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Engineering Ambassadors Program

Engineering Ambassadors  in the library

UMass Dartmouth Engineering Ambassadors

The mission of the Engineering Ambassadors network is to develop leadership and professional skills among members while inspiring the next generation of students to pursue careers in STEM. 

Engineering Ambassadors perform community outreach and engage with K-12 students to encourage young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to see themselves as future engineers. We do this through campus tours, visits to schools and community centers, and recruitment events. We work with students at different grade levels to increase awareness about what engineers do, and spark excitement about STEM careers. 

As members of this group, Engineering Ambassadors serve as representatives for the College of Engineering within the university and in the community.  Ambassadors participate in professional development activities to build advanced leadership, presentation, and project management skills. They also learn to effectively communicate technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

The UMass Dartmouth Engineering Ambassadors are fully accredited by the Engineering Ambassadors Network, a national organization with more than 40 other member universities.  To date, the EA Network has reached more than 300,000 K-12 students. 

Engineering Ambassador’s meet on a bi-weekly basis and engage in regular trainings and workshop to enhance their skills as leaders in their field. 

How to Apply

Interested students must apply to become an Engineering Ambassador. 

To apply to become an Engineering Ambassador, one must be a full time student in the College of Engineering with a desire to educate younger students about STEM topics and careers. Applicants must also be willing to grow and improve public speaking and leadership skills. The time commitment is comparable to that of a job or extracurricular activity. Students will be required to attend trainings and meetings.

Application Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Engineering
  • Have at least a 2.3 GPA
  • Have effective communication and presentation skills
  • Be able to attend most bi-weekly meetings and events

Required Trainings and Meetings

  • Engineering Ambassadors regular meetings are held biweekly on Tuesdays from 6PM-7PM
  • The 2023 Northeast Engineering Ambassadors Workshop, September 15-17, 2023, University of Connecticut. This event is required for all current ambassadors. Workshop attendees will build professional skills and meet ambassadors from other universities in the EA Network.
  • Three Admitted Students Days: Dates will be announced by the start of the spring semester
  • Two Open House events: Dates will be announced by the start of the fall semester
  • Must attend at least 1 school visit each Semester

President: Benjamin daCosta, Computer Science - CybersecurityVice President: Mason Ferbert, BioengineeringExternal Affairs: Isaiah Ortiz, Computer & Electrical EngineeringInternal Affairs: Harshvardhan Agarwal, Electrical Engineering Financial Affairs: Camden Garofalo, Computer Science - Software DevelopmentCommunications Affairs: Kaylin Willey, Computer Science

To join the Engineering Ambassadors, please complete this application.

Confirmation emails will be sent out within 1 week of your submission letting you know your application was received. If you have not received an email after 1 week of submission (from the time that you submitted your application) please mail to confirm that your application was received

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