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Engineering Ambassador training workshop held at RPI in Fall 2011.




We are proud to have extended our Penn State program model and training strategies to other universities across the country in order to establish the Engineering Ambassador Network, a nationwide collaboration of Engineering Ambassador programs who use outstanding communication and leadership skills to change the conversation that middle and high school students, particularly women and underrepresented groups, are having about engineering. The member programs in the Engineering Ambassador network are united by their dedication to developing Ambassadors who will be strong future leaders in the engineering field and who utilize their leadership skills to recruit the next generation of engineers. Member programs in the EA Network participate in collaborative training events as well as an annual national conference.

Our founding partner programs are at the University of Connecticut, Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Rochester Polytechnic Institute (RPI). These programs were founded through the support of United Technologies Corporation and through several joint training workshops provided by Penn State. This successful diffusion of our program model led to the most recent stage of development with the Engineering Ambassador National Workshop. We believe that a successful network of partner programs across the United States will have a significant effect on STEM recruiting and in training the next generation of leaders in the Engineering Field.