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January 6, 2020

Facilitate a hands-on STEM activity at Girls Researching Our World

Submitted by Morgan Greene

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 2020 Girls Researching Our World, or GROW, Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the K-State campus in Manhattan.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the broader impacts of your research and support girls' interest in STEM. The K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, is happy to provide letters of support to grant agencies for those who collaborate with us. Facilitator proposals are due by Feb. 5.

The spring theme is "2020: Back to the Future." Not only is 2020 a new year, but it is also a new decade. This GROW Workshop will explore knowledge gained over the past decade as well as the up-and-coming research, innovations or discoveries that will inform the next. Your hands-on activity should be related to this theme. Morgan Greene, the KAWSE program coordinator, is available to help brainstorm activity ideas that relate to volunteers' area of expertise to the theme. 

Activity sessions are 45 minutes long, attended by 10-12 middle school students at a time, and occur at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. A free lunch will be provided at noon for volunteers. A small budget for activity supplies is available with advanced noticed. 

Interested facilitators should complete and submit an Activity Planning Guide as soon as possible, no later than Feb. 5. Activity Planning Guides and an information guide are available on the KAWSE website

The GROW program is organized by KAWSE. Student registration information is available on the GROW website and closes Feb. 7.

Questions may be directed to kawse@k-state.edu or 785-532-6088. 

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