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The Emerging Leaders in Engineering application is now open

Apply to our three programs through a central application: Engineering Ambassadors, Engineering Design Coaches and Engineering Peer Educators.

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Engineering Ambassadors

As an Engineering Ambassador, you’ll develop meaningful leadership skills while sharing your passion for engineering with the community.

Engineering Ambassadors (EAs) are undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who represent the College at events and activities on campus and across Washington state. Audiences primarily include prospective students in  K-12 schools, Washington state community and technical colleges and community-based organizations.

By serving as an EA you will help inspire future generations of engineering students, earn a scholarship and enhance your leadership skills.

Interested in joining? Contact us at engradv@uw.edu for more information.

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The UW Engineering Ambassador program seeks to empower our current engineering students to be agents of change, by inspiring future Huskies to pursue STEM careers. Through engaging presentations and interactive activities, EAs share what motivates them to pursue STEM, the types of work engineers do, and the pathway to study engineering at the UW. While EAs reach a wide audience, they are specifically focused on providing outreach to communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields (e.g. African American, Indigenous, Latinx, low-income, women, and first generation populations).

  • Create materials for outreach, including presentations, activities, etc.
  • Lead presentations and activities
  • Serve as a CoE representative at CoE signature events 
  • Participate in student panels to share information about opportunities at the UW and CoE
  • Attend engineering and STEM Fairs

As a result of serving as an Engineering Ambassador, students will be able to:

  • Reflect on their own educational journey
  • Value the importance of diversity, equity & inclusion in STEM
  • Communicate effectively through a variety of modes (email, public speaking)
  • Tailor interactive presentations and activities to the appropriate audience
  • Develop greater confidence as a leader on campus

Winter 2023

  • Attend the EA Orientation: tentatively, Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Complete a background check and online training modules through the Office of the Youth Protection Coordinator
  • Record your "Why I Chose UW Engineering" video clip

Spring 2023

  • Tentative: Participate in the ELE Retreat, tentatively April 7-9
  • Register and earn CR for ENGR 498. In this class, you will receive training on topics such as transition theory, public speaking, discussion facilitation, lesson plan development and leadership.
    • Lecture: asynchronous online
    • Quiz section: likely Fridays, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m.
    • Your schedule must accommodate the class times to be able to participate in the program.

Autumn-Spring 2023-2024

  • Attend EA program pre-quarter training: Monday September 25, 2023 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Attend biweekly one-hour EA meetings (weekday evenings)
  • Attend and contribute to weekly committee meetings
  • Participate in at least three events each quarter, typically 1-2 hours per event
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate in the College of Engineering at UW Seattle with an expected graduation date of June 2024 or later.
  • Good academic standing; a strong academic record demonstrating effective time management and organization skills
  • Eager to develop exceptional communication and leadership abilities
  • Enthusiastic about engineering
  • Reliable and willing to commit time to an awesome team that serves the outreach goals of the College of Engineering
  • Develop skills to contribute to your resume: leadership, communication and public speaking skills
  • Build community: welcome and support future members of our community while connecting with your peers across all College of Engineering undergraduate majors
  • Make a big impact: encourage prospective students to explore STEM, introduce them to the UW and the College of Engineering
  • Mentorship: receive training and mentorship throughout the program
  • 1-3 variable credit hours spring 2023: ENGR 498
  • $1,000 scholarship (disbursed in equal portions after autumn, winter, and spring quarters of 23-24 after completion of program requirements)