Expanding Your Horizons

in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Fall 2019
Missouri S&T  |  Rolla, Missouri

A one-day conference for 7th and 8th grade girls
Keynote Speaker:
Topic: TBA

EYH is an annual S&T youth conference and one of our most popular campus events. The 2019 EYH Conference is still in the planning stages; updated information will be posted here as soon as its finalized.

School Preregistration


Volunteer Registration



Interested in hosting a workshop, or you have an idea for an awesome educational workshop in STEM related fields? Let us know!

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


Karen Squires Foelsch

Karen Squires Foelsch is a passionate, “get stuff done” seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience. Currently, Karen is Principal Consultant, C-Suite Advisor Business Risk Management at MSG Consulting, LLC. She helps executives understand and ameliorate risks in their businesses, focusing on entity structure/organizational design, business processes, financial controls, IT security, IT processes, and quality assurance/ metrics. She has worked in 14 countries and retains an intimate understanding of Japanese culture.

Previously she was a senior vice president with Pearson and oversaw quality in assessment program delivery for all processes across the assessment services lifecycle. In her roles in Pearson Test Measurement & Research Services, Karen drove the creation, build-out and management of the 650-person assessment development services group which supported over $700M in educational testing programs for state education agencies. At Monsanto Company, she held increasing levels of responsibility in her roles, finishing as IT security manager responsible for global IT security.

Throughout her career, Karen has driven improvement initiatives for infrastructure, staffing, business processes, monitoring and metrics.

Karen’s passion for giving back has been shown through her role as a certified mentor for the Kansas City chapter of SCORE.ORG; founding president and then advisor for the Greater Iowa City Area Dollars for Scholars and Student Scholarship groups; membership in the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) Computer Science Advisory Board; membership and board leadership roles in the S&T Academy of Computer Science; and membership in the S&T Order of the Golden Shillelagh. She is the former president of the Association of Test Publishers Education Division. Karen has received a number of civic and professional awards, culminating in an honorary Professional Degree in Computer Science from Missouri S&T in recognition of career achievement and ongoing support for the university.

Karen received her bachelor of science in computer science (cum laude) from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1989. She holds an Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and has taken graduate courses in educational measurement & statistics from the University of Iowa. She retains her Certified Information System Auditor (non-practicing) credentials from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Karen lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with Marissa Foelsch, her 9-year-old daughter with the late Paul E. Foelsch, and their 90-pound Labrador Retriever, Lady Noriko Foelsch.

  • 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.


Our team is available to answer your questions about S&T’s Expanding Your Horizons Conference.

Professional and Continuing Education
Phone: 573-341-6222   |   Fax: 573-341-4992

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