Jammin' with the Arts
September 22, 2012
GROW in collaboration with the School of Music, Theater and Dance hosted this event. 6th - 8 th grade girls learned how scientists and engineers work together with performing arts professionals to create art and beautiful music together.
June 20-22, 2012
At our 13th annual Summer Workshop girls 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 57 girls 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 14, 2012
In honor of Earth Day, at this event girls from across the state of Kansas learned about ways that scientists and engineers are helping to protect the environment. Check out the event program for more specific details!
February 18, 2012
At this event girls from across the state of Kansas learned about ways that scientists and engineers help people with disabilities. Faculty and students from Disability Services, biology, chemistry, kinesiology, electrical & computer engineering and architectural engineering led hands-on activities. Check out the event program for more specific details! The girls also participated in a design project where they modified a playground to make it more accessible for children with various disabilities. Through the engineering design process small groups brainstormed ideas and created a prototype of their product to present at the closing session.
Engineers & Scientists to the Rescue
September 24, 2011
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.
All for Animal Health
November 5, 2011
At this event, girls from all over Kansas learned about how scientists and engineers help make animals lives easier and healthy.