Expanding Your Horizons

madiSTEM: Making A Difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Formerly the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference at JMU

madiSTEM: Making a Difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a one-day STEM conference at James Madison University designed for girls in grades 6-8.

Participants engage in exciting, hands-on workshops organized by JMU faculty, attend presentations by women in STEM careers, and interact with JMU students who are studying STEM fields. Parents and teachers are invited to attend madiSTEM with their students.  We plan to offer adult workshops again this year.  Parents and teachers are also welcome to accompany their students to all of their activities.

All participants will receive breakfast and lunch. There is no registration fee, but all students and accompanying adults and teachers must register in advance. We thank our generous sponsors for enabling us to offer madiSTEM to participants free of charge.

Mission Statement: madiSTEM (Making a Difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at James Madison University is designed to engage girls in high-quality hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities and small-group interactions with female scientist role models to foster and support the girls' interest in STEM fields, to increase their awareness of opportunities in STEM-related careers, and to empower them to see themselves as future participants in these fields and careers.

For more information and to register for the 2023 conference, please visit their page found Here


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Conference Email Address: madistem@jmu.edu

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