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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering


2022 - 2023 

We will be holding all events via in-person, Zoom or a hybrid of both (please refer to each event's description to find out the location for that specific event).

We will continue to follow guidance from K-State, the CDC and KDHE to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students and so at this time, we do request in-person participants and KAWSE office visitors adhere to the current mask guideline.

We would love for you to visit us in the KAWSE office this semester if you are ever in Seaton! Or connect anytime with us by emailing kawse@k-state.edu. 

2022-2023 Inclusive Leadership Series 

The speakers in this series have been nominated by their peers for being inclusive leaders. Each event is scheduled for an hour. In the first 10-15 minutes, the speaker will discuss an action they have taken to increase diversity and/or inclusion. The remaining time will be for discussion.  The intended audience is anyone committed to enriching the lives of women in masculinized cultures. I encourage you not to think of leadership with a capital “L”- leadership can be big things, but it is also found in “small” everyday behaviors.

As we schedule speakers for this series, we will make that information available here and through our listserv emails. Below is a list of currently schedules sessions: 


Join us in the Student Union Konza room on October 18th from 2;00-3:00pm with HCS.  Maggi MB Denton, Leave & Accommodations Specialist from Human Capital Services will present the University's Parental Leave Policy outlining the procedure, leave benefit, and best practices.  Interactive conversation will empower University faculty, employees, and leadership to utilize the benefit.

Qualtrics RSVP -HCS 10/18/22

KAWSE Book Club 

This year we will be having a book club during the 2022 Fall and 2023 Spring semester, meeting once a month.  Details will be coming soon!

KAWSE Research & Writing Accountability Group

For many reasons, faculty who are members of historically underrepresented groups find it challenging to make time for their own research/writing. KAWSE has an online accountability group with a few face-to-face check-ins throughout the academic year to assist with this challenge.


Opportunities to have Broader Impact            GROW Saturday Workshop 

Save the Date: April 2, 2022 

K-State faculty, staff and students will be invited to design and facilitate a hands-on science, technology, engineering and/or math activity for middle school students at the Girls Research Our World (GROW) workshop on Saturday, April 2, 2022, on the K-State campus in Manhattan.

Activities should incorporate the workshop theme, which will be announced soon. KAWSE Program Coordinator, Morgan Greene, is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate facilitators’ area of expertise to the event theme.



GROW and EXCITE Summer Workshops

SAVE THE DATE: June 8-10, 2022

K-State faculty, staff and students are invited to design and facilitate hands-on science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) themed activities for middle and high school students during our 3-day, 2-night summer workshop! Unlike our Saturday Workshops, the Summer Workshops do not have a theme, so we welcome any STEM-based activity proposal. Activities range from 45-minute to 2-hours in length, can occur more than once and be held on one or more days of the event.

Activity proposals will open in March 2022. If you have questions prior to then, please contact the KAWSE Program Coordinator, Morgan Greene, at any time. You may also call the KAWSE office at 785-532-6088.

Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony 

The K-State Office for the Advancement of Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, hosts an annual Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony every fall. The ceremony recognizes K-State women faculty for academic achievements, such as earning tenure and promotion, being promoted to full professor, or winning a university-wide award. 

This year our WRC is postponed for a later date. 

Networking Opportunities

Informal gatherings are typically held once or twice per academic year with the purpose of providing the opportunity to meet and make connections with others who are committed to the advancement of women in STEM disciplines. Watch for announcements of these events on the ADVANCE listserv and here on our website.

KAWSE has scheduled a Welcome/Welcome back informal gathering in August.  Keep a lookout in our listserv for the details!