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February 2, 2022

Demonstrate broader impacts at Girls Researching Our World on April 2

Submitted by Morgan Greene

K-State faculty, staff and students are invited to design and facilitate a hands-on science, technology, engineering and/or math activity for middle school students at the Girls Research Our World, or GROW, workshop on Saturday, April 2, on the K-State campus in Manhattan.

Activities should incorporate the workshop theme "All in for Innovation." In this Saturday workshop, we investigate how STEM professionals develop new ideas and inventions that make our lives healthier, happier, safer and easier. Activity proposals should relate to this theme. K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering program coordinator Morgan Greene is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate facilitators' areas of expertise to the event theme. KAWSE can also help find student volunteers to assist with the activity.

Activity sessions are 45 minutes and attended by eight to 12 middle school students at a time. Sessions begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Facilitators may choose to host the morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or all sessions. The majority of the session should be hands-on; any presentations should be no more than 10 minutes long. A GROW student employee will chaperone each group to and from sessions and will be present during the activity to help facilitate as necessary. A free lunch is provided at noon for those facilitators who request one. Activity proposals are due by March 18.

An information guide and activity proposal guide is available on the KAWSE website to help with activity development.

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

Event capacity is limited to 100 middle school students, grades six through eight. The GROW program is organized by KAWSE. Event registration information is available on the GROW website. Office staff can be reached by email at kawse@k-state.edu, phone at 785-532-6088 or in person at 1011 Seaton Hall to answer any questions.