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Engineering Ambassadors

Partner with WPI today to sponsor the Engineering Ambassador program, and together we can strengthen your organization and fortify your talent pipeline. 

Part of the WPI mission is to inspire young diverse minds by reaching as many middle- and high school students as possible. By introducing young students to the principles of engineering in a dynamic hands-on environment, WPI’s specially trained engineering ambassadors teach students to innovate and engineer at a very young age. When your company sponsors WPI Engineering Ambassadors: you inspire and empower top-level college student leaders, you provide middle- and high school students with strong STEM role models, and you gain a direct recruitment pipeline to world-class talent. 
 

WPI Engineering Ambassadors are the Best and the Brightest

WPI Engineering Ambassadors are chosen through a rigorous application process, with only one in five high-level talent applicants accepted. This intense vetting process ensures your organization receives the best and brightest of today’s young engineering minds.

WPI Engineering Ambassador Mark Bray ’21

As a Biomedical Engineering & Professional Writing double major, Mark’s interests lie in tissue engineering, medical writing, public health, and healthcare policy. He and his Engineering Ambassador peers collaborate to develop inspiring technical presentations and workshops which demonstrate engineering principles to young students. Beyond Mark’s WPI Engineering Ambassador duties he has served as a laboratory research assistant, Writing Center tutor, Help Desk problem solver, Resident Advisor, Academic Excellence Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers and WPI Track & Field athlete. Mark is one example of the many diverse and outstanding WPI Engineering Ambassadors in need of sponsorship support. 

WPI Engineering Ambassador Mark Bray ’21

“Our work as Engineering Ambassadors would not be possible without the partnership of our corporate sponsors who support the training and professional development opportunities ambassadors receive. I remain grateful for their support in improving diversity in STEM!" 

Engineering Ambassadors By the Numbers

For the 2019-2020 academic year

39 
schools visited 

56 
school events completed

2,200 
students reached

50%+ 
program participants receive free/reduced lunch 

Kids Love the Engineering Ambassadors

This was an amazing experience for our TRIO Talent Search scholars, and I know this trip left a lasting impact on them in terms of being able to see themselves as students on a college campus. Perhaps you will see some of them in the future as freshmen!
John W. McCormack Middle School
Thank you so much for hosting our students at WPI for the visit! It is so wonderful that you have this whole program committed to making students feel welcome and supported in building their college going mindset.
Excel Academy Charter School
We had an AMAZING time. It really was fun and the kids will be starting their own projects in a week or so.
Bancroft School
  • Why sponsor the WPI Engineering Ambassador program?
    • Partner with WPI to help meet the world’s ever growing demand for knowledgeable and skilled STEM professionals
    • Invest in a multi-year pipeline of talent and gain direct recruiting access to world-class STEM graduates 
    • Earn the unique option to run a Summer Internship program with your Engineering Ambassadors 

    Sponsorship greatly impacts our program by providing exceptional opportunities and essential funding. 

  • What are the sponsorship levels?

    Contact WPI today to customize your Engineering Ambassador program. Depending on your organization’s goals, interest and size, our team will develop a tailored program to meet your needs. 

    To learn more about sponsorship levels, please contact executive director of corporate relations David Ortendahl at dortendahl@wpi.edu.  

  • How do I get started?
    1. Schedule a meeting to discuss your company’s interest 
    2. Solidify sponsorship (February) 
    3. Student selection happens in March (WPI) 
    4. Training and program launch to schools – Fall 
    5. Potential internship the following summer 

     
    To learn more about how your organization can sponsor an Engineering Ambassador program, please contact executive director of corporate relations David Ortendahl at dortendahl@wpi.edu.  

Are you a student interested in becoming an Engineering Ambassador? Learn more about program requirements and how to apply.