GROW, or Girls Researching Our World, is designed for all students in sixth through eighth grades. The goal of the program is to increase girls' interest in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Students participate in hands-on activities presented by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. We offer one-day events and a summer workshop on the main K-State campus in Manhattan KS. All events focus on the role of scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals in making the world a better place.
Information about our events and programs, including how to register, can be found on our Upcoming Events page.
If you would like to receive email updates on programs and events, including our monthly newsletter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attending Going for Gold?
Registration will begin at 9:00am in Justin Hall room 163. Please arrive no later than 9:20 am! This will help all of us get to our activities on time. At this time you will receive all of your information for the day, meet your mentor, and wait for the opening session to begin. If you are running late, please call 785-532-6088 to let us know.
You must return the enclosed consent form prior to the event or bring it with you to registration on the 25th. If we don’t have your completed consent form, you will not be able to stay or participate in the event.
Directions to Manhattan & Parking
From the North
Take 24 or 113 South into Manhattan. Turn left on 113 (Seth Child Road), travel south to Anderson Avenue. Turn left on Anderson. Follow parking directions below.
From the West
Take I-70E to Exit 303 (K-18 N). Follow K-18 as it turns to Ft. Riley Blvd. Turn left at 17th Street (will see Taco Casa). Take 17th Street to the intersection of 17th and Anderson. The University entrance will be in front of you. Turn left on Anderson Ave. Follow parking directions below.
From the East or South
Take I-70W to Exit 313, or take K-177N Go over Kansas River bridge, take the Ft. Riley Blvd. exit. Turn right at stop light. Turn right at 17th Street. (Parkwood Suites at corner). Travel to stop light (Anderson Avenue), University entrance is in front of you. Turn left on Anderson Ave. Follow parking directions below.
To park behind Justin Hall, continue straight on Anderson until Manhattan Ave. Make a left onto Manhattan Ave. Turn left onto Petticoat Ln and follow the one-way road around a left curve. Keep right at the fork. The parking lot will be on your left . Parking is free on Saturdays.
Parking is free on Saturdays across campus, except at the Residence Halls and Reserved spots.
To park in the garage, go straight through the intersection at 17th and Anderson, pass the information booth near the K-State Union. Entrance located after information booth. There is a fee to park here.
What to wear
Make sure you dress for the weather and are prepared to walk. You will be walking to and from activities outside with your mentor throughout the day. Be comfortable and warm so you can have fun!