Conference encourages girls to expand educational horizons

Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-09 20:20:59-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- A yearly conference aimed at encouraging young girls into investigating educational and career opportunities they might otherwise overlook was held in Salt Lake City on Monday.

Expanding Your Horizons held several hands-on classes at the event, which invites girls in sixth-grade through ninth-grade to attend.

Kathy Hurd, Expanding Your Horizons co-chairperson, said the conference helps get more women interested in fields that lack a strong female presence.

“Part of the goal is for girls to have a hands on experience in a science, technology or engineering event with female role models, and the point is we need more and more women in those areas,” she said.

Workshops at the event focused on science, technology and engineering while incorporating fun learning elements.