• Student registration forms will be available April 18th!
• The dealine to register for this year's event is May 9th!
• Volunteer registration this year will be open April 21st.
• Workshop Presenter orientation and meet and greet will be held on Wednesday May 7th at 6:00 pm. Watch your email for more details.
About Flathead Expanding Your Horizons
EYH was first introduced to the Flathead Valley in 1983 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), at Flathead High school for girls in grades 6th through 12th. Later, a committee of community members centered out of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) hosted the event. When FVCC began a rapid expansion of their own, the committee reached out to other community groups to continue the program.
The Soroptimist International clubs of Bigfork, Kalispell, Polson, and Whitefish, have been organizing and fundraising for the Flathead EYH program since 2007.
The annual event welcomes 300 7th-8th grade girls from all corners of Northwest Montana.
Expanding Your Horizons
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) mission is to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Through EYH conferences, STEM role models and hands-on activities are provided for middle school girls.
Research indicates that attending the conference has a long-term positive influence on the participants. Young women who attended the conference indicated that they took more advance math and science classes in high school and planned to continue on to higher education. Their attitudes toward math and science were rated more positive than those who did not attend.
A follow up survey revealed that the students who attended EYH also explored additional information about non-traditional STEM careers. The evaluators concluded that the EYH conferences were an effective and low cost intervention.
Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.
Currently Expanding Your Horizons conferences are held in 31 states and in Europe and Asia.