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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Upcoming Events


Brown Bag Event for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Researchers 

Inclusion/Safety in Research Spaces

12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Friday, September 25th via Zoom 

Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry Peter Dorhout and Executive Director of KAWSE and Professor of Sociology Chardie Baird will be hosting a virtual brown bag. The goal is to learn from you, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, about the challenges and successes you are facing when creating/experiencing physical and cultural safety in your research spaces. VPR Dorhout is committed to incorporating what he learns from you in programming in K-State's research office. 

Please RSVP HERE by Wednesday, September 23rd at 4 pm. 

After submitting your RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the virtual event. 

​Save-the-Date! Brown Bag Event for Faculty 

Faculty are invited to their own Inclusion/Safety in Research Spaces Brown Bag Event with VPR Dorhout & Dr. Baird 

November 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

More information coming soon! 


2020-2021 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.
If you’d like to nominate someone to speak, please send the person’s name and a brief description of what they have done to be inclusive that you would like to hear more about to Amber Bebout at kawse@ksu.edu or you can do so anonymously using the Qualtrics survey: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bQHLb6LL5sjGQZL. In particular, KAWSE is looking for nominations for leaders who are equitably and structurally addressing (e.g., developing equitable tenure and promotion documents) how members of historically underrepresented groups are disparately affected by covid19 and social justice work.


FALL 2020 

Dr. Sonya Lutter, Department Head and Professor, Applied Human Sciences
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Consistency and accessibility are key elements of gaining trust. As frequently stated by members of the Kansas Leadership Center, leadership is mobilizing change and leadership in others. Dr. Lutter will discuss strategies for hearing all voices.


Dr. Amanda Gaulke, Assistant Professor, Economics
Monday, October 19, 2020, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
RSVP HERE by October 15th; Zoom details will be provided after RSVP is submitted 
Dr. Gaulke will initiate a conversation on how to be a good ally to those with disabilities and help them feel more welcomed and included at K-State.


University of Massachusetts 
Dr. Dessie Clark, Research Collaboration Coordinator, University of Massachusetts ADVANCE Program 
Dr. Ethel Mickey, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts ADVANCE Program 
Dr. Joya Misra, Sociology & Public Policy Professor, University of Massachusetts
Monday, November 2, 2020, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
RSVP HERE by October 29th; Zoom details will be provided after RSVP is submitted 
Description coming soon! 




Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies
Friday, February 12, 2021, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
RSVP HERE by February 10th; location & session description coming soon!


Associate Dean Katie Kingery-Page, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Architecture, Planning & Design 
Friday, March 5, 2021, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
RSVP HERE by March 2nd; location & session description coming soon! 

Dr. Bonnie Rush, Dean and Professor, Veterinary Medicine
Friday, April 2, 2021, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
RSVP HERE by March 31st; location coming soon!
Adjusting the process of collection and interpretation of teaching evaluations can strengthen constructive feedback obtained from students and shared with faculty. Indiscriminate appraisal of teaching evaluations can result in legitimizing biased reviews, which may impact faculty retention and morale.


Dr. Jessica Elmore, Associate Director of Diversity Programs, K-State Alumni Association
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
RSVP HERE by April 19th; location & session description coming soon!  

Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony

Postponed to Fall 2021 - KAWSE will host a combined recognition ceremony for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Awardees in the Fall 2021

Kansas State University 

This annual event, hosted by KAWSE, recognizes K-State women faculty and staff for academic achievements, such as earning tenure and promotion, being promoted to full professor, or winning a university wide award. Recipients of the KAWSE Award, ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series, and the KAWSE Postdoctoral Travel Fund are also recognized at this event. 


GROW and EXCITE Summer Workshops

SAVE THE DATE: June 9-11, 2021

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. 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.