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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Volunteer Opportunities

Serving as an Ambassador for KAWSE is a great way to add volunteering experience to your resume! KAWSE Ambassadors can serve in a variety of roles for our office, from representing us at K-State events, to local outreach events, such as science fairs, and so on. One of the most popular Ambassador opportunities is hosting high school students during EXCITE Shadow Days events. 

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Represent Women in STEM at local school visits

Represent KAWSE along with fellow Ambassadors on a visit to local middle/high schools. During these school visits, you will have the opportunity to talk with a group of students about your experience as a woman majoring in a STEM field at K-State. You also will be able to discuss the many career opportunities available to women in these majors, and advertise our GROW & EXCITE programs that can help students explore STEM fields. This is a great way to support young girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math! Contact Bernadette Drouhard at bdrouhard@k-state.edu for more information!

Host a high school student for a day

Our EXCITE program brings high school students on campus to experience a day in the life a woman in STEM! Each participant is paired with a current K-State student (that’s you!) who is majoring in a field of their interest. Together you and your “shadow” attend class, share a free lunch, tour campus, and discuss what it’s like to be in a STEM major at K-State. To volunteer to host a student, please contact the KAWSE Program Coordinator, Sara Heiman, at sjheiman@ksu.edu.  

Spring 2017 Shadow Days

Wednesday, Feb 15th

Wednesday, March 15th

Wednesday, April 12th

Facilitate a STEM activity for middle school students

Each semester, KAWSE hosts’ Saturday workshops for middle school students to explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers via hands-on activities led by K-State faculty and students. This is done through our middle school outreach program, GROW, and is intended to support and encourage girls’ interest in STEM. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact the KAWSE Program Coordinator, Sara Heiman, at sjheiman@ksu.edu

2017 Workshops

Going for Gold: The Science Behind the Olympics – Saturday, February 25th

GROWing Green – Saturday, April 22nd

GROW & EXCITE Summer Workshops – June 7-9, 2017