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K-State Today

September 18, 2018

Demonstrate broader impacts at Girls Researching Our World workshop

By Sara Heiman

GROW Nov 3 Workshop

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 fall 2018 Girls Researching Our World, or GROW, workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the K-State campus in Manhattan.

Activities should incorporate the workshop's theme, "The Science Behind the News," to demonstrate how various STEM fields relate to current events in the local, regional, national, or global news. The K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, program coordinator is 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 the KAWSE program coordinator, Sara Heiman, by Oct. 5. Activity details need to be finalized by Oct. 19.

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

This event is in coordination with Science Communication Week. Expected registration is between 80-100 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.