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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



Women in STEM Graduate Student Professional Development Dinner

“Implementing Intellectual Property and Commercialization in Science Careers”

Wednesday, February 20th, Bluemont Room, 2nd Floor K-State Student Union

RSVP by February 14th

Graduate students are invited to join Dr. Caronda Moore, Licensing Associate at KSU Institute for Commercialization for a dinner-hour chat about a non-traditional career in intellectual property. Additionally, the chat will include benefits of implementing intellectual property to advance scientific careers for scientists at any stage in any scientific career field. Dr. Moore will share her career journey from a traditional scientist to a non-traditional scientific career in intellectual property. She will also share and discuss tips for women inventors. Space is limited, RSVP  required.


KAWSE Ambassadors

Regular Meetings

Every other Thursday, starting Feb 14th 

6-7 pm

K-State Student Union, room 207


Join us for our first official meeting of the Spring semester! The KAWSE Ambassadors will be decorating cookies, making chocolate covered strawberries, marshmallows & pretzels. The KAWSE Ambassadors student organization is dedicated to supporting and encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in STEM. KAWSE supports a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Human Ecology, and Veterinary Medicine. More information can be found on the KAWSE website at http://www.k-state.edu/kawse/SucceedVolunteer.html




2019 Health Professions Summit

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

K-State Student Union


This is a day of informational sessions and interactive workshops for students interested in a career in health.

The event will include seven professional schools from different health designations for students to explore what the next steps are after completing an undergraduate degree as a pre-health student.

Register to attend online. The cost to attend the event is $15. A McAlister's box lunch will be provided.


Sarah Lamm 

Career Chat with Sarah Lamm

Lunch provided!

Wednesday, March 20th


Room 202, K-State Student Union

Click here to RSVP by March 8th 


“K-State graduate Sarah Lamm ‘18 will talk about how K-State helped her create the career path of her dreams. While at K-State she triple majored in chemistry, geology, and geography. She had her first internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2016 working on the ChemCam instrument on the Curiosity Rover. She return to Los Alamos National Laboratory the following two summers before starting graduate school. Lamm is still working with Curiosity at Northern Arizona University where she is pursuing a PhD in Planetary Science." Lunch will be provided. RSVP is required



Save the Date!

Career Chat with Joanna Berhman

Tuesday, March 26th, noon-1pm

Lunch Provided

Room 204, K-State Student Union


Click here to RSVP by March 19th


Join us for a free lunch and Q&A with Joanna Behrman, K-State Alumna and Ph.D. candidate in History of Science & Technology at Johns Hopkins University. Joanna will also be presenting “Bridging Physics and the Househod: Madalyn Avery’s Career at KSU”.  


Women in STEM Volunteer Opportunities


Shadow Days

EXCITE! Shadow Days

April 10

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



KAWSE Ambassadors Meeting

Regular Meetings, every other Thursday, starting Feb 14th

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.


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!