What teachers are saying about Engineering Ambassadors

"I felt like the ambassador presentation was very beneficial to our entire school. The ambassadors were prepared with great information about engineering. The Ambassadors were engaging, polite and interacted with our student body with a professional attitude that set the tone for a positive visit. "

"We see several presentations from various colleges and this is one of the best. Well done!!"

"Yes. One of our goals is to encourage non-traditional participation in STEM courses and the ambassadors were excellent role models. They shared their experiences and made Engineering as a major seem very accessible to students. "

"The middle school students have been talking about the presentation on buoyancy 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, why their boat didn't work as well, etc. That is the exciting part!!!"

"The kids were excited to have college kids come in and work with them. They will remember the presentation-particularly the hands-on activity for a long time!”

"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."

"After reflecting with the students, the ambassadors presentation was sensational. My students loved everything from the activity to the real-talk about what to expect in the college atmosphere of engineering. I will be requesting additional ambassadors to talk to my class because of how much the students enjoy the visit. Thank you again. "

"We felt this program provided high thinking skills for students who have learned about how a roller coaster is built. 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! "

"I believe the EAs are a total plus for schools and especially classes that teach science and STEM related subjects. Having the EAs come is a real credibility boost for ITE/STS. The EAs are legitimate serious students who present very interesting topics for our students. There is no doubt in my mind the EAs are going to bring students into engineering programs at the collegiate level. What a worthwhile outreach for the University of Nebraska! The EAs promote our worthy cause to plant the seeds of success in our students? Inviting the EAs promotes our program directly with our school, administrators, counselors, parents etc.."

Jeff Beavers
Director of Recruitment & Outreach
(402) 472-0434

Rachel Gar-El
Coordinator of Engineering Outreach
(402) 472-3412

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