About the Engineering Ambassadors

RPI Engineering Ambassadors (EA) program is managed through the School of Engineering – Educational Outreach Center. EAs are an assembly of highly motivated students that are focused on inspiring a younger audience to explore the role of engineers in society.

We participate in an extensive communications and professional development training to learn the techniques that enable us to develop engaging presentations, hands-on demonstrations to take in to classrooms. EAs participate in 12 – 15 full day visits into regional middle and high school classrooms throughout the academic year and encourage over 3000 students to consider careers in the areas of science, technology and engineering.


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Our Mission Statement

The Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors (EAs) are an assembly of highly motivated students focused on inspiring a younger audience to explore the role of engineers in society.

Meet Our Ambassadors

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Skyler Lafemina

"In my short time as an ambassador, I've come to appreciate and respect the efforts of educators and mentors even more so than I have in my past. These people have incredible responsibilities and impact future generations in ways that are often undervalued. Embracing this role will be challenging but is considered a great privilege, and I look forward to inspiring younger students."


-Skyler Lafemina

Mechanical Engineering

Event Coordinator- School Visits, 2017-18 of the RPI Engineering Ambassadors

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Denver Overend

"Being an engineering ambassador gives me the opportunity to reach out to kids to help them understand the amazing work engineers do and hopefully inspire them to follow in my footsteps."


-Denver Overend, Class of 2019

Mechanical Engineering

Development / Treasurer, 2017-18 of the RPI Engineering Ambassadors

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Erin Goodwin

"Engineering Ambassadors has benefited me by giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge and while learning from others that have very different perspectives from me. "


-Erin Goodwin, Class of 2019

Chemical Engineering

Member of the RPI Engineering Ambassadors