Fifty percent of our brightest minds are not encouraged to study science, technology, engineering and math — critical STEM tools society needs as the future unfolds. Your investment in KAWSE, K-State’s Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, supports women in STEM fields so they are prepared to participate at every level of STEM leadership.
What does a scientist look like?
What makes a software engineer click or a cardiologist tick? KAWSE helps women of every age find out. From tweens exploring biochemistry in the lab to post-doctoral researchers who mentor, KAWSE ignites scientific curiosity.
When you give to a good KAWSE
KAWSE surrounds girls and women — the 50% of “brightest minds” underrepresented in STEM — with peers and mentors who share their excitement for scientific discovery and careers in STEM.
In its first 10 years, KAWSE has helped more than 7,500 women envision themselves in STEM fields and discover their pathways to success through:
- Hands-on workshops for grades 6-8 to introduce young women to STEM.
- Day-in-the-life of a K-State STEM student experiences and summer workshops to excite high school-aged women’s curiosity.
- Volunteer, employment and professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Networking and career development event for researchers and faculty.
How to support KAWSE
K-State Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering C40660
Provides departmental support for K-State advancement of women in science and engineering.