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Engineering Ambassador Network    

The San Jose State University Engineering Ambassador Program (EAP) started in 2011. The Engineering Ambassadors Program is a SJSU College of Engineering Dean's Affiliate Leadership Outreach Group, and falls under the Engineering Pathways to Success (EPS) initiative. This mission of EPS is to “increase the number, diversity, and preparedness of Bay Area high school students choosing to enter college engineering and technology programs." EAP helps engage students in K-12 by encouraging them to pursue STEM fields in college/life, providing a student perspective, and acting as role models.

 

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) also falls under EPS. As a PLTW affiliate university, SJSU provides training and support for PLTW schools listed in the Bay Area. Most of EAP activities are targeted for PLTW teachers. EAP is supplemental for the PLTW programs, as K-12 PLTW students get to engage with current SJSU engineering students..

 

Some events worked in the past:

 

  • Bay Area Science Festival

  • Boy Scouts’: Stem in Scouting

  • Girl Scouts’: When I Grow up

  • Chevron IED Challenge

  • San Jose State University Science Extravaganza

  • Outreach at High School Elective/College Nights

  • Student Panels during High School Visits

Cinque Terre
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Coordinator
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SJSU College of Engineering Event Planner
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6th Year Transfer, Computer Engineering Student

I learned about EAP by chance during the beginning of the Fall semester I transferred. I always was into outreach programs and being able to do something for our community, so learning about EAP really ignited that drive to inspire others. In High School, I wasn’t academically the smartest so having those older than me inspire and motivate me really made an impact. As a Coordinator, I hope to achieve that same impact through events to all these younger students because they might not have anyone to tell them they can do it.
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5th Year Transfer, Aerospace Engineering Student

The experiences and skills I gained from joining EAP has guided me into wanting to be better and into staying determined to get through the tough times outside of the program. These are some of the positive messages that EAP promotes and teaches in their outreach events and by immersing myself in this supportive and driven community of ambassadors has been the difference between sinking or swimming in my path to earning my engineering degree. Now as a student coordinator, I am driven to continue the best aspects of the program as well as looking for innovative ways to enhance the EAP experience for its members as well as for the community EAP serves.
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4th Year, Civil Engineering Student

The first semester of my freshman year I became involved with EAP and began sharing my passion for engineering with others. Being the first engineer in my family, I was motivated to inspire others whom also share a passion for STEM. EAP has allowed me to grow as a student, an engineer, and a leader in the opportunities that I have had during my time in the program. The confidence that the students get when they are successful in the STEM activities I’ve led drives me to continue to inspire them. Now as a student coordinator, I hope to continue encourage others through our outreach events to follow their passions and never let anything keep them from pursuing their aspirations.
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2nd Year, Mechanical Engineering Student

My name is Nathan Jacob Villanueva and I am a second-year mechanical engineering student. I discovered EAP (Engineering Ambassadors Program) at a campus organization fair during my first semester in college. I recognized one of the ambassadors as a tour guide for my school’s engineering building. He approached me and kindly asked if I was interested in learning more about the program. After that day, I tried my best attend every EAP event that I could. EAP has helped me develop my communication, professionalism, and passion for engineering.
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My name is Kalkidan Bekele. I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I Completed High school in Ethiopia and went to Mekelle University to study Civil Engineering. When i was third year university student i won a Visa lottery to come to U.S.A and moved to U.S.A. I have been in U.S.A for five years. After i moved here i started school in San Jose City college and transferred to San Jose State University on Fall, 2016. When I was in college I was in President list for more than three semester with over a 3.5 GPA. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science.


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I am a 24 year old San Jose native, having completed all my education in the city. Upon graduating from highschool I joined a team of student delegates on a visit to Port-au-Prince, Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. With an understanding of the importance of building for sustainability in the face of natural distastes, I went on to explore the ways in which I could contribute. I have since served as a writer for my local newspaper, joined Engineers Without Borders, and have participated in a couple engineering-related competitions.


