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Project Summary

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) program designed to give middle school aged girls experiences and positive role-models in engineering careers. The University of Northern Iowa began partnering with Cedar Valley SWE to host an EYH event on the UNI campus in 2014. On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, the University hosted its 5th EYH event for more than 150 area 5th to 8th grade girls. Participants attended three small group active sessions (no more than 12 per group) in laboratories and classrooms in McCollum Science Hall, Latham Hall, and the Industrial Technology Building. Session leaders included science and other STEM facility from UNI, Wartburg College, Iowa State University and Hawkeye Community College; engineers from John Deere and Viking Pump and other STEM professionals from businesses such as Invision and Taylor Veterinary Clinic. This year provided a unique opportunity to expand EYH. Participant’s families were invited to bring their girls to a screening of the engineering documentary Dream Big immediately following EYH. UNI President, Mark Nook, STEM Coordinator, Marcy Seavey, and John Deere Engineer, Heidi Kenkel addressed the 120 girls and family members who attended the screening. The EYH event serves the Cedar Valley Community by inspiring our girls to dream big and find their own path.

Start Date

19-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2018 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department/Center/Organization

UNI STEM, Academic Affairs

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Expanding Your Horizons & Dream Big Screening

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) program designed to give middle school aged girls experiences and positive role-models in engineering careers. The University of Northern Iowa began partnering with Cedar Valley SWE to host an EYH event on the UNI campus in 2014. On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, the University hosted its 5th EYH event for more than 150 area 5th to 8th grade girls. Participants attended three small group active sessions (no more than 12 per group) in laboratories and classrooms in McCollum Science Hall, Latham Hall, and the Industrial Technology Building. Session leaders included science and other STEM facility from UNI, Wartburg College, Iowa State University and Hawkeye Community College; engineers from John Deere and Viking Pump and other STEM professionals from businesses such as Invision and Taylor Veterinary Clinic. This year provided a unique opportunity to expand EYH. Participant’s families were invited to bring their girls to a screening of the engineering documentary Dream Big immediately following EYH. UNI President, Mark Nook, STEM Coordinator, Marcy Seavey, and John Deere Engineer, Heidi Kenkel addressed the 120 girls and family members who attended the screening. The EYH event serves the Cedar Valley Community by inspiring our girls to dream big and find their own path.