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 accessible 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.

General Information:

Dates: January 21-February 26; Tuesdays: Middle School; Wednesdays: High School (our Elementary AWSEM Club takes place in the spring and registration for this club will open in February)

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: OSU Campus, Owen 109

Cost: $90; Needs-Based SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!!!!!

2019 Topics & Schedule:

January 21/22: Topology: The Math Behind Magic Tricks

January 28/29: Computer Science: Use "Processing" to Make Loops, Swirls, and Other Art

February 4/5: Chemistry: Elements, Molecules, Reactions, Oh My!

February 11/12: Civil Engineering: Problem Solving for Tomorrow 

February 18/19: Botany: The Intersection of Plants and Medicine

February 25/26: Physics: Understanding the Cosmos with Astrophysics

To register for our programs, please go to:

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

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