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November 1, 2023

On October 14th, a group from the USGS California Water Science Center hosted both a workshop and career table at the Sacramento State University Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference encourages middle school girls to explore STEM education and careers.

Learning experiences include: 1) Fun hands-on workshops; 2) Career Information and Demonstration Fair; 3) Role models to make STEM careers tangible; and 4) Interaction with University faculty & students and Industry Leaders.

The USGS morning workshop, called "Dive into the Bay-Delta," demonstrated the topics of chromatography, microscopy, and sediment cores. Then, during a lunchtime networking session, there was a USGS table hosted by two USGS hydrologic technicians where the girls learned what hydrotechs do and about future careers with the USGS.

These are photos from the October 2023 Expanding Your Horizons conference at Sacramento State University. The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a one-day science and math conference designed to encourage and empower middle school girls to explore education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


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