Become an Engineering Ambassador

We are looking for …

  • Students in the College of Engineering who are passionate about sharing their love for engineering.
  • Individuals with a desire to improve their communication and leadership skills.
  • Individuals who are reliable and willing to prioritize the outreach goals of the Engineering Ambassadors.

If this describes you, apply to be an Engineering Ambassador!

All Engineering Ambassadors …

  • Take ENGR 397: Advanced Engineering Communication (3 credits) upon entering the program. This course is required training.
  • Attend the Engineering Ambassadors Network Conference.
  • Regularly participate in Engineering Ambassador meetings and events. Events include presentations and K-12 outreach. Meeting and professional development events will typically be held Wednesday evenings. Engineering Ambassadors should expect to commit about 50 hours of their time over the course of each semester.
  • Are able to commit a minimum of two semesters to Engineering Ambassador membership.
  • Are willing to prioritize Engineering Ambassador activities when needed.
  • Are able to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the program.

Benefits enjoyed by Engineering Ambassadors include …

  • Receiving advanced communication training and experiences.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Networking opportunities with College of Engineering administrators, faculty, alumni, and industry partners.
  • Concrete evidence to employers of their communication expertise.
  • Engineering Ambassador attire to be worn at events.
  • A monetary award for contributions to the goals of the program.
  • Making a positive impact on Penn State, the College of Engineering, and young students.
  • Being part of a fun and outstanding community of engineers!

Applications are now open at

If you have any questions about the Engineering Ambassadors Program or application process, please contact Lori Miraldi, Director of the Engineering Ambassadors, at



The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State. In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College - the Office of Assessment & Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing & Speaking.

The Leonhard Center

201 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-4020