Education Events

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is proud to announce the 7th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference on Saturday, November 1, 2014!

The conference will be in Hulman Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The online registration for the conference will open in October, 2014 and updated conference workshops and information will be available at also in October.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a national organization ( and the conference at SMWC is the only one in this region of Indiana. It is a one-day conference designed to motivate young women’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math and is open to young women in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

The keynote speaker and the workshop presenters are women role models who not only do exciting hands-on activities, but will also talk about their own career paths and how they became interested in STEM.  Dr. Anneliese Payne from the Education Department directs the conference and Dr. Monique Bate Akoachere  from the Mathematics and Sciences Department  hosts a chemistry-based science show in the afternoon.  There is a drawing for door prizes after the science show.

The 6th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference was held on Saturday, November 3, 2013.  Please see the article published in the Tribune Star after the conference for more information.


TWIST - a STEMsational Summer Enrichment Camp for Girls!

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Today’s Women in STEM Tomorrow (TWIST) is an exciting, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for girls in 6th – 9th grades. The TWIST summer camp is a fun-filled week of indoor and outdoor science adventures! Explore a natural habitat and get up close and personal with some of the native residents who share our big backyard; uncover the boundless possibilities of the digital world; discover the power of electricity and other sources of energy; and test your wits against the tallest trees in The Woods.

This fun, five day camp will be packed with activities, field trips and special guests, with special information for girls who are interested in STEM careers. You won’t want to miss TWIST!

Please see the links below for more camp information and the save date flyer.