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Shadow Days

Fall 2022 EXCITE Shadow Days - Coming soon!

High school students are invited to experience a day in the life of a K-State student! Join EXCITE as we return to in-person events designed to help you learn about STEM majors, opportunities available on campus, and life as a Wildcat.   

Fall dates will be announced soon!

Online registration and scholarship applications will open in August 2022. Events are limited to the first 10 students who register. All additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist. 

What is the Goal?

The mission of EXCITE Shadow Days is to increase girls' interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Who Should Attend?

This event is intended for students currently in high school (grades 9-12) with an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) related careers. Students of all genders are welcome to attend. Each event is open to the first 10 students who register.

What Will We Do?

You will join your mentor as she goes about her normal day at K-State and experience "a day in the life" firsthand. Lunch, a drawstring bag, and pencil are all included in your registration fee. 

When & Where?

The fall 2022 EXCITE Shadow Days will be announced soon. Check-in starts at 9:00 am in the K-State Student Union. You'll spend the majority of your time either in class or touring campus. Join our mailing list to be the first to know when registration opens. 

How Do I Sign Up and What's Included in Registration?

Online registration will open in August 2022 and closes two weeks prior to your selected event date, or whenever event capacity is reached. Your $45 registration fee includes lunch, a drawstring bag, and a pencil. To receive email updates regarding registration, please email kawse@k-state.edu.

What other information do I need to submit to register? 

Each student must return a signed waiver in order to participate in our events. Please download the Consent Waiver and either email it to kawse@k-state.edu or mail to:

1011 Seaton Hall
K-State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Scholarships Available!

This semester, we are able to offer limited need-based scholarships to students who apply. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of the KAWSE Office. Scholarships are not guaranteed. To apply, students should select one option from the list below that best describes financial need. Additional proof is not required.

  • Student qualifies for the free and reduced-price lunch program. The EXCITE program understand that not all people who qualify participate in the program. EXCITE is only interested in whether the student qualifies for the program.
  • While the student does not qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, she/he is just over the threshold to qualify for the program.
  • While my student does not qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, she/he is experiencing severe financial strain. In the past, people have chosen this option when their house recently burned down, when they were taking care of ill family members, when dealing with COVID-19 related healthcare costs, etc.

If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the registration form in its entirety and then click 'Pay Now.' When you are redirected to the payment page, simply close your browser. Your registration and scholarship application have been recorded, and you will be informed of your scholarship status soon.

What if I have to cancel?

Should you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible. This will allow those on the waitlist to participate. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for these events. 

I need more information!

Please contact the KAWSE office, home of the EXCITE program at kawse@k-state.edu. You can also call 785-532-6088. Please note: KAWSE staff are returning to in-person operations beginning August 2021. There may be a delay in returning your phone call as we return to our regular capacity.

Sign up for our EXCITE listserv to receive email notifications about these events.


EXCITE in the news!

The Collegian caught up with our program coordinator, Morgan Greene, at our most recent EXCITE Shadow Day. Check out the article to see what students have to say about Shadow Day.
We hope you'll join us for a 
Shadow Day soon! 

Summer Willie the Wildcat