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July 26, 2019

Demonstrate broader impacts at Girls Researching Our World workshop

Submitted by Morgan Greene

The GROW Saturday Workshop theme is "It's Elemental, Dr. Watson!"

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 2019 Girls Researching Our World workshop Saturday, Oct. 12, on the K-State Manhattan campus. 

Activities should incorporate the workshop theme, "It's Elemental, Dr. Watson!" Help us celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table by exploring the many ways in which the chemical elements and/or the periodic system relate to various STEM fields. Morgan Greene, the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering program coordinator, is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate volunteers' are of expertise to the theme of the event. KAWSE can also help find student volunteer to assist with the activity. 

Activity sessions are 45 minutes, attended by 10-15 middle-school students at a time, and begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Facilitators may choose to host workshops during the morning or afternoon session, or both. A GROW student employee will chaperone each group to and from sessions, and will be available to help facilitate the activity as needed. A free lunch will be provided at noon for all volunteers. Additionally, a small budget for activity supplies is available; please contact Greene, if interested by Sept. 12. All activity details must be finalized by Sept. 20, by submitting an activity planning guide

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

Expected registration is between 80-100 middle school girls, grades 6-8. The GROW program is organized by the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering. Student registration information is available on the GROW website