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 will OPEN on November 17th.

  Click here to register for our programs

Winter AWSEM Club:

  • 8th-10th Grade
  • Virtual Delivery
  • Wednesdays, January 26 - March 2
  • 5:00-6:00PM
  • Cost: $75
  • Needs-Based Scholarships Available!
  • Topics:
    • Jan 26: Chemistry: Dive Into Density and Create Your Own Lava Lamp

    • February 2: Computer Science: Use "Processing" to Make a Flower Garden

    • February 9: Animal Behavior: How to Assess Cat Personality

    • February 16: Engineering & Physics: Design and Create a Ferris Wheel

    • February 23: Marine Science: “Nautilus” Ship to Shore Call & Ocean Sediment Activity

    • March 2: Biology: Strawberry and Banana DNA Extraction


Spring AWSEM Club:

  • 5th-7th Grade
  • Planned for In-Person Delivery on the OSU Campus
  • Possibly a Second Club with Virtual Delivery (different day of the week)
  • Dates and Times and Cost: TBA
  • Needs-Based Scholarships Available!


Participation Requirements


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.