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My name is Patrick Fintamag. I am an Civil and Environmental engineering student at San Jose State University. I graduated from El Camino High School in South San Francisco California. I was originally a music major when i started college. As I began take more math and science classes i learned about the field of engineering. I have been pursuing an engineering degree for the last 2.5 years. I thoroughly enjoy the engineering methodology, which includes the problem solving approach to engineering design. One of the great benefits of studying engineering is being able to work with a variety of incredible people that are chasing a common goal. It would be my great pleasure to be a part of the Engineering Ambassador Program.


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Hey! My name is Carlos Velazquez. I am a transfer student from Southern California and moved to San Jose to attend San Jose University. I am currently working on a Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Most of my college life I been working in with kids either as a tutor or a TA ranging in. I love sharing my knowledge with younger generation and hopefully encourage them to their path towards success. It would be a great honor to be part of the Engineering Ambassador Program. 


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Hey! My name is Carlos Velazquez. I am a transfer student from Southern California and moved to San Jose to attend San Jose University. I am currently working on a Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Most of my college life I been working in with kids either as a tutor or a TA ranging in. I love sharing my knowledge with younger generation and hopefully encourage them to their path towards success. It would be a great honor to be part of the Engineering Ambassador Program. 


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I am a second year electrical engineering student at SJSU with a diverse range if interests. I am excited to empower students to explore what they love and see their capabilities in STEM.


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My name is Sari Elaian, I was born in Jordan where I lived for 17 years. Then moved to California to finish up my last year of high school, went to ARC for my college education then transferred to SJSU where I am currently pursuing my B.S in Aerospace Engineering. I speak 2 languages Arabic and English in which are both my native languages where I learned both growing up at the same time. I really enjoy nature and the weather in San Jose.


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In high school I took rigorous AP classes, and focused my energy and soul into becoming the first of my family to attend a four year college. I became involved in engineering and science clubs on campus, and was able to discover my passion for engineering. After being part of Girls Who Code Summer Program I was determined to get a career in software engineering.


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I'm a 4th year student at SJSU, majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Music. I am very passionate about the process of engineering and all the work that goes into it. I believe a lot of people are afraid of failure, I am not. Failure provides you with an opportunity to grow and in engineering that kind of mindset will always lead to success. With my Aerospace Engineering degree, I plan to specialize in either propulsion systems or orbital mechanics.


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When I started my Aerospace Undergrad, I discontinued a heavy focus on music performance.  I hold the same captive interest in physics and engineering as I do in music, and am spending a lot of my free time on personal projects that exercise my skill sets as an engineering student.  I have a great appreciation for everything I've learned in school, including art, human history, literature, biology, math, and physics...and for the things anyone can accomplish when these are put together.

 
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I'm a calm and patient person, I love working with people and having fun at whatever I do while getting the job done. I'm adventurous and try to find different solutions to one problem. Focused on studies while putting time into better improving myself.


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I am a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and trying to minor in chemistry. I am originally from Anaheim, Ca. In my first year at San Jose State, I joined the Alpha Omega Epsilon, a social professional sorority for women in engineering and technical sciences, and Circle K International, a service organization. Being in Alpha Omega Epsilon, I became apart of the fundraising committee, where I organized a Pie-In-The-Face event and the money was donated to an organization that raises awareness of domestic violence, and now I am the chair of three committees.


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I am a computer engineering 3rd year at San Jose State University, I hope to continue my academics into higher education by pursuing a Masters degree and possibly a Doctorate in Computer Science. I am currently trying to conduct research in Machine Learning application in Prognosis of Type - 2 Diabetes.


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I am currently an incoming 2nd year at SJSU aspiring to be a civil engineer. I hope to concentrate on environmental engineering later on in my college career. I aspire to help find solutions for environmental issues such as water and air pollution and global warming. I hope to help design new ways to make life better for people around the globe while respecting our world’s natural resources.


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I am Josef, a senior electrical engineering student at San Jose State University who transferred from City College of San Francisco on Fall 2016. I am passionate in learning engineering and robotics and I also enjoy tinkering and opening up instruments or electronic devices to discover the underlying works within it -- a very utilitarianistic approach in learning and self-development.


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