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January 29, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

NEWS TIP: UT Tyler to Host "Expanding Your Horizons" for Area Middle School Girls

The University of Texas at Tyler will host an “Expanding Your Horizons” conference for area middle school girls 8:15 a.m. – noon Saturday, Feb. 20, Kristian Fischer Trampus, UT Tyler East Texas Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics Center director, announced.

At the conference, participants will interact with women who use science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their careers. They also will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on activities and learn about STEM careers.

“The event will also allow these girls, many of whom are first-generation college hopefuls, to experience a university campus and female role models in STEM workforce, encourage them to align their current coursework and activities with their future plans for STEM coursework and hopefully ignite their interest in attending UT Tyler,” said Trampus.

Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conferences nurture girls' interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider STEM careers.

The conference is co-sponsored by all the UT Tyler academic colleges, East Texas Tech Prep Consortium and the American Association of University Women, Tyler Branch.

For more information or interviews, call Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

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