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Welcome to the Parent Section of the EXCITE! Website!

What is EXCITE?

EXCITE! is designed to introduce young high school women to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. EXCITE! is a year round program that offers girls in the 9th - 12th grades opportunities on and off campus.

Girls entering 9th - 12th grades in the fall have the chance to participate in a three-day hands-on residential science and engineering camp held on the K-State campus in Manhattan, KS. The EXCITE! workshop allows students to work closely with K-State faculty and undergraduate students. 

During the school year girls are invited to one day campus events. These events focus on preparing for college as a STEM student and are led by K-State students, staff and faculty. 

What is an EXCITE! Event Like?

All EXCITE! events are held on the main campus at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Our upper level undergrad students, graduate level students, and professors help make EXCITE! events informational and fun at the same time. Your daughter will spend her time here at
K-State with trained Kansas State Student Mentors. These Mentors will stay with your child and her group throughout the entire event.

Our events during the school year are typically held during the week and are focused on preparing to come to college. Topics such as Shadow Day, Show Me the Scholarships and Ace the ACT...Slam the SAT are our most popular events. These events usually start around 9 a.m. and lasting until 3:00 p.m. Lunch is included.

Our summer workshop is a 3 day camp where the girls stay in a Kansas State Dormitory. All meals are provided.

Parent Links

EXCITE! is here to give you the resources you will need to encourage and challenge your daughter to look into the world of STEM fields.

The links below will take you to a listing of our free informational publications that will help you and your daughter learn about the options available to her.

  • This page is for teachers, parents, and youth professionals who wish to use the Dragonfly Web Pages with their children. It provides annotated links to essays about teaching and learning as well as annotated links to components of the Dragonfly Web Pages.