AWSEM Clubs

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.

 2021 AWSEM Club for 5th-7th Graders

Dates: Wednesdays, April 21-May 19, 2021

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: ALL Virtual Activities

Cost: $70; Need-Based SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Topics:

  • April 21: Math & Art: Shapes, Colors, Patterns Galore!

  • April 28: Tinkercad: Learn How You Can Create Cool 3D Designs on a Computer

  • May 5: Earthquake Engineering: Planning Ahead for When Things Get Shaken Up

  • May 12: DNA: What Makes You Uniquely You

  • May 19: Environmental Science: Why is our Earth getting warmer? 

 Register for the 2021 AWSEM Club

2021 Participation Requirements

In order to participate in certain activities, you will need to pick up a couple of simple supplies, or you can arrange to pick up the supplies from us. Additionally, to take part in the Tinkercad activity, you will need to have an iPad or computer with an internet browser; this activity will not work on a phone. You can check that the internet version works on your device at tinkercad.com (you do not need to download any software). In addition, we will be using a variety of other websites.

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.