2019 AWSEM Club Information

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

AWSEM Clubs are designed to nurture girls’ interest in STEM by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with positive adult women STEM role models. 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 then reinforce that STEM is accesible and open to everyone!*

Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the AWSEM clubs!! 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.

Middle School Club: January 15-February 19; Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

High School Club: January 16-February 20; Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

(Elementary School Club for 3rd-5th graders: Spring Term, Dates & Times TBA; Location is Garfield Elementary School)

Cost: $90.00 for the whole series; Needs-Based SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!!!!!

Location: OSU Campus

2019 Topics & Schedule:

January 15/16: Biochemistry: Performing DNA Extractions Using Fruits and Vegetables

January 22/23: Coral Bleaching: Use Sea Anemones to Investigate Why Coral Tissue is Clear!

January 29/30: Computing: Create a "Software Sketchbook" of Images & Animations Using "Blender"

February 5/6: Simple and Powered Machines: Learning Mechanical and Structural Principles while Building and Designing Lego Contraptions

February 12/13: Wildlife Science: Direct and Indirect Tracking of Animals

February 19/20: Water Science: Testing the Health of Water Systems and Watersheds

To register, please go to: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/stemacademy

For questions, please call our office (541-737-8139) or email us at STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu

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