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Potatoes + Wires = Engineering?! SOLD OUT

Tue Dec 15, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST
Community Partner
Cadette, Junior

Hear from KSU Engineering students about the importance of women in engineering through our own personal experiences at K-State and discuss how engineering has impacted us as females.

You will perform an experiment using a potato, a light bulb, and conducting wire. The KSU students will help girls understand the bigger picture of how this experiment works and how it relates to our everyday world. 

Materials needed: 1 Potato

Cost per Girl: FREE
Cost per Adult: The parent of the girl will be required to purchase a potato.

Additional Info: We will be providing the other materials needed via mail, but girls will need to provide a potato. We will lead a 30-minute experiment followed by a 30-minute discussion. We will also provide snacks for the girls. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

How to Register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. *THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*

If you have any questions, contact Samantha Anderson at or Brooke Wiebe at

Journey Connections: Junior: Think Like an Engineer, Cadette: Think Like an Engineer

Outcomes: Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community. Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

About this partner: The mission of the Kansas State University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is to introduce STEM opportunities at a young age to stimulate young women to think like an engineer and encourage the engineering profession through these opportunities.