Brighter Horizons Math, Science and Technology Conference
took place on Saturday, March 8th, 2014
at California Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA

Brighter Horizons is presented by the AAUW (formerly American Association of University Women) Thousand Oak and Simi Valley Branches in cooperation with Camarillo and Ventura County Branches and in partnership with the City of Thousand Oaks and California Lutheran University.

Brighter Horizons Conference nurtures students' interests in math and science related subjects to encourage them to consider careers in technological fields. Students in 5th to 9th grades are invited to choose 3 different workshops each led by a woman who is a professional working in the subject field. Workshops include hands-on activities that demonstrate tasks related to the subject and that, hopefully, spark an interest in the student. Workshop topics have included Forensic Sciences, Entomology (study of insects), Astronomy, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry and Biochemistry for example. Thirty two workshops will be presented on diverse topics.

We had a very successful Conference this year with every seat full. Students came in from some distances but most from Ventura County. Fun activities in workshops included making a take-home catapult , solving a crime, holding a walking stick (insect), touching a brain.... All the students seemed to be having a great time. Parents were involved also in learning about finding the right college, tech jobs of the future and guiding their child to their true north.

Hope you didn't miss it. But if you did we will be back in March of 2016. Look for more info on our website in January 2016. We look forward to another great morning of learning and fun!

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