MATH SCIENCE NETWORK
May 31, 2010
EYH was founded in 1974, and has been educating and inspiring girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ever since. In fact, since its formation, 800,000 young girls have participated in one of our conferences throughout this country and now internationally.
Conferences are organized at the grass roots level by women STEM professionals. Many conferences are started by women who attended an EYH as a young girl, or as a workshop leader. Once a conference gets started it’s rare for them to stop. Many EYH conferences such as the one at San Jose State have been happening for more than 30 years.
Hundreds of girls from local middle schools or high schools arrive in the morning and the excitement is palpable. After listening to a motivating introductory speech by a women computer scientist from Google or a physicist from Sandia National lab, the girls go to workshops all led by women, where they explore topics such as Something Fishy about marine biology, Love at First Byte on computer Science or Rootbeer, Cheese and a Kiss about mold and fermentation. For many of them, this is the first time they have been on a college campus and have seen science and math come alive in hands-on experiments and activities.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I know that this program works! In high school, I attended a series of hands-on workshops, influencing my decision to pursue engineering undergraduate and master degrees and to continue in a science field.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Extremely enthusiastic and dedicated and appreciative of working with other women in STEM.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Fund all of the current conferences, increase the number of conferences and overall, increase the number of women in STEM
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I've served as a board member for 5 years, attended conferences and led a workshop with girls.