EYH North Florida

EYH North Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is food provided?
Yes, Lunch (Pizza) will be provided. Please indicate during the registration if you require a vegetarian option.

If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please feel free to bring your own snacks and lunch as we cannot accommodate to everyone's specific dietary needs.

2. Is there a registration fee?
Yes. There is a small registration fee to cover expenses. This year the student fee is $15, thanks to generosity of J&J and you can use your credit card through Eventbrite's website to pay securely.

3. What happens if I have to cancel my registration?
If you find out that your daughter/student can no longer make the conference after applying, please contact registration@eyhnf.org and let us know that your daughter/student can no longer attend.

4. Why is there a need for special conferences just for girls?
The 2000 Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development (CAWMSET) stated, "Today's U.S. economy depends more than ever on the talents of skilled, high-tech workers. To sustain America's preeminence we must take drastic steps to change the way we develop our workforce. An increasingly large proportion of the workforce consists of women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities- groups not well represented in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields." Furthermore, our whole nation profits when women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.

5. What type of workshops are held?
Each EYH conference features hands-on activities. These are the "bread and butter" of every Expanding Your Horizons event. At EYH conferences girls participate in fun and challenging hands-on math, science and engineering activities led by women mathematicians, scientists and engineers.

Through these important hands-on workshops, young women learn that studying math and science can be fun! They participate in fun experiments and learn about the importance of studying as much math as possible in high school. By using local volunteers to lead workshops, girls meet with mathematicians, engineers and scientists who live and work in their own communities, who serve as role models at the conference, and who may serve as possible mentors in the future.

6. When does registration open?
Registration usually opens in the early new year. We will announce when registration opens via email and on our Facebook site. Note that space is limited and the conference fills up quickly. We encourage you to register early.

7. How do I register my daughter(s) for the conference?
The preferred method of registration is through our Eventbrite page, https://eyhnf2019.eventbrite.com. You can fill in all of your students's information and pay securely on their website. If you have any questions or issues, or would like to register 8 or more girls to attend, please email us at registration@eyhnf.org.

If you would like to register 10 or more students please contact us at info@eyhnf.org and we will work with you to register them.

8. What if we cannot afford the registration fee?
Thanks to our generous corporate sponsors, such as Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, The Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville Beaches Woman's Club, and Ponte Vedra Beaches Woman's Club, we do offer limited scholarships for students who are affiliated with some of our partner organizations or would otherwise be unable to attend. Please email registration@eyhnf.org to fill out a scholarship application and we will contact you if their are available scholarships.