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K-State Today Student Edition

January 31, 2022

Inspire middle and high school students with KAWSE

Submitted by Morgan Greene

KAWSE, or the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, has a variety of paid and volunteer opportunities this semester. These positions are a great way to gain leadership experience while mentoring middle and high school students with an interest in STEM fields.

Host a high school student during EXCITE Shadow Days
Spring dates: March 9 and/or April 6, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Inspire high school students who are considering STEM majors and careers! Ambassadors are current K-State undergraduate students majoring in STEM. When registering, high school students select their top three majors of interest and are paired with an ambassador majoring in one of those fields. Together, shadows and their ambassadors attend classes, tour campus, eat lunch, and talk about life as a Wildcat. A $10 meal card to the K-State Student Union is provided to both the ambassador and their shadow. 

This spring, KAWSE seeks volunteers for two EXCITE Shadow Days: March 9 and April 6. To indicate your interest in hosting a high school student, please complete the online application form. More information is available on the website

Serve as a mentor during the GROW Saturday Workshop
Spring date: April 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mentors are paid staff members of the KAWSE office who serve as group leaders at the 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 $9 per hour and receive a free lunch at events. This position is intended for undergraduate students.

We are now accepting applications for our GROW Saturday Workshop on April 2. The hours of employment are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a rate of $9 per hour. A free lunch is provided. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. To apply, please complete the online application form. More information is available on the website.

If you have questions about either of these positions, please contact KAWSE at kawse@k-state.edu or by visiting 1011 Seaton Hall.

KAWSE's mission is to enrich the lives of girls and women in STEM fields. To do so, we offer a variety of professional development and networking opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. All students are welcome to attend these events. To learn more about our upcoming programs, visit k-state.edu/kawse or contact kawse@k-state.edu.