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Conference Offers Girls Opportunity to Expand Career Horizons


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Golden, Colo., Feb. 11, 1997 -- Expanding Your Horizons, a conference for girls grades 6 - 9 and their teachers, parents and counselors, will expose students to the career opportunities open to them in math, science, technology and non-traditional occupations.

The conference will take place Saturday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Red Rocks Community College. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 14.

Students will participate in two hands-on workshops presented by women who work in the fields of computers, math, engineering, natural sciences, medical sciences, public service and the construction trades. Adults at the conference will attend separate sessions designed to increase awareness of opportunities and challenges for young women in dealing with gender equity issues, media literacy and how mass media effects young women in our society.

For more information on the conference, call 914-6213.

Expanding Your Horizons is sponsored by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Midwest Research Institute, Red Rocks Community College, the Institute for Gender Equity, the American Association of University Women, Communications World of Denver, the Department of Agriculture, Federally Employed Women, Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver, King Soopers, McDonalds, the TCI Adult Program and the Waxman's Industrial Network.

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