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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

EXCITE Summer Workshop 

19th Annual EXCITE Summer Workshop: June 9-11, 2021

The EXCITE Summer Workshop is a 3-day program designed to encourage and inspire high school students to pursue a future in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and pre-health professions. The workshop furthers KAWSE's mission of enriching the lives of girls and women in STEM. Students of all genders are welcome to attend. 

This year's event will take place virtually, with synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. 

Logo for the 2021 Virtual Summer WorkshopRegistration

Registration for this event closed May 14, 2021. We look forward to seeing you in Fall 2021 for our Shadow Days!

Who Should Attend?

The EXCITE Workshop is open to students who will finish grades 8, 9, 10 or 11 in May 2021. Students of all genders are welcome to attend the EXCITE Workshop. Our GROW Workshop is open to students who will finish grades 5, 6, or 7 in May 2021. 

What Will We Do?

K-State faculty, staff and students will host a variety of activities. This includes demonstrations, panel discussions, lab tours and more. KAWSE will provide daily interactions during the Workshop, such as welcome sessions, closing discussions, trivia and more. Asynchronous materials will be available from June 9-11, 2021. 

Is Internet Access Required?

Internet access is required to use Canvas, our online platform. Canvas can be accessed using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Our live sessions will be hosted using Zoom. To join Zoom with video, you will need access to a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access. Alternatively, you can dial into the Zoom session using your phone to get audio access only. 

Are Scholarships Available?

Yes, we have a limited number of need-based scholarships available, thanks to the funding support of our partners. To apply for a scholarship, indicate this in the registration form. You will need to pay a $10 scholarship application fee, in lieu of the $30 program fee. Scholarship applications are due by May 7, 2021. You will be notified of your scholarship status by May 14, 2021. 

How do I register?

Registration is available online. For your registration to be considered complete, you must complete our online form; sign and return a consent waiver; and pay the $30 registration fee. 

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible. This will allow any waitlisted participants the chance to participate. Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for this event. 

If you have more questions, please contact KAWSE, home of the EXCITE program, by emailing kawse@k-state.edu. To sign up for our mailing list, contact kawse@k-state.edu

2019 Summer Workshop Participants