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Expanding Your Horizons Conference Workshops

Women in Forensic DNA Testing: It’s the X,X Factor

While not as glamorous as portrayed on the TV shows like CSI, the field of forensic science is a great way to apply science towards helping and serving the community. Get a brief introduction on the sources, interpretation, and identification of DNA. Come test your saliva, and see if you can identify a suspect!

Flex on ‘em: Learn to Test Your Reflexes with UW Medical Students

Learn how to test reflexes during a physical exam, why these are important, and how your nerves and muscles interact. Come learn what hitting your “funny” bone means!

Wetlands: A career in playing in the mud!

In this workshop we will be discussing what makes a wetland, how they are identified, why we care about their protection, and what regulations are currently in place to protect them. I will be brining in wetland plant specimens as well as showing how water moves through the landscape with a small scale model.

Recreational Drone Demonstration

Students can see demonstrations of DJI drones flown at the Edmonds College baseball field flown by the Edmonds College Flyers Club members. A presentation will be done to demonstrate the science and math of how DJI drones fly in the air.

Oh My Cod, my Filet-O-Fish comes from where?

Did you know that your California sushi roll and fish sticks come from one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world? What is sustainability you ask? Great question! Dive in and learn what it's like to be a fisheries biologist at-sea in Alaska. Come get fishy with us; learn about safety gear and how to identify fish.

Life as a Pencil: Technology for Land Measurement & Mapping

Learn techniques for survey mapping & land measurement, use a Total Station survey instrument, gain an understanding of how/why land measurement & mapping is used to support Civil Engineering projects.

Applied Math for Public Safety in the Floodplain

Ever noticed a house "on stilts" & wondered why it's so high? In floodplains, homes must be elevated above the top of the water during a catastrophic flood event: how do we know how high the home must be? Calculate a Base Flood Elevation & understand how math informs this element of public safety.

Roving on the Moon

Rovers are a kind of car like spacecraft that NASA uses to explore the surfaces of other worlds. Come build your own rubber-band powered rover than can scramble across the room. Stick around for a moon race to test out your design!

Construction. Can you dig it?

Come join us and meet our diverse group of women that thrive in a multitude of roles within the construction industry. Whether a Project Engineer, a Developer, an Owner, an Accountant, a Project Manager, or an Operations Vice President, all these women have one thing in common - they are all passionate about building for a better society and they each contribute uniquely. Come prepared to engage in a small-scale construction development to understand how projects work!

That’s Bright! Electricity is Amazing

Modern life depends on electricity. Build a simple circuit to help understand how power gets to where it is used.

Fast Track Training into a Career

How a 12-week training can get you into a STEM career. Save Time and Money!

Orcas and Otters and Octopuses, Oh My!

This region is home to some of the most intriguing organisms. Visit with Marine Biologist and Captain Ardi Kveven who founded the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) and learn about why the Salish Sea supports such a wide variety of cool critters. Experience what it’s like to be a student attending ORCA by dissecting otter scat, analyzing data and observing plankton.

What is that smell? The nose knows!

How well can you smell? We will explore the journey of odors from nose to brain and the connection to memories, mood and taste. You will learn about the chemical molecules behind smells and how small changes can have big effects.


STEM in My World Comparisons - Relationships and Measurements and Measurements

To help students implement the concepts implicit in comparison and measurements of everyday products. The major objective of this presentation and workshop is to show how easily, with a little imagination, existing products can be compared and measured. 

How do we engineer our cities to make it easier to get around and see our friends?

In this workshop, students will learn how cities make decisions about transportation and making our roads safe for kids to walk, bike, scoot, skate, drive, and take the bus. The session will be lead by local engineers that are working with cities of Lynnwood and Edmonds to make streets better for people of all ages but especially kids who just want to visit their friends and don't have a parent to drive them or access to a car.

Meet the Bees

Join us at the campus farm and get introduced to our colonies of honeybees. Put on a bee suit and get up close and personal with our fuzzy friends, or just watch from a distance. Either way, you'll learn all about our bees and their lifecycle.

Beads in a chain - How do nucleosomes on DNA help to treat cancer?

We need a better way to monitor tumors than the current way – tumor biopsies - which are expansive, invasive, and sometimes unfeasible. In this workshop you’ll learn how a simple blood draw, using nucleosomes and DNA sequences might replace the need in tumor biosies.

Turning Natural Water into Clean Drinking Water

Seattle’s water starts as snow that collects in watersheds in the Cascade Mountains. It travels through more than 1,800 miles of pipes from forest to faucet. The presentation describes this journey of how surface water is treated to drinking water standards.

Simple Machines: Making Work Easier

We use simple machines every day. Learn about how engineers use mechanical advantage to design machines. 

STEM Careers without a Traditional STEM Degree 

My workshop will be geared towards students who are not on a traditional STEM path. I will cover how I got into the STEM field with a degree in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington.