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Newsfront - February 20, 2009

Science and math conference being held for girls

The annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Math Conference returns Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus at 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. The conference, now in its 30th year, begins at 8:30 a.m.

The daylong conference is for young women in grades 6-9, from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District as well as schools in Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science. Those attending have opportunities to meet and interact with role models who are active in math- and science-related careers.

Keynote speaker Donna Djordjevich, a computer scientist from Sandia National Laboratories, who specializes in developing computer games, will share her background. At the conference, girls will meet and interact with professionals from industry, government, academia and public service, discussing career and education choices in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Two workshops will have hands-on science- and math-related activities, plus there will be a career fair. About 300 participants are expected.

The event is co-sponsored by volunteers from Sandia National Laboratory, Diablo Valley College, the American Association of University Women and Lawrence Livermore National Security. Register online at or call 422-2453.