Join a dynamic network of world class engineering institutions focused on communication, leadership development, and engineering outreach
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Benefits to your Institution
The Engineering ambassadors will be the face of engineering/STEM at your institution, providing national brand recognition rooted in DEI, and bringing exceptional communication skills to reach the next generation in your community and state.
Conferences / Training
National conferences and regional workshops
Assessment for Impact
Qualitative and quantitative, Network-wide and local
Access to a library of Network resources (presentations, activities, best practices, training resources, and more)
Engagement with K-12 / Universities / Industry / Government
Continuous improvement and opportunities for funding
Networking and funding opportunities in industry and beyond
Benefits to Your Engineering Students
- Advanced communication and presentation training, and opportunities to sharpen these skills
- Leadership development
- Networking, internship, and job opportunities
- Meaningful engagement with the K-12 community
- Micro-credential badging to highlight professional skills
- National network training and professional development conferences
- Networking and continued outreach after graduation via the EAN Alumni network
- A platform for transforming learning into practice
- A community of like-minded peers
Interested in Joining the EAN?
4. Training and Workshops
Ensure your students are trained in an in-person regional workshop or via our training kit. It’s crucial that the advisor attend training as well.
After the workshop, you are then admitted as a member to EAN.
5. Best Practices
Next, consult our Best Practices Handbook to make sure program elements are in place.
If you are unable to hold to the core principles of EAN programs, let’s have a chat and see how we can get you back on track.
Model Outreach Presentations
Below are some examples of K-12 outreach presentations by Engineering Ambassadors. These presentations include messages from the National Academy of Engineering’s Changing the Conversation and follow EAN’s Assertion-Evidence approach to presentations.
Engineering New Heights
EAN’s Assertion-Evidence presentation style
Problem: PowerPoint’s defaults are weak
Principle 1: Build your talk on messages
Principle 2: Support messages with visual evidence
Principle 3: Explain evidence by forming sentences on the spot
What Teachers and Students are saying about EAN
“The middle school students have been talking about the presentation and of course, who 'won' the challenge. But the best part is they are TALKING ABOUT IT - and excited. I also hear them talking about design and how they would change theirs, etc. That is the exciting part!!!”Middle school teacher
“We loved it! The three student ambassadors who presented did a fantastic job working together to present a dynamic lesson. Their power point was engaging and the hands-on task for the kids to perform was a hit! The women presenters were energetic, professional, and very encouraging of the student questions and interest. The students were able to see women who truly love their area of study (engineering), enjoy learning, and are enthusiastic about creating prosthetics.”Middle school teacher
“The Ambassadors were engaging, polite and interacted with our student body with a professional attitude…”School principal
“One of our goals is to encourage non-traditional participation in STEM courses and the ambassadors were excellent role models. They made Engineering as a major seem very accessible to students.”High School teacher
“The EA presentation was sensational. My students loved everything from the activity to the real-talk about what to expect in the college atmosphere of engineering.”High school teacher
“We felt this program provided high thinking skills. Students were able to take real world experiences and apply them to the lesson. They were able to visualize the process and learn about careers in the engineering field. Many students were motivated and want to become engineers because of this presentation. It was a fabulous experience for everyone! ”Elementary school teacher
“The ambassadors were amazing and so awesome... I heard the kids talking in the hall to their friends about their experience and how excited they were that the engineering students were female! ”High school teacher
“Thank you for sparking interest in our younger generation of engineers!! Your planning and creativity are much appreciated. We look forward to working with you in the future.”Elementary school teacher
“The engineering projects really challenged us to think and work like engineers in designing prototypes. Something I really appreciated were the positive words you gave us even if we were behind or failing. One thing that I will take away is that engineering is very important in our daily lives and life wouldn’t be the same today without it.”Middle School Student
“She felt more confident and was thrilled that a student named Tara is studying engineering… She wants to be like her when she gets older.” ”Parent
“With everything you taught us about engineering, I kinda changed my mind on what I personally want to do.”Middle School Student
“I learned that engineers are more than just people who build; they’re problem-solvers, creators, and have one of the most important roles in society.”Middle school student