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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Upcoming Events

Gain professional development and networking through attending our series of events planned for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Some of the benefits of participating in these programs:

  • low commitment – you chose when and what you want to be involved in
  • great resume builders – leadership, public speaking, presenting, teamwork, volunteering, mentoring, outreach, service, commitment to diversity & inclusion
  • professional development & career advice
  • networking & community building – make your experience at K-State more enjoyable and successful through the help and support of your peers

KAWSE Ambassadors

KAWSE Ambassadors Meeting

6-7 pm, K-State Student Union, Konza Room, Every other Tuesday

Sept 4 - Sept 18 - Oct 2 - Oct 16 - Oct 30 - Nov 13 - Nov 27

New/interested members are welcome! This organization is for undergrad & graduate students. Our goal is to be low-commitment while having a high impact. We meet every other Tuesday and you get to choose how much you want to be involved in our various initiatives. This group focuses on supporting girls’ interest in STEM through visits to local/middle high schools. It is also a great place to meet other women in STEM at K-State, like yourself, and participate in professional development and other volunteer outreach opportunities. To be added directly to the KAWSE Ambassadors mailing list, contact Alison Chan at achan@ksu.edu.


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Career Chat w/ Dr. Amanda Keddie

Tuesday, October 16th

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Leadership Studies Building, Room 201

RSVP Required - click here to register

Join us for a free lunch and Q&A with Dr. Amanda Keddie, Oz to Oz guest lecturer and Professor of Education within REDI (Research for Educational Impact) at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). Dr. Keddie will discuss her career path and answer your questions in this informal lunch setting. Dr. Keddie's research and writing is in the field of social justice, cultural diversity and schooling within Australian and UK contexts. All STEM majors welcome! 


Women in STEM Volunteer Opportunities

Shadow Days

EXCITE! Shadow Days

Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Nov 14

9 am – 3:30 pm

The KAWSE office is currently looking for student volunteers to host high school students for a “day in the life” experience as part of our EXCITE! Shadow Days program. Responsibilities would include hosting one or two high school students on campus at K-State between the hours of 9am-3:30pm on the dates listed above. You do not need to be available for all dates in order to volunteer. The students will go with you to class and you get to give them a tour of campus, show them your favorite spots, and answer their questions about college. Students are matched with you based on their interest in your major. Free lunch in the form of a $10 meal card to the K-State Student Union Food Court will be provided for each volunteer and student participant.

To volunteer, please complete this online form: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIr2yZHXf0Dl6rb

Questions? Need more information? Email the KAWSE office at kawse@ksu.edu


STEM Outreach at Kickapoo Boys & Girls Club

One Wednesday this Fall

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The KAWSE office is looking for student volunteers to visit the Kickapoo Tribal Nation Boys & Girls Club in Brown County sometime this fall semester. Our group will have 45 minutes to spend with the children, during which we can do hands-on STEM activities and talk about K-State. It’s a great opportunity to support underrepresented groups in STEM! The time commitment would be approximately 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on a Wednesday this Fall.

Interested volunteers should email the KAWSE office at kawse@ksu.edu

Save the Date! Career Chat with Daniel Stone

Wednesday, November 7

Noon-1:30 pm

K-State Student Union, Room 205

David Fairchild, K-State alumnus and Manhattan native — Fairchild Hall was named after his father, president of Kansas State Agricultural College from 1879 to 1897 — was a late 19th-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes, and thousands more foods to the American plate. Can you imagine life without these diverse crops? Meet "The Food Explorer" author, Daniel Stone, and discuss telling science-based stories in a free lunch session. RSVP required. Link coming soon. 

We want to hear from you!

KAWSE would like to plan programs and events tailored to your needs and interests as women in STEM fields at K-State. If there is something you wish you knew more about or an event you feel like you could benefit from, please reply to this message and share your idea(s). We appreciate your feedback! 

Career Fairs, Resume Critiques, & More

Visit K-State’s Career Center website to check the dates of upcoming Career Fairs. You can also drop by in the afternoons for a quick look over your resume, or schedule an appointment with an advisor for a more in-depth review. The Career Center offers a variety of services to support you in your professional endeavors!