Contact the Engineering Ambassadors

The Engineering Ambassadors have visited over 45K students from 40+ schools across upstate New York since 2011! If you're interested in having us visit your school or support an afterschool, Saturday morning club, engineering fair, etc. feel free to contact our advisor, Elizabeth Herkenham, using the information below.

Phone and Email

(518) 276-6245

School Address

Engineering Ambassadors
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth St
Troy, NY 12180
United States

Ms. Elizabeth Herkenham is the Education Outreach Director for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her responsibilities include managing and coordinating pre-college Science Technology Engineering Math related educational outreach activities across the institute's campus as well as remotely across the Capital Region. This includes managing the RPI Engineering Ambassadors program as well as institute events located on campus such as National Manufacturing Day, and National Biomechanics Day. Ms. Herkenham is also supporting Educational Outreach initiatives for Rensselaer’s NSF-funded Career Award Broader Impact projects for faculty, graduate students’ initiatives, and NSF-funded Engineering Research Centers (ERC) such as Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT).