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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 community outreach events, like local science fairs or open houses. One of the most popular Ambassador opportunities is hosting high school students during EXCITE Shadow Days events. 

Shadow Days

EXCITE! Shadow Days: October 2, October 16 and November 6, 2019

The KAWSE office is 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. Together, you will go to class, take a tour of campus, visit 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. More details are available on our position description

To volunteer, please complete our online form

Questions? Need more information? Email the KAWSE office at kawse@ksu.edu or call 532-6088. 


The Big Read Wichita Outreach Event

Along with K-State Research and Extension, the Science Communications Initiative, and other partners, KAWSE will host a STEM-themed activity booth for youth and their families during an open-house fair on October 12 from 12-5. We need 1-2 volunteers to run the booth and share your enthusiasm for STEM, K-State and the KAWSE Office! To volunteer, please email morgangreene@ksu.edu. 


 

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

New Member Interest Meeting! September 3 - Flower Pot Painting Party! Join us for donuts and fruit, paint a keepsake flower pot, and meet other women in STEM majors. 6-7pm; Student Union Room 203.

Regular member meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm: September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10. All meetings are in Student Union Room 203.  

Events

Classroom Visits TBD

Contact

Questions? Interested in joining our organization? Click here to contact our Secretary, Payton Masoner. 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 - Payton Masoner

Community Outreach Chair - vacant

Marketing & Communications Chair - vacant

Fundraising Chair - vacant

Open House Chair - vacant

Social Media Chair - vacant

Officer Position Descriptions