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Photos: Workshop shows girls science and math can be fun

Published: Saturday, March 12 2011 11:26 p.m. MST

Kaycee Adams, Sydney Lyons and Emmie Smith listen to the heartbeat of a dog in the veterinary room at ATK's Expand Your Horizons Conference at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City, Utah. The aim of the conference is to foster the interest of 300 girls from grades 6 through 12 in the realms of science and math. Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Mike Terry, Mike Terry, Deseret News

Instead of sleeping in, these girls chose to spend their free time Saturday learning about math and science at the third annual Salt Lake City Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) in Science and Mathematics Conference sponsored by ATK Aerospace Systems. The conference included a keynote speaker, as well as workshops involving building rockets, generating green energy, defying the laws of physics, and space exploration. Girls even had the opportunity to extract DNA. A total of 29 different hands-on workshops were offered, giving girls a first-hand opportunity to learn that careers in math and science can be fun.

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