Home » Academic Programs » Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons in
Science and Mathematics

A day planned for girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the Hill Country area to explore math and science as high school and college study possibilities.

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Schreiner University
Kerrville, Texas

Check-in: Check in at Cailloux Campus Activity Center from 9:00-9:30 am
Conclusion end time: Pick up at Lot H Central Lot at 2:30 pm | Campus Map

Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons is an exciting, fun-filled day where 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls learn about careers in science and mathematics. Participants choose three labs to attend. In each lab they will meet professional women and college students in STEM fields who will talk to them about their paths to their careers. Lunch is provided and all materials are provided. T-shirts are available for the first 250 registrants.


$25, and includes 3 labs, lunch, all conference materials and a t-shirt to the first 250 registrants


  • Registration opens October 1st, 2021
  • Registration closes at midnight, October 13th, 2021
  • All registration must be completed online as there will be no paper from available to mail in.
  • Late Registration the day of the event will not be available.
9:00 am: Check in
9:30 Welcome
10:00 Lab 1
11:15 Lab 2
12:15 Lunch in the university Schreiner Diner
1:15 Lab 3
2:30 Pick up at Lot H Central Lot | Campus Map

Labs Offered

Gummy Bears Go Boom:
Explore chemical reactions, including why some things explode.

Escape Room: 
Use your knowledge of chemistry to solve the puzzle and escape!

Slime Lab:
Have some Halloween fun and learn about to make icky, gooey slime.

Environmental Scientist for a Day:
Learn what a watershed is and how humans can impact their quality and function.

What’s on the inside, anyway? Learn how to dissect an animal and see how the parts all fit together.

Fitness and Wellness:
What does it take to fit, really fit? Learn about how you test for healthy bodies.

Crime Scene Investigation:
Walk into a crime scene and discover the clues. Who did it?

Lava Lamps:
Discover the mystery and magic of lava lamps. How do they work?

DNA Divas:
Learn how to get the DNA out of an organism. What does it look like?

For Parents

Parking & Drop-off/Pick-up:
Pick up at Lot H Central Lot | Campus Map

The conference will conclude at 2:30. Please pick up your child at that time.

Payment option will be available through the online registration.

For more information, please email us at comuzzie@schreiner.edu

Sponsored by Schreiner University