Students will receive their workshop schedule at conference check-in.  Workshops are assigned considering the preference indicated during registration and workshop size limitations.  We cannot guarantee the same workshops, but we can attempt to coordinate your daughter's schedule for the day so that she has the same lunch and special activity session as her friends or sister.

The EYH conference is designed so as to expand your daughter's horizons and for her to learn new things! Please have her keep an open mind and try something new. Workshops will be assigned according to the payment time stamp, so register early and preferably online. Workshop limits are set so that each girl gets personal attention and hands-on experience. We try to give each student at least one of their top five preferences.

Typical workshops offered for the Tri-Valley EYH Conference are:

Amazing Every-Day Chemistry

We are surrounded by chemistry every moment of the day. We will discuss some of the amazing chemistry associated with common household stuff using interactive demonstrations and experiments. You will then explore the chemistry behind disposable diapers and use your science and math skills to compete in a “Diaper War” experiment to determine, based on experimental results, how much water a disposable diaper can hold and the effectiveness of the polysno vs cotton. Are you up to the challenge?

Bristle Bots

Build a tiny robot out of a motor and a toothbrush head. You will build the robot, then race the robot against each other!

Engineering Bridges with Pasta

Have you ever thought about becoming an Architect or a Structural Engineer? Come and enjoy a workshop where we will be building bridges using one of the most common ingredients in our diet: pasta! You will work with a variety of pasta shapes, glue and basic tools to develop and test a smallscale bridge while learning about basic principles of structural engineering, architecture and design.

Experiments in Space – where no one can hear you scream

See ice, water and steam at one time.  Coat a penny with gold.  Figure out what happens to water, light, and sound when there is no air.  Watch a marshmallow Peep blow up.  These hands on experiments promise noise and fun.

Fun With Science

Experience an exciting fast paced collection of experiments demonstrated by hands-on volunteers. You will enjoy exploring light, states of matter, air pressure, electricity, chemistry & more.

Get to Know Your Brain!

Participants will dissect a sheep brain and compare the neuroanatomy with a human brain.  We will also discuss brain function as we are dissecting certain brain areas.

Green Power!

How do we capture energy from the environment to generate the electricity we use every day? In this workshop, you’ll work with a small team to design, build, test, and optimize a model wind turbine for maximum power output. You’ll learn some of the physics behind wind energy and explore how principles of engineering, math, science, and art can be combined to create Green Power!

Help Solve a Cyber Crime

A serious crime was committed at a high school involving computers.  Your assistance is needed in investing the crime and to see if you can figure out who committed the crime.  See if you can solve this actual crime.

Ice cream, chemicals, and wells oh my!

Come and learn how we impact the water stored underground while eating ice cream! Attendees will learn about groundwater, contamination, and how water wells work while making make an edible aquifer.

Inside Computer Technology

Have you ever wondered what is inside a computer and how it works? At this hands-on workshop you will take apart a computer, learn what each critical component does, put the computer back together again, and see if the computer will restart.  You will also use the command line interface to issue commands to complete some tasks.

Intro to Arduino Programming

You will work with the electronics board Arduino, as well as all its parts needed to create basic circuits. You will learn the basics of programming in Arduino to create fun projects.

Look Out! We're Surrounded by LEGO™ Robotics

Join us in discovering the many robots that we use every day, and some we do not! Build, program, and run a real LEGO™ robot. Cheer your team's robot on in a demonstration!

Mock Negotiations

How to ask for what you want and actually get it!  Learn about basic negotiation skills and how to apply to real life situations.  During the workshop you will learn tips on how to achieve a win/win agreement.

Reverse Your Tastebuds

How can we taste so many different things? How does our tongue work to allow us to taste sweet, salty, and sour foods? Why can’t every food taste sweet like sugar? Well, maybe they all can! With this miraculous natural fruit, it will turn your taste buds upside down. Discover the science behind taste and the biochemical signaling events that make it all possible.

Soft Circuits: Electronic Bling is the Thing!

Soft circuits, also known as electronic textiles (e-textiles), are electrical circuits created using flexible conductive materials (such as conductive threads and fabrics) in conjunction with electronics components (such as LEDs, batteries, switches, and sensors). You will learn the basics of sewable circuits and apply that knowledge to a craft project: a tiny stuffed monster with light-up eyes!  Knowing how to sew is helpful, but not required. 

Solar Suitcase

Learn about electric energy from solar panels and the "Solar Suitcase" from WeShare Solar, a small off-grid, portable electric system that is being used in energy-poor regions of the world to bring light to the world's neediest people. You will learn about solar panales and electricity by building some simple circuits and then have a chance to help put together a Solar Suitcase.

Wild STEM Magic

Learn about careers using highly-interactive magic-based experiments to demonstrate several key STEM concepts. You will help design experiments to solve magical mysteries and  test magical prototypes to discover if  new inventions are working as intended. Join the fun to change the ordinary into something extraordinary.

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Registration is Closed

Registration Is Closed

Thank you for your interest in Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons. Registration is currently closed. Please join us for the next conference on February 22, 2020. Registration will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday January 21, 2020.

If you are looking for other events like EYH, please check out other STEM opportunities in the Bay Area.