What is the WIE Ambassador Program? The WIE Ambassador Program is a unique outreach program where female undergraduate and graduate engineering majors visit local elementary, middle and high schools to talk to students about engineering. WIE Ambassadors also assist with various campus events such as FASET, Admission Panels, Connect with Tech and many more!
Why is the WIE Ambassador Program Important? Research has found that many K-12 students do not consider engineering as a major because of incorrect stereotypes or because they know very little about what engineers actually do. This program is designed to educate students on how exciting engineering can be. Through this program, GT female engineering students become role models for younger students and inspire them to see themselves as future GT engineering majors!
How does the WIE Ambassador Program Work? WIE Ambassadors speak to individual math and science classes as well as larger student assemblies to build interest and exposure to engineering fields for K-12 students. Our Ambassadors talk to the students about the various engineering disciplines as well as share their personal experiences. They also incorporate engineering hands-on activities that are designed to engage younger students and peak their interest in math, science and engineering. Please visit our Ambassador FAQ Page for more information.
How K-12 Schools Can Get Involved: The Ambassador Program is only available to schools located within the I-285 perimeter. We regret that we cannot accommodate schools outside of the perimeter. If you are a local elementary, middle or high school inside of I-285 who is interested in scheduling a visit by the WIE Ambassadors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Did You Know? Last year, GT WIE Ambassadors visited over 25 schools, participated in over 25 campus events and spoke to over 2,000 students!