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EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS VIDEO CONTEST 2017
Ever wondered why the earth spins? How to make fruit ripen faster? Why straight hair never stays curled? Why dogs don’t see the color red? Make a video of yourself answering your own burning scientific question or problem and submit it for your chance to win a prize! Details below: Contest Regulations
Entry must be the contestant’s original work; groups entries are permitted
Entry must be less than or equal to 3 minutes in length
Judging will be based on adherence to contest regulations
Entry must use the scientific method
One (1) winner will be selected by the EYH committee and announced at the EYH Conference on March 11, 2017
The winning video will be played during the keynote address at the conference and will be featured on our website.
There are several way to send your video to us: send us the file via e-mail at email@example.com; upload the video to Vimeo, YouTube, or a similar site, and send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org; or put it on a usb drive and mail it to EYH at P.O. Box 4254, Tumwater, WA 98501. Make sure you include your name, school, grade, and video topic with your entry.
All entries must be received by February 19, 2017.
Melanie Golob, MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCLA, will be presenting the award and is the keynote speaker for the 2017 EYH Conference. She won the 2014 Flame Challenge award in the written category, answering the question “What is Color?” The contest is designed to explain complex science questions to a young audience. Ms. Golob will be discussing “How to Find Your Inner Scientist.”
"Why aren't there more girls in science, technology, engineering and math courses? "
In 1975 a group of professional women wondering about the reasons for this decided that not enough girls knew about women who had careers in STEM fields. They started brainstorming and their plan became the first "Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics" conference. The first conference was held in March 1976 at Mills College in Oakland, California. More than 200 young women attended and met women who were physicists, engineers, scientists, and physicians. Most of the girls came away from the conference with new ideas and the feeling that math and science were "okay". Expanding Your Horizons conferences have been held in cities across the United States. More than 625,000 young women have attended, participated, and enjoyed learning about career possibilities in the math and science fields in EYH events around the world since 1975. In Washington State, conferences are held in more than 10 cities throughout the year. The Expanding Your Horizons conference in Olympia is held in the spring. Organized and presented by a group of interested volunteers, our local conference has grown in attendance each year. Every spring more young women have an opportunity to explore what it might be like to have a career in math and science.