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Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

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. 

Shadow Days

Fall 2020 Dates Available NOW! 

Inspire high school students who are considering STEM majors and careers! We’re looking for volunteer panelists to help students get a better sense of what it means to be a STEM major at K-State. During this online panel discussion, you will help students understand what a typical day looks like for you, what you like about K-State, and more! There are two different opportunities to participate: October 20 and November 10.  

We will be selecting panelists based upon the areas of interest high school participants. This opportunity is open to on-campus and online students. To indicate your interest and availability, please complete our Qualtrics survey: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKEO5zsns3cziN7.  

Questions? Need more information? Email the KAWSE office at kawse@ksu.edu


KAWSE Ambassadors Student Organization

Ambassadors Logo

The KAWSE Ambassadors student organization focuses supporting girls' interest in STEM through visits to local middle/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 also will 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.
Fall 2020 Meetings - 7 - 8 pm, via Zoom
August 31 | September 21 | October 5 October 19November 2November 16

No RSVP is required to attend these meetings. Snacks are provided at the in-person meetings. We hope to see you there!


Classroom Visits TBD


Questions? Interested in joining our organization? Click here to contact our Secretary, Payton Masoner. She can add you to our mailing list and give you access to our Ambassadors GroupMail. 

List of STEM majors supported by KAWSE


President - vacant

Vice President - Angela Gearhardt

Secretary - Payton Masoner

Community Outreach Chair - vacant

Marketing & Communications Chair - vacant

Fundraising Chair - vacant

Open House Chair - vacant

Social Media Chair - vacant

Officer Position Descriptions