Expanding Your Horizons

in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Friday, November 17, 2017
Missouri University of Science and Technology  |  Rolla, Missouri

A one-day conference for 7th and 8th grade girls
Keynote Speaker:
Colonel Martha K. Brooks
Topic: Successful Women Communicate Differently

School Preregistration

Friday, October 20, 2017
Fee – $25 per student

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Bright Horizons

Engineers and scientists take on the world's toughest challenges every day. Their discoveries improve the lives of people all over the world. Who are these engineers and scientists? Where do they work? What do they do? You can learn all that and more!
    •    Learn about career opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
    •    Discover how interesting and fun math and science can be
    •    Meet other young women interested in science and math
    •    Form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations

What Will We Do?

The conference begins with an opening welcome and keynote presentation.

The rest of the day is devoted to workshops and activities. Each workshop is a small class or discussion led by professionals who have careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. You will attend two workshops, a keynote speech, and activities.


Who is Invited?

Young women in grades 7 and 8, with accompanying adults/sponsors, who are interested in mathematics and science.

How Can I Learn More?

Missouri S&T’s EYH program is part of the Expanding Your Horizons Network (EYHN). EYHN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing gateway STEM experiences to middle and high school girls that spark interest in STEM activities and careers. 


EYH Keynote Speaker

Colonel Martha K. Brooks

COL Brooks assumed duties as the Director of Public Affairs U.S. Army North on July 13, 2016. Prior to her assignment in ARNORTH, she was the Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Army Europe from July 2014 to July 2016.  Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Army Central Command at Fort McPherson, GA from July 2007 to July 2011 and the Chief of Public Affairs in Japan and 9th TSC. COL Brooks has had about 17 successful years of professional public relation assignments.

COL Brooks was chosen to be the Army Representative for the 2012 and 2013 Annual 84th and 85th Academy Awards (Oscars). COL Brooks job was to interview nominees and ask celebrities to give shout outs to soldiers down range. Her EYH presentation will focus on how "Successful Women Communicate Differently."

COL Brooks’ most memorable event in her Army career has been escorting Michael Jackson the “King of Pop” in Japan and getting him to visit her Soldiers at Camp Zama, while there she was able to assist Michael Jackson with the promotion of one of her fellow Soldiers.

COL Brooks is a graduate of Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama. She entered active duty as a second lieutenant in May 1990 following commissioning through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer.  In 2001, she was assessed as a 46A Public Affairs Officer.

COL Brooks has served in a variety of assignments and positions from Platoon Leader to Director of Public Affairs.  Her previous operational assignments and positions include:  Fire Control Platoon Leader, Maintenance Platoon Leader, and the Executive Officer/Shop Officer, 4/43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Giessen, Germany during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Assistant Materiel Officer and the HHC, 15th Ordnance Battalion, Company Commander; Logistics Observer Controller, GFRE (Ground Forces Readiness Enhancement) team simulation exercise group; HHC, 59th Ordnance Brigade, Company Commander, and 82nd Battalion Executive Officer; Plans and Operation Officer, 23rd ASG; Media Relations Officer, OCPA Pentagon, Deputy and Director of Public Affairs, USARJ and 9th TSC; TWI (Training With Industry) Ketchum PR Firm Chicago and Deputy of Public Affairs, Third Army/ARCENT/CFLCC, Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Director of Public Affairs U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR). Her operational deployments include Operation Desert Storm and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and Operation IRAQI Freedom.

COL Brooks’ military education include the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Ordnance Branch Qualification Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, Public Affairs Officer Course, Contracting Officer Representative Course, Training with Industry Program, Ketchum PR Firm (Chicago, IL), Equal Opportunity Management Course, and Nuclear Biological Chemical Officer Course.

COL Brooks’ military decorations include the Legion of Merit,  Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (2 OLC), South West Asia Service Medal (2 OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (3 OLC), NATO Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal - Saudi Government, Kuwait Liberation Medal - Kuwait Government, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

COL Brooks is married and has one daughter age twelve.

  • Enrollment
  • Fees & Registration
  • Cancellation


Enrollment is limited to 30 students per school. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis (based on receipt of registration and payment).

NOTE:  For each 15 students participating, one adult supervisor is required.  The school or teacher is responsible for transportation.
Check-in is from 8:00 am to 8:45 am at Castleman Hall, 400 W. 10th Street, Rolla, Missouri.

Fees & Registration

Fee is $25 per student 

Teachers will be responsible for collecting fees ($25 per student) and completed registration forms from interested students. Once all registrations and payments are collected, please mail them as a group to:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Professional and Continuing Education

216 Centennial Hall
, 300 W. 12th Street

Rolla, MO  65409-1560

PLEASE NOTE:  Registrations will NOT be accepted by fax, email, or phone.



Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund by November 6, 2017.  After this date, only substitutions will be allowed.
For more information, please contact Tammy Mace at 573-341-4200 or macet@mst.edu


Contact Us.

Professional and Continuing Education

300 W. 12th Street, 216 Centennial Hall
Rolla, MO  65401-1560
Phone:  573-341-4200
Fax:  573-341-4992
Email:  pce@mst.edu