Registration Deadline for Expanding Your Horizons STEAM Conference Is Oct. 5


Centralia College will host a half-day science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) conference for young women sixth through ninth grades on Saturday, Oct. 15, the college recently announced.

The conference, titled “Expanding Your Horizons,” is put on by the Lewis County Chapter of American Association of University Women and the Centralia College TRIO/TS programs.

The upcoming conference will be the 27th time the programs have combined for, not counting the two-year pause due to COVID-19, according to a news release.

“Expanding Your Horizons presents a unique opportunity for young women to increase their interest in careers in the STEAM fields, foster their awareness of the diversity of career opportunities in those fields and engage with female role models who are employed in those fields,” said conference organizers in a news release.

The conference runs from 7:45 a.m. to noon.

Attendees at this year’s conference can select between 19 different hands-on STEAM career workshops. All participants will be able to attend an assembly where students will help representatives from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry demonstrate the predictable — and sometimes unpredictable — reactions of matter, including some that have explosive results, according to the release.

Registration is limited and the registration deadline is Oct. 5. To register, call Kathleen with Centralia College at 360-623-8643.

Registration is $10 per family and scholarships are available.