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

Every year in Spring semester students with good academic and leadership track record are invited to join the organization. All applicants are interviewed by current executive members to ensure that the new ambassadors keep the tradition of professionalism, show enthusiasm and initiative. 


Expectations and Benefits 

Each ambassador is required to visit at least two high school class rooms each year to encourage current high school students to pursue their college degrees in engineering, and give preliminary information about different engineering fields. 

Engineering Ambassadors act as hosts to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. Each ambassador is required to help with at least four events by planning, organizing, 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.