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Source: Susan Arnold Christian, 785-532-3395, susanac@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/excite/upcoming_events.htm
News release prepared by: Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715, mrankin@k-state.edu

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS IN 8TH AND 9TH GRADES BEING OFFERED AT K-STATE

MANHATTAN -- Five days of engineering, math and science exploration is the agenda planned for eighth- and ninth-grade girls at Kansas State University, June 23-25.

The eighth annual EXCITE! -- EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering -- Workshop will feature hands-on activities led by K-State faculty in tracts of biofuels, computer-gaming design, nanosensors, robotics, green roof design and principles of flight. Girls also will participate in hands-on labs in physics, chemistry, and electrical and mechanical engineering.

The EXCITE! Program is sponsored by the Women in Engineering and Science Program at K-State. The workshop has received financial support from Black and Veatch and scholarship support from the American Association of University Women.

Girls from the following cities will be participating: Abilene, Andover, Burns, Derby, El Dorado, Geneseo, Great Bend, Haysville, Healy, Kansas City, Kan., Liberal, Manhattan, McPherson, Mulvane, Overland Park, Quinter, Shawnee, Topeka, Wamego, Wichita and Winchester. Girls also will be attending from Kansas City, Mo., and Portland, Ore.

More information on registration for the EXCITE! Workshop is available at http://www.k-state.edu/excite/upcoming_events.htm.