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Next Conference:

March 11, 2017
Mount St. Mary's University
Chalon Campus, Los Angeles

Logistics

1. How do I contact you?
You may call us at 310-463-2008 or e-mail us at math_science_interchange at yahoo.com.

2. When should I drop off my child?
Conference check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.; the program begins at 9:30 a.m.

3. When should I pick up my child?
The conference ends at 2:45 p.m. Please be prompt in picking up your daughter.

4. What is the cost to register?
The cost for each student or adult is $15. This fee includes lunch and all workshop materials.

5. That's such a low price! How do you keep your fees so low?
The cost of lunch is indeed greater than the cost of our registration fees. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Math/Science Interchange covers the shortfall through donations from local organizations and supporters who are also committed to bringing math and science opportunities to young women in the Los Angeles area. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, 100% of all donations go toward making the conference accessible to everyone.

Donations are accepted and are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to "Math/Science Interchange." Contact us with any questions at math_science_interchange at yahoo.com.

6. May I accompany my daughter during the day?
No. There are capacity constraints due to fire codes so we request that parents do not accompany their daughters during the day. We have also noticed that girls are more inhibited when their parent or guardian accompanies them. In the interest of providing your daughter with the most enriching experience possible, adults are not allowed to accompany their daughters to the program. There is a separate program that adults may attend. The cost for the adult program is $10 per person.

7. Is there a vegetarian option for lunch?
Yes.

Registration

1. What is the deadline to register?
Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We have a maximum capacity of 300 girls and 50 adults. Once we reach this limit, we stop registration. Our registraiton limit has often been reached at the end of February.

2. How do I register my daughter?
Registration may be initiated on-line. On-line registration is not complete until
we receive payment. At this time, we only accept checks made out to "Math/Science Interchange." You will receive a confirmation postcard once your registration is complete.

Alternatively, you may print out the registration form and mail the completed form, along with your check made out to "Math/Science Interchange." You will receive a confirmation postcard once we receive your registration.

3. How do I register several students at one time?
Registration for multiple students may be completed on-line. All postcards will be mailed to one address. Please be prepared to enter the students' names and subject category preferences. At this time, we only accept checks made out to "Math/Science Interchange." You will receive a confirmation postcard once your registration is complete.

Alternatively, you may print out the group registration form and mail the completed forms, along with your check made out to "Math/Science Interchange." You will receive confirmation postcards once we receive your registration.

4. How do I register an adult for the conference?
Registration may be initiated on-line. On-line registration is not complete until we receive payment. At this time, we only accept checks made out to "Math/Science Interchange." You will receive a confirmation postcard once your registration is complete.

Alternatively, you may print out the form and mail the completed form, along with your check made out to "Math/Science Interchange." You will receive a confirmation postcard once we receive your registration.

5. How do I register multiple adults for the conference?
At this time, adults must register one at a time, although you may send one check and a list of the adults and/or students whose registration is being paid.

6. As an adult, if I only intend to listen in on the keynote speaker and have lunch, do I need to register?
Yes. Only registered attendees are allowed to attend conference events. Registration of all participants also helps us ensure that participants are on site, because they are accompanying a student attending the conference.

7. Is my 3rd grade or 9th grade daughter eligible to attend?
We welcome students of all grades, but the material may be too advanced or too elementary for your daughter.

8. Is my son eligible to attend?
We welcome all students, but your son should keep in mind that the vast majority of participants will be female.

9. Do you offer group discounts?
Sorry, but no.

10. Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. We have a limited number of scholarships. Please contact us at 310-463-2008 or math_science_interchange at yahoo.com.

11. Our schedule has changed and my daughter can no longer attend. Can I transfer her registration to someone else?
Yes. Please pass the confirmation postcard to the student who will attend in your daughter's place. The postcard is your proof of registration.

Schedule
1. When will I receive my schedule?
You will pick up your schedule when you check-in on the day of the conference.

2. What is a student's typical schedule like?
The conference begins with registration, at which students receive their schedule.
Everyone attends the keynote speaker session followed by a hands-on workshop.
Lunch is served, then students attend two additional hands-on workshops. Finally,
we gather together to thank everyone for coming and pass out door prizes.

3. Can I request a specific workshop?
No. Each student requests a subject category that they prefer, e.g., Health, Physics, or Math. We optimize the students' schedules so that each girl is placed in at least one and in no more than two workshops within this subject category. Thus, each girl can "expand her horizons" by being exposed to other areas of math and science.

If you would like to learn more about this optimization program, please contact us at math_science_interchange at yahoo.com. Optimization programs are widely used to maximize benefit subject to certain constraints. In this case, we attempt to maximize the number of girls placed in workshops in their chosen subject category, subject to the room capacity constraints dictated by fire codes.

4. Can I be placed in the same workshops as my friends?
No. The purpose of the conference is to "expand your horizons." It is important to meet the
greatest number of new people on conference day.

5. Can I switch workshops?
No. For safety, we must comply with fire codes that establish the maximum room capacities. Student schedules will be checked at the door.

Other
1. Is there any way I can help?
If you would like to help organize next year's Expanding Your Horizons Conference or have an idea of a good hands-on workshop, please contact us at 310-463-2008 or math_science_interchange at yahoo.com.