channel.
If you would like to receive an email update with the schedule and links to videos and activities, please provide your email address here.
Conference Kick-off and STEM Career Discussion Panel
Dr. Moriah Beck will kick-off the day with a discussion panel featuring women in a variety of STEM careers. Hear about what they do and how they go into their fields. Submit questions beforehand or add them to the live chat on the YouTube page.
How Does Your Facemask Protect You and Your Family?
Watch a live experiment of how facemasks can block aerosols, hosted by Dr. Yang-Seon Kim. Learn the basic science of mass balance and the role of filters to help filter out the particles in the air—also, the filter efficiency of the facemasks.
WSU Human Factors Discussion and Virtual Bingo Game
Join the team from a Human Factors lab as they discuss the different pathways in applied psychology research. They will also be hosting a LIVE virtual bingo game! Links to materials will be provided during the livestream. Submit questions beforehand or add them to the live chat on the YouTube page.
Advanced Manufacturing with WSU Tech
Learn all about the roles of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printers) and Subtractive Manufacturing (CNC Machines) in the manufacturing field with the team from the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab. There will also be a scavenger hunt about the CNC machine and a LIVE Q&A with the chat on the YouTube page.
STEM Community and Networking Discussion Panel
The final activity for the day includes a discussion panel of mostly ecology and environmental women in the Wichita area who will share a little about what they do and the importance of having a community to connect and support each other. Submit questions beforehand or add them to the live chat on the YouTube page.
Additional videos on the YouTube Channel are from the Society of Women Engineers, WSU American Chemical Society, WSU Biology Labs, and the WSU Environmental Finance Center. Make sure to check them out!
Learn how to build your own Coca-Cola powered battery! Follow these instructions to create electricity to power an LED lightbulb: Coca-Cola Powered Battery Lab.
Design your own Mars Lander! Request a kit of materials to use in designing and testing your device to safely land materials on the ground. Follow these instructions for getting a materials kit, then use the Mission to Mars packet to gather more info and design your lander.
Registration Questions & More Information
For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact Jill Fisher.