Volunteer Opportunities

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 community outreach events, like local science fairs or open houses. One of the most popular Ambassador opportunities is hosting high school students during EXCITE Shadow Days events.

Host a high school student during EXCITE Shadow Days

Shadow Days

February 21, March 27, April 3, and April 17, 2024

Inspire high school students who are considering STEM majors and careers! Ambassadors are current K-State undergraduate students majoring in STEM. When registering, high school students select their top three majors of interest, and are paired with an Ambassador majoring in one of those fields. Together, shadows and their ambassadors attend classes, tour campus, eat lunch, and talk about life as a Wildcat. A $10 meal card to the K-State Student Union is provided to both the shadow and ambassador. This volunteer opportunity is intended for undergraduate students. Read the complete position description.

Sample Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 Pick up your high school shadow from the K-State Student Union room 226

9:30 - 3:00 One-on-one time with your shadow as you go about your normal day on campus

3:00 - 3:30 Drop off your shadow at the K-State Student Union room 226

KAWSE seeks volunteers for its upcoming spring EXCITE Shadow Days (February 21, March 27, April 3, and April 17, 2024). To indicate your interest in hosting a high school student, please complete our online application form. (Note: completing an application does not guarantee that you will be matched with a shadow).

EXCITE Shadow Day Ambassador Application

EXCITE Shadow Day Ambassador Position Description

Questions? Email the KAWSE office at kawse@k-state.edu

Join the KAWSE Ambassadors!

Ambassadors Logo

The KAWSE Ambassadors are a student organization that focuses on supporting girls' interest in STEM through visits to local elementary, middle, and high schools. During these school visits, you will have the opportunity to talk with a group of students about your experience as a woman majoring in a STEM field at K-State. You will also be able to discuss the many career opportunities available to women in these majors, and advertise our GROW & EXCITE programs that can help students explore STEM fields. This is a great way to support young girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math!

The main goals of the KAWSE Ambassadors are to:

  • Focus on supporting and increasing girls' interest in STEM through visits to local middle and high schools within the state of Kansas.
  • Create a network among college women in various STEM disciplines who can share experiences to help one another grow professionally and academically.
  • Expand the network of women in STEM to include similarly focused organizations, such as AAUW and SWE, and collaborate with them for events.
  • Provide members with professional development opportunities through public speaking and volunteering.
  • Remain low commitment while providing high impact opportunities for all involved.

Spring 2024 Meetings

Meetings are biweekly on Monday evenings at 7pm in the K-State Student Union room 209 on the following dates:

  • January 22nd
  • February 5th
  • February 19th
  • March 5th
  • March 18th


Questions? Interested in joining our organization? Contact Grace Fischer, Secretary of the KAWSE Ambassadors, to be added to the Ambassadors' mailing list.

List of STEM majors supported by KAWSE


President - Marrissa Raynesford

Vice President - Abigail Judd

Secretary - Grace Fischer

Social Media Chair - Bianca Blair

Campus Outreach & Fundraising Chair - Ainsley Stiles

Community Outreach & Open House Chair - Anabela Chavez

Marketing & Communications Chair - Hannah DeWolf

Officer Position Descriptions

Facilitate at the GROW Saturday Workshop!

Girls Researching Our World (GROW) is an outreach program for middle school students. This program is designed to encourage and support girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. K-State faculty, staff and students are invited to design and facilitate hands-on activities for our workshop participants.

The next GROW Saturday Workshop will be on March 2, 2024. Activity proposals will need to incorporate the theme of the event. For more information and to submit your proposal, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/kawse/advance/WorkshopFacilitators.html.

Serve on the SUCCEED Internal Advisory Board

Play a role in shaping SUCCEED programming! The SUCCEED Internal Advisory Board is a student committee designed to help KAWSE understand the needs of women in STEM at K-State. This committee provides valuable input in shaping SUCCEED programming to meet those needs. This committee meets once per semester and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all STEM majors/colleges.