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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. 

Serve on the SUCCEED Internal Advisory Board (Virtual & In-Person)

Play a role in shaping SUCCEED programming! The SUCCEED Internal Advisory Board (IAB) is a student committee designed to help KAWSE understand the needs of women in STEM at K-State and address programming to meet those needs. The IAB meets onces per semester. All STEM majors/colleges are welcome to apply. The IAB is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Apply online: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3L7jBLJht1B9GnA

Facilitate at the GROW Saturday Workshop! (In-person)

GROW and EXCITE are outreach programs for middle and high school students. They are 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 GROW Saturday Workshop will be October 23, 2021, and faculty, staff and students are invited to design and facilitate a hands-on activity. The theme of this event is "Creating a Better World Through STEM + Arts & Design." Activities should showcase the ways in which STEM--including architecture and design fields--help create a more sustainable, healthy and equitable world. For more information and to submit your proposal, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/kawse/advance/SummerWorkshopFacilitators.html

Host a high school student during EXCITE Shadow Days (In-Person)

Shadow Days

Fall 2021 Dates: September 22 and November 10

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 ambassador and their major. 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

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

This fall, KAWSE seeks volunteers for two EXCITE Shadow Days: September 22 and/or November 10. To indicate your interest in hosting a high school student, please complete our online application form: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40zAavkfA9Lptl4. (Note: completing an application does not guarantee that you will be matched with a shadow).

EXCITE Shadow Day Ambassador Position Description

Questions? 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 2021 Meetings - 2nd and 4th Monday of the month

Meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00pm. Virtual and In-Person meeting options available!

August 30 - Welcome Meeting, K-State Student Union Room 206

September 13 - Student Union Room 209

September 27 - Student Union Room 203

October 11 - Student Union Room 203

October 25 - Student Union Room 203

November 8 - Student Union Room 203

November 29 - Student Union Room 203

Events

Classroom Visits TBD

Contact

Questions? Interested in joining our organization? Click here to email Tate Lovin, Secretary, and be added to the Ambassadors' mailing list.  

List of STEM majors supported by KAWSE

Officers

President - Ashley Pritchard

Vice President - Lucy Fischer

Secretary - Tate Lovin

Community Outreach Chair - vacant

Marketing & Communications Chair - Allison Drouhard

Fundraising Chair - vacant

Open House Chair - vacant

Social Media Chair - vacant

Officer Position Descriptions