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K-State Today Student Edition

August 30, 2021

Participate in Girls Researching Our World workshop on Oct. 23

Submitted by Morgan Greene

K-State students are invited to participate as a mentor or an activity facilitator during the Girls Researching Our World, or GROW, workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23, on the K-State Manhattan campus. 

The GROW workshop's mission is to encourage girls' interest in science, technology, engineering or math — the STEM fields — through hands-on activities. The workshop is open to middle school students in grades sixth-eighth; students of all genders are welcome to attend. It is hosted by KAWSE, the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Workshop mentors

Mentors are paid staff members of the KAWSE Office who serve as group leaders at our GROW Saturday Workshops. Mentors are responsible for chaperoning a group of students, usually eight to 10 at a time, to a schedule of activities set out for them when they sign up for one of our workshops. Mentors are paid and receive a free lunch at events. This position is intended for undergraduate students.

We are currently accepting applications for mentors at our fall GROW Saturday Workshop on Oct. 23. The hours of employment are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $8 per hour. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. View the full position description and apply

Facilitate an activity

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 Research Our World workshop on Oct. 23.

Activities should incorporate the workshop theme "Creating a Better World Through STEM + Arts & Design." Many STEM fields — including architecture, planning and design — help create a more sustainable, healthy, or equitable world. The workshop will showcase the role that STEM fields and professionals play in creating a better world. Activity proposals should relate to this theme. Morgan Greene, KAWSE program coordinator, is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate facilitators' areas 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 8-12 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.