June 20-22, 2012
At our 14th annual Summer Workshop students just completing the 5th - 7th grades came to stay at K-State for three days. They participated in a wide variety of hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities led by faculty and students. This year 45 middle school students attended the event and were divided into ten small groups. Each small group was assigned two K-State female STEM students as their mentors. The mentors stayed with their group the entire three days; participated in activities and stayed in the dorms with them. In the evening the girls got a taste of campus life - swimming, bowling, playing GROW Extravapalooza and hanging out in the dorms. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible!
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.