June 18-20, 2014
This summer, 17 middle school students attended our 15th annual Summer Workshop. The students spent three days on K-State's campus participating in a wide variety of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities led by faculty and students. Students were assigned to one of two groups. Each group was assigned two K-State female STEM student mentors. Activities were held in classrooms and laboratories on campus, and in the evenings the students explored the other side of campus life - swimming, playing games at Memorial Stadium, and hanging out in the residence halls. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible! Visit our Facebook page for pictures from the workshop - facebook.com/KStateKAWSE.
April 26, 2014
In honor of Earth Day! Students participated in hands-on activities led by K-State graduate and undergraduate students. All the activities explored some of the most new and innovative ways scientists & engineers are working to save our planet!
February 22, 2014
Scientists and engineers are involved in the design and production of all the products we use every day and the buildings we live, work and play in. At this event students explored the smallest room in the house – the bathroom! They discoverd how the work of scientists and engineers are involved in everything from the makeup we use to the toilet!
November 9, 2013
At this event, girls from all over Kansas learned about how scientists and engineers help make animals lives easier and healthy. Some of the activities include: "Saving Lives With Math," which shows how pharmacists contribute to the lives of animals; “Heart of the Matter” which allows students to explore the heart and circulatory system of different species and "Vet Med Careers," which explores the paths to careers in animal and public health.
Engineers & Scientists to the Rescue
October 5, 2013
K-State faculty and students from biology, engineering, vet med and public health provided hands-on activities that demonstrate how scientists and engineers help with disaster relief and preparation. Activities included "Don't Get Blown to Oz," an opportunity to discover the role public health officials play in making community decisions for human and animal health; and "Water Doctors", an exploration of the work of scientists to ensure water quality and safety after a natural disaster.