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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. 

KAWSE Ambassadors Student Organization - Represent Women in STEM at local school visits

The new 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! 

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Contact KAWSE Ambassador President Bernadette Drouhard for more information!

Host a high school student for a day

Our EXCITE program brings high school students on campus to experience a day in the life a woman in STEM! Each participant is paired with a current K-State student (that’s you!) who is majoring in a field of their interest. Together you and your “shadow” attend class, share a free lunch, tour campus, and discuss what it’s like to be in a STEM major at K-State.

To volunteer, contact the KAWSE Program Coordinator, Sara Heiman.

Fall 2017 Shadow Days

September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)

October 13, 2017 (Friday)

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

Facilitate a STEM activity for middle school students

Each semester, KAWSE hosts’ Saturday workshops for middle school students to explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers via hands-on activities led by K-State faculty and students. This is done through our middle school outreach program, GROW, and is intended to support and encourage girls’ interest in STEM.

Fall 2017 Workshop

STEM Spooktacular - Saturday, October 28, 2017 

Sign up online to volunteer!