Expanding Your Horizons Chicago

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one day symposium for middle school girls to engage in exciting and diverse experiences that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer.  Volunteers from the Chicago STEM community organize short, hands-on workshops to directly engage with the girls at a critical time in their development.  EYH is a nationally recognized program and we are proud to bring it to the Windy City for a tenth year!

The Spring conference was held on March 26th, 2022 – Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, or donated to make this conference possible!

We are recruiting parents and education professionals to provide perspective and guidance on our future Parent Program panels. If you are interested please contact  info@eyhchicago.com.

Learn more about our programming and our relationship with the community in this video.

Video by Ciara Medina

We also host Parent and Teacher Programs that runs alongside the student conference and are free for all attendees. You can learn more about the Parent Program here and the Teacher Program here.

Given the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the U.S., Techbridge Girls’ Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conferences are following the direction of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around social distancing and non-essential events. To that end, the Spring conference 2022 was held virtually, and the Winter conference for December 2021 was cancelled.

We look forward to returning to in person conferences for our upcoming 2023 conference, as long as it is safe to do so!

Panel 1

Vision

Increase the representation of women from diverse backgrounds in STEM careers by exposing middle-school girls to positive, hands-on experiences in STEM with women role models and equipping parents with knowledge of how to facilitate their child’s success.

 

Panel 2

Get Involved

As a volunteer run organization we rely on your support. We would appreciate both monetary and in-kind donations for raffles and goody bags. Please visit our donate page, all donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like join our organizing committee, please email us at  info@eyhchicago.com.

If you would like to volunteer, please see our information pages for Workshop Leaders and Conference Volunteers

We would love to hear from you! Email us at info@eyhchicago.com or visit our Contact page. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all things EYH!