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Division of Communications and Marketing
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January 15, 2019

Demonstrate broader impacts at Girls Researching Our World workshop

Submitted by Tawny Ochs

K-State faculty, staff and students are invited to design and facilitate hands-on science, technology, engineering and/or math activities for middle school students at the spring 2019 Girls Researching Our World, or GROW, workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the K-State campus in Manhattan.

Activities should incorporate the workshop's theme, "Champions of Change." This event is in celebration of Black History Month and presenters are encouraged to highlight individuals of color who have made contributions to their field. Employees of the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, are available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate volunteers' area of expertise to the theme of the event. KAWSE also can help find student volunteers to assist with the activity.

Activity sessions are 45 minutes long, attended by 10-15 middle school students at a time, and occur at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. A GROW student employee will chaperone each group to and from sessions and will be present in the activity to help facilitate as needed. A free lunch will be provided at noon for all volunteers. A small budget for activity supplies is available. Interested parties should contact Tawny Ochs in the KAWSE office at tawnyochs@k-state.edu as soon as possible. Activity details need to be submitted by Friday, Jan. 25, and activity details finalized by Feb. 8. 

KAWSE is happy to provide letters of support to grant agencies for those who collaborate with us.

Expected registration is between 60-80 middle school girls, grades 6-8. The GROW program is organized by the K-State Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering office. Event registration information is available on the GROW website.