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 AWSEM Club


AWSEM Club for 5th-7th Graders:

Regular Club Meetings:


Dates: Tuesdays, April 16, 2024 - May 14, 2024

Time: 7:00-8:00PM

Cost: FREE!!


  • 4/16: Taste the Rainbow: Exploring the Power of the Senses
  • 4/23:

    Computer Science: Frozen Fractals All Around!

  • 4/30: Marine Science: Tracking Shark Migration
  • 5/7: Past and Present Patterns: Hexaflexagons and Other Impossible Shapes
  • 5/14: Chemistry: The Tip of the Climate Iceberg

Optional In-Person Activity: OSU Campus; Sunday, April 28; 3:00-5:30PM; Topic: Circuitry: Electricity and Renewable Energy

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the activities, you will need to have some basic materials and supplies (paper, pencils, scissors, etc.). You will also need some Skittles candy and a few kitchen items, such as an egg. You will also need access to websites, such as:

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.