Expanding Your Horizons in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic

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

Saturday, October 15, 2022
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. The students will meet professional women and college students in the STEM fields who will share about their paths to their careers. Lunch and lab materials are provided. T-shirts are available for the first 250 registrants.


$25 (includes 3 labs and materials, lunch, and a t-shirt for the first 250 registrants)


  • Registration opens Sept 24
  • Registration closes at midnight Oct 11th, 2022
  • All registration must be completed online. Paper registration forms are NOT available.
  • Late registration (after deadline and day of 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’s diner “Schreiner Diner”
1:15 | Lab 3
2:30 | Pick up at Lot H Central Lot | Campus Map

Labs Offered

DIY Galaxy Slime:
Come make your own Galaxy Slime and learn all about the Milky Way.

Egg Drop: 
Who can design the best safe place for your egg?

Elephant Toothpaste/Gummy bear:
Come explore all the things that explode and maybe some chemistry.

Ghost Structures/Mine Sweeper:
Only one can build the best catapult and reach the farthest!

Crime Scene:
Investigate the scene and see if you can find the killer.

Network Firewall Configuration Simulation:
Network Firewall Visualization tool is intended to teach and reinforce key concepts including the use and purpose of a perimeter firewall, the use of separated subnets, the purposes behind packet filtering, and the shortcomings of a simple packet filter firewall.

Water Ecology:
Learn what a watershed is and how humans can impact their quality and function.

Frog Dissection:
What’s inside and how does it work? Come find out how each organ plays a part!

DNA Structures:
Build your own strand of DNA while learning all about it.

Escape Room:
Use your knowledge of math to solve the puzzle and escape.

Ocean Waves/Edible geodes:
Come make your own waves in a Jar while learning about the big blue sea.

Bath Bomb:
Come make a spooky bath bomb from scratch.

For Parents

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

Payment options are available through the online registration.

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

Co-Sponsored by:

Schreiner University

American Association of University Women

Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District

HSI- STEM Grant ’16 P031C160145

Welch Grant