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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. 

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_026EmKJ1RrxDae1 

Questions? Need more information? Email the KAWSE office at kawse@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.


Feb 28 - March 21 - April 4 - April 18 - May 2

Location: K-State Student Union, room 205

Time: 6pm-7pm


Classroom Visits TBD


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


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