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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. 

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.

Fall 2018 Shadow Days

Sept 19 - Oct 3 - Oct 17 - Nov 14

Click here to volunteer! 

KAWSE Ambassadors Student Organization

Ambassadors Logo

The KAWSE Ambassadors student organization focuses supporting girls' interest in STEM through visits 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! 

The main goals of the KAWSE Ambassadors are to: 

  • Focus on supporting and increasing girls' interest in STEM through visits to local middle and high schools within the state of Kansas.
  • Create a network among college women in various STEM disciplines who can share experiences to help one another grow professionally and academically.
  • Expand the network of women in STEM to include similarly focused organizations, such as AAUW and SWE, and collaborate with them for events.
  • Provide members with professional development opportunities through public speaking and volunteering.
  • Remain low commitment while providing high impact opportunities for all involved.

Meetings

Every other Tuesday from 6-7 pm in the K-State Student Union Konza Room

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

Events

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.

Fall 2018 Shadow Days

Sept 19 - Oct 3 - Oct 17 - Nov 14

Click here to volunteer! 

Contact

Questions? Interested in joining our organization? Click here to contact our Secretary, Alison Chan. She can add you to our mailing list and give you access to our Ambassadors GroupMail. 

List of STEM majors supported by KAWSE

Officers

President - Marisol Munoz

Vice President - Angela Gearhardt

Secretary - Alison Chan

Community Outreach Chair - Maria Montes

Marketing & Communications Chair - Payton Masoner

Fundraising Chair - Sydney Vahling

Open House Chair - vacant

Social Media Chair - vacant

Officer Position Descriptions