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Demonstrate Broader Impacts at GROW Workshop

GROW Saturday Workshop - "Champions of Change" - Saturday, February 23, 2019

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 2019 Girls Researching Our World, or GROW, workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 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! KAWSE is happy to provide letters of support to grant agencies for those who collaborate with us. Interested parties should contact the KAWSE office at kawse@k-state.edu as soon as possible, no later than January 25, 2019.

This event is in celebration of Black History Month. Our theme, “Champions of Change”, encourages presenters to highlight individuals of color who have made contributions to their field. The KAWSE program coordinator is available to help brainstorm activity ideas and relate volunteers' area of expertise to the theme of the event. KAWSE also can help find student volunteers to assist with the activity.

Activity sessions are 45 minutes long, attended by 10-15 middle school students at a time, and occur at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. A GROW student employee will chaperone each group to and from sessions, and will be present in the activity to help facilitate as needed. A free lunch will be provided at noon for all volunteers. A small budget for activity supplies is available. Activity details need to be finalized by February 8, 2019. Expected registration is between 80-100 middle school girls, grades 6-8. The GROW program is organized by the K-State Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering office. Event registration information is available on the GROW website.

Interested facilitators should complete and submit an Activity Planning Guide as soon as possible, no later than January 25, 2019. Activity details can be edited until February 8, 2019. 

Activity Planning Guide - Excel File

Activity Planning Guide - Online Form

Black Champions in STEM - list of influential black individuals in STEM