About Us

Engineering Ambassadors Executives

Engineering Ambassadors are current College of Engineering students with the mission to promote the Engineering Profession and be a host for the Kansas State University College of Engineering.



Selection Process

During the Fall Semester the Engineering Ambassador Organization conducts the College Leadership, Understanding, and Education (CLUE) Program. In this program participants will attend informational sessions to become more familiar with the K-State College of Engineering, including its various departments, majors, programs of study, and associated organizations, activities, and design teams. Participants will also have the opportunity to grow personally, professionally, and academically by engaging in both small and large group discussion with their peers, CLUE Coordinators, and guest speakers/presenters. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to apply for a position within the Engineering Ambassador Organization. This process includes the application, an individual interview, and a mock visit interview process.


Expectations and Benefits 

Engineering Ambassadors act as hosts to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. Each ambassador is required to hold a weekly office hour and help with a minimum number of events per semester by prepping for, or providing tours and information to prospective students, parents, and teachers. 


Engineering Ambassadors History

Engineering Ambassadors were created by Steel Ring (an engineering honorary society) with the help of Donald E. Rathbone, Dean Emeritus, and Ray Hightower, Assistant to the Dean.

Cliff Gilbert, 1981 graduate of Nuclear Engineering, initiated the work behind creating Engineering Ambassadors. In 1981, Curt Lanpher, 1983 Construction Science graduate, was elected as the first president of Engineering Ambassadors with an executive committee of 18 members. Since the creation of engineering ambassadors, we have had two additional advisors: Ken Gowdy, former Associate Dean, was the advisor from 1988-1993, and Assistant Dean Tom Roberts, our current advisor and Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Leadership Development.