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K-State Today

August 30, 2021

Demonstrate broader impacts at Girls Researching Our World on Oct. 23

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 Researching Our World, or GROW, workshop  Saturday, Oct. 23, on the K-State Manhattan campus.

Activities should incorporate the workshop theme, "Creating a Better World Through STEM + Arts & Design." The workshop will showcase the role that STEM fields and professionals play in fostering a more sustainable, healthy and equitable world. Activity proposals should relate to this theme. Morgan Greene, KAWSE program coordinator, is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate facilitators' area 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. 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 Oct. 8.

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 collaboration to grant agencies for those who collaborate with us.

Expected attendance is around 85 middle school students, grades sixth-eighth. The GROW program is organized by the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, or 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 in 1011 Seaton Hall to answer any questions.