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 Winter AWSEM Club is OPEN!


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  • AWSEM Club for 8th-10th Graders:

    • Thursdays, February 2, 2023 - March 2, 2023

    • 7:00-8:00PM

    • Virtual Delivery

    • Topics: 

      • February 2: Botany: Practice Your ID Skills and Solve A Plant Mystery
      • February 9: Computer Science: Make Your Own Valentine’s Game using MakeCode
      • February 16: Anatomy and Physiology: Make a Lifesize Model of a Cell
      • February 23: Microbiology: Grow Your Own Microbes and Discover the Hidden World Around You
      • March 2: Engineering: Create Electric Connections in Circuitry


  • AWSEM Club for 5th-7th Graders: Spring, 2023. In-Person Delivery. Dates, Topics, and Times TBA.

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the activities, you will need to have some basic materials and supplies: sharpie, regular pen, pencil, blank paper, and bleach or rubbing alcohol. Other supplies will be sent to you. Additionally, please check that you can access and use these online resources on your device before signing up for the club: and

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.