We are a professional development organization for university students with a K-12 STEM outreach mission
Changing the Conversation
The Engineering Ambassadors Network (EAN) is a collaboration of engineering and STEM organizations from universities and colleges across the United States. We are committed to empowering talented undergraduates with leadership and advanced communication skills so that they can inspire future generations of engineers. These talented and diverse students are known as… Engineering Ambassadors (EA).
The EA’s approach to K-12 outreach is based on The National Academy of Engineering’s Changing the Conversation. They deliver presentations on exciting STEM topics in classrooms and on campus with engaging hands-on activities. The Network’s goals are to help the EAs grow into leaders in the field and motivate K-12 students to explore careers in engineering and STEM.
Our Numbers are Growing
EAN’s Lasting Impact
“Thank you so much for coming with your students to do the engineering presentation today. All students and teachers were telling me it was a great event. I asked my students what they learned and every one of them had something to share. Many talked about having to keep on trying and not giving up after your first try when it doesn't work. This is not only an engineering lesson, but a life lesson as well.”Elementary school teacher
“The engineering ambassadors program encourages our students to remain focused and optimistic about instruction, giving them the added benefit of hearing from older students in the multiple fields of engineering. We enjoy the ambassadors and their unique lessons. They have done so well and we look forward to future visits!”high school teacher
“Being an Engineering Ambassador helped me develop so many skills that I use in my professional life! ambassadors helped me learn how to speak about science and engineering in a way that is understandable and useful to all key players. It also gave me the confidence to lead in any position, and, of course, how to make a great presentation.”Engineering Ambassador
“It is important to teach young students about engineering because it opens their eyes to an entire career field that they might not know exists yet. It's important to make them aware at a young age so that they can have time to develop a passion and prepare even better for a higher education if they choose to follow that path.”Engineering Ambassador
“This program is ALWAYS on my list of ways to include the community in our school. Every time I bring it in to our school my students love to talk about how they met 'real' college students and how cool it was to get to work with 'real' college students!!! Your program doesn't only bring in Engineering...it brings in role models!”Elementary school teacher