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Demonstrate Broader Impacts at GROW Workshop

GROW Saturday Workshop - "The Science Behind the News" - Saturday, Nov. 3

On Saturday, November 3rd, Girls Researching Our World (GROW) will host a workshop for middle school students, intended to provide them with hands-on experiences in activities to support their interest in STEM fields. K-State faculty, staff, and students are invited to design and facilitate activities our event. 

Activities should incorporate the workshop’s theme, “The Science Behind the News”, to demonstrate how various STEM fields relate to current events in the local, regional, national, or global news. The KAWSE Program Coordinator is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate your area of expertise to the theme of our event. We can also help find student volunteers to assist you with your activity. 

Activity sessions are 45 minutes long, attended by 10-15 middle school students at a time, and occur at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. A GROW student employee will chaperone each group to and from sessions, and will be present in the activity to help you facilitate as needed. A free lunch will be provided at Noon for all volunteers. A small budget for activity supplies is available. Interested parties should contact the KAWSE Program Coordinator, Sara Heiman, as soon as possible. Activity details need to be finalized by October 19th. 

We anticipate this event will be attended by approximately 80-100 students. As always, we are happy to provide letters of support to grant agencies for those who collaborate with us. 

If you are interested, please contact the KAWSE Program Coordinator, Sara Heiman, preferably before Oct. 5th. 

Science Behind the News - Articles for Inspiration

Divers are attempting to regrow Great Barrier Reef with electricity

SpaceX: Japanese billionaire to be first "private passenger" on moon mission

Hurricane Florence

US-China Trade War: Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes on bikes, Christmas lights