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Expanding Your Horizons (EYH): A day of science and math exploration for middle school girls

April 18, 2020
Montana State University in Bozeman
For girls in grades 6-8 in 2019-20 school year

Registration opens March 16, 2020.

Expanding Your Horizons offers fun, hands-on workshops in areas like astronomy, paleontology, robotics, health, engineering, veterinary medicine, chemistry and much more!

Each year this one-day conference at MSU-Bozeman includes hands-on STEM workshops plus lunch, and group activities.

Spend a day at MSU, meet girls from around Montana and MSU students who are taking STEM classes and pursuing STEM field careers. You will get to try out some new, fun activities in MSU labs and studios. By the end of the day, you'll have some innovative and creative new ideas for thinking about your future.


$30 non-refundable registration fee. Includes lunch for participants. 

How EYH Works

Each participant attends four workshops, which are clustered into “color groups.” For example, the Cherry group will attend workshops 1, 4, 10, 15. Color group workshops and workshop descriptions can be see below.

Participants rank their top 8 color group choices during the registration process, so make sure you know which ones you want before registering.

Every effort will be made to place participants in one of their top color choices; however, this is not guaranteed. All groups are unique and aim to “expand your horizons.” Each color group is limited and fills on a first-come/first-served basis. The conference is limited to 280 participants. Workshops are listed in numerical order, not in the order of presentation.

Please note that EYH is an event for middle-schoolers only. We do not have space to accommodate parents. Thank you for your understanding.

Color Groups

At the link below please see the list of color groups, workshops and workshops descriptions. Participants rank their top 8 color group choices during the registration process, so make sure you know which ones you want before registering.

2020 EYH Color Groups with workshop descriptions will be posted at the end of February.


Registration will open online on March 16, 2020.

Day of Expanding Your Horizons

In the Morning:

Drop-off is at the Strand Union Ballrooms. Parent/chaperone please bring participants inside to check in. The SUB is located on Grant Street, just west of South 7th Avenue. Parking is available in the garage or lot off Seventh Ave. Parking is free on Saturdays.

Registration begins at 8:30am. Participants will check in at the registration desk and receive their EYH packet. Participants will meet with their color group leaders and wait for the Welcome and Keynote Presentation.

Participants will stay with their color group throughout the day, participate in workshops, color group activities and lunch.

Workshops and Group Activities take place in various classrooms and labs. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes as you will be walking around campus.

End of the Day:

Participants can be picked up in the Strand Union Building outside of the Ballrooms at 3 p.m. after the closing ceremony.

Want to Volunteer?

We need volunteers as GROUP LEADERS and PRESENTERS! Applications generally open in December prior to each spring's event.

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Want to be a Sponsor?

Sponsors help bring STEM education and outreach to girls from across Montana, including our most rural communities. For more information on how you can help, contact Nicole Soll with MSU Academic Technology and Outreach at nicole.soll1@montana.edu or call (406) 994-6633.

2019 Sponsors/Partners

Expanding Your Horizons is hosted each year by MSU Academic Technology and Outreach.


  • Zoot
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, MSU 
  • Foundant Technologies
  • Blackfoot
  • Advanced Electronic Designs

For More Information

Call MSU at (406) 994-6550 or (866) 540-5660 toll-free

Email ContinuingEd@montana.edu