AWSEM = Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math

What are AWSEM Clubs?

AWSEM Clubs are designed to nurture girls’ interest in STEM by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with female undergraduate students studying STEM. The goal of the clubs is to introduce girls to STEM career fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. We also seek to change the stereotypical perception that scientists and engineers are male and reinforce that STEM is accessible and open to everyone!*

Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and mentor the AWSEM club sessions! The focus of this program is on mentoring, rather than in-depth coverage of each topic, due to the varied backgrounds of participants and limited time for each session.


Registration for our Spring AWSEM Club is OPEN!

  Click here to register for our programs

Spring AWSEM Club:

  • 5th-7th Grade
  • Virtual Delivery
  • Thursdays, April 14 - May 12
  • 4:00-5:00PM
  • Cost: $65
  • Needs-Based Scholarships Available!
  • Topics:
    • April 14: Chemistry: Dive Into Density and Create Your Own Lava Lamp

    • April 21: Computer Science: Make Your Own Movie Using "Scratch"

    • April 28: Animal Behavior: How to Assess Cat Personality

    • May 5: Marine Science: Understanding Ocean Sediment

    • May 12: Biology: Strawberry and Banana DNA Extraction


Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the activities, you will need to pick up some basic supplies such as cooking oil, food coloring, an Alka-Seltzer tablet, dish soap, rubbing alcohol, glue, coffee filter, a banana, 2 strawberries, etc. For those receiving a needs-based scholarship, we can send supplies to your home if you prefer. Additionally, please check that you can access and use this website on your device: You do not need to download any software, but the site could be blocked if using a school-issued device.

For questions, please call our office (541-737-8139) or email us at [email protected]

*While AWSEM Clubs are designed to nurture girls' interest in STEM, anyone is eligible to apply.  Please contact STEM Academy for more information.