Student Ambassadors Advance Diversity in Engineering

Engineering Ambassadors are University of Arizona College of Engineering students who volunteer their time to educate middle- and high-school students on the diversity of engineering and the value of math and science in secondary education. Ambassadors are also highly involved in student recruitment activities for the College of Engineering. Representing all majors in the College, Engineering Ambassadors share information about the University and about the College experience from a student’s perspective.

The Engineering Ambassadors are among the best the College of Engineering has to offer. They are chosen based on their outstanding academic performance, involvement in research and internships, leadership experiences, and passion for engineering. Their outreach and recruitment efforts have helped change the perception of what it is to be an engineer; they have shown the Arizona community that the goal of engineering is to help people and make a difference in our ever-changing world.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Meet one-on-one with future students and parents
  • Give engineering lab tours
  • Organize student panels
  • Represent Engineering students at industry and alumni functions

 

Student Ambassadors

Applying

Please complete the Engineering Ambassadors application and provide a resume and letter of recommendation from a UA faculty member.

Important Note: Transfer students applying for a spring semester should complete the application and contact us directly at engr-ambassadors@email.arizona.edu to discuss the process. Applications from transfer students will be accepted beginning in October.

 

Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Complete or be enrolled in ENGR 102
  • Be enrolled in at least the second semester in the College of Engineering
  • Commit to serving two full academic years (Transfer students only need to commit to three semesters.)
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member by e-mail directly to Ted Gatchell and Nöel Hennessey at engr-ambassadors@email.arizona.edu.

 

Interviewing

Interviews (group and individual) will be held during late February and early March of 2016.

 

Training

A mandatory two-and-a-half-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) training workshop takes place prior to the first day of school in August.

 

Contacts

Please contact Ted Gatchell or Nöel Hennessey in the Academic Affairs Office for further information.