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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Kansas State University
125 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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The SUCCEED program creates opportunities for women to flourish in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, fields. Undergraduate and graduate students can serve as mentors to middle and high school students, share in mentoring connections with alumnae, and network with faculty and other students in STEM.

Summer Mentors 2016

Interested in volunteering as an Ambassador? 

Click here to sign up online!

Upcoming Events

Gain professional development and networking through attending our series of events planned for undergraduate and graduate students. 

How to Succeed at the Career Fair

September 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm - Berney Family Welcome Center

Prepare for the K-State Career Fair, happening Sept 20-22. We will be discussing how to dress professionally, identify potential employers, use social media effectively, and network with recruiters. 

Career Chat with Dr. Kate Martin

October 5, 2016 - 12:30 pm - BAE Conference Room, Seaton 133

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Dr. Kate Martin is a recipient of the 2016 KAWSE Postdoc Travel Award. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Plant Pathology here at K-State. Dr. Martin received her PhD in plant pathology from the University of Kentucky in 2011.  Shortly after that during her first post-doc position, she began to understand more about the challenges of balancing a career and family after the birth of her son in 2012. Dr. Martin's Career Chat will focus on balancing career and family, as she shares her insights from attending a national meeting. This event is intended for graduate students, however all interested K-State students are welcome!

Career Chat with Marilyn McCord

October 28, 2016 - 12:30 pm - BAE Conference Room, Seaton 133

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Join us for lunch with Marilyn McCord to gain career advice and mentoring in an informal, discussion-based environment. Marilyn holds several degrees from Kansas State University in Mathematics (summa cum laude, BS, 1960), Curriculum and Instruction (MS, 1978), and Computer Science (MS, 1980). She has taught at the secondary (middle and high school) and post-secondary (college) education levels. She served as a Senior Software Engineer at Texas Instruments (1980-1989), is a published author, and participated with Women in Math & Science group in Beijing as a Citizen Ambassador in 1995. Marilyn is now retired to mostly full-time volunteer activities in Vallecito, CO. This event is intended for undergraduate students, however all interested K-State students are welcome!

KAWSE Ambassadors

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. 

Interested in becoming an ambassador? Click here to sign up online.

KAWSE Mentors

Mentors are paid staff members of the KAWSE office who serve as group leaders at our GROW and EXCITE (middle and high school student) workshops. Mentors are responsible for chaperoning a group of students, usually 10-12 at a time, to a schedule of activities set out for them when they sign up for one of our workshops. Mentors are paid hourly and receive a free lunch at events.