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April 2, 2024

KAWSE to host GROW and EXCITE summer workshops June 5-7

Submitted by Stephanie Rose

The K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, will host the 25th annual GROW and 22nd annual EXCITE summer workshops on June 5-7.

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, or STEM, disciplines. Students of all genders are welcome to participate.

• GROW: Open to students finishing grades 5, 6 or 7 in May 2024.
• EXCITE: Open to students finishing grades 8, 9, 10 or 11 in May 2024.

Registration is now open for the workshops. Register by April 30 to receive the early-bird prices or to apply for a scholarship. For more information, visit the GROW or EXCITE websites.

K-State faculty, staff and students are invited to design and facilitate a hands-on activity for the workshops. There is no set theme for the summer workshops. The goal is to provide students with hands-on experiences in a broad range of STEM disciplines and introduce them to career options in STEM. For more information about facilitating a workshop and for activity proposal templates, visit the website. Activity proposals are due by May 15.

KAWSE is looking for summer mentors for the GROW and EXCITE workshops. Read more about the position or apply online. Mentor training is on June 4. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Any questions about the GROW and EXCITE summer workshops may be directed to the KAWSE office at 785-532-6088 or kawse@k-state.edu.