Students and program organizers stop for a quick photo on ESU’s Wooster Bridge
Students and program directors stop for a quick photo on ESU’s Wooster Bridge.
Students learn how to cast an arm from Family Medicine Doctor, Pam Harrison
Students learn how to cast an arm from Family Medicine Doctor, Pam Harrison.
Dr. Marvin Harrell and Dr. Betsy Yanik, Mathematics Professors and program organizers help students carry out an experiment illustrating exponential growth
Dr. Marvin Harrell and Dr. Betsy Yanik, Mathematics Professors and Program Directors, help students carry out an experiment illustrating exponential growth.
Students pose with the cache they found while geocaching. The students learned how to use a GPS device in order to find it
Students pose with the cache they found while geocaching. The students learned how to use a GPS device in order to find it.
Participants present to the rest of the group about nutrition facts that they learned about during a project
Participants present to the rest of the group about nutrition facts that they learned about during a project.

MASTER-IT!

Funded by a special request to the Kansas Legislature

Master-It! is a week-long, residential summer program held every year in June. Twenty young women spend a week on the Emporia State University campus to enjoy some science, mathematics and fun. The girls explore STEM subjects throughout the program. This week-long format allows for projects, field trips and social events that a day-long program can’t provide. Students also form more meaningful relationships with the other participants and organizers than in other programs because of the extra time spent together.

Undergraduate mathematics or science majors from ESU serve as mentors and resident hall counselors for the girls. Outside speakers are brought in throughout the week to help the girls explore a wide range of STEM topics. It is a very rewarding outreach program for both the young women who attend and the organizers. The participants are invited to return to campus the following year for ESU’s spring Enhancing Your Future conference.

Preference is given to those who have not previously attended. On-site registrations will not be accepted; you must preregister.

For more information about Master-It!, contact the Department of Mathematics and Economics at 620-341-5281 or click on the brochure link below.

2016 Program Specifics:

Dates: June 6, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Where: Emporia State University Campus

Brochure link: Link