The STEM Ambassador Program provides El Centro STEM majors opportunities to enrich their educational experience.
The El Centro STEM Ambassadors exemplify the STEM Center's values of engagement, excellence, and professionalism. Students who take part in this program go above and beyond the standard curriculum by completing honors projects, service learning, peer mentorship, and outreach. STEM Ambassadors set themselves apart by dedicating their time to academic and professional advancement.
What do STEM Ambassadors do?
All STEM ambassadors will gain valuable extra-curricular experience and participate in professional development workshops to add to their résumés and thus make their applications for university, scholarships, and jobs more competitive.
STEM ambassadors can select at least one of three tracks for each semester they wish to participate in the program. These tracks are:
Whichever track you choose, the STEM Center team is available to assist with project ideas and to help guide your progress throughout the semester. The STEM Center will also host professional development workshops for the Ambassador program including,
Resume Writing and Interview Skills, Outreach Presentation Best Practices, Finding and Applying for Scholarships, and more.
What are the requirements to participate in the STEM Ambassador program?
To participate in the STEM Ambassador program a student must:
STEM Ambassadors that successfully complete all requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Recommendation at the end of the semester.
How to I become a STEM ambassador?
Steps to becoming a STEM Ambassador include:
Once you complete these steps you will officially be a STEM Ambassador.
Can I be a STEM Ambassador for more than one semester?
Yes! As long as you are enrolled at El Centro you can participate in the STEM Ambassador program. Students who complete 3 semesters as a STEM Ambassador are eligible for special awards, such as:
STEM "All Around" Ambassador Award- student who completes all three Ambassador Tracks
STEM Honors Scholar- student who receives 12 credit hours worth of honors credit in STEM courses
STEM Service Award- student who completes at least 45 service learning hours and 3 reflection projects
STEM Peer Mentor Platinum- student who completes 3 semesters as a volunteer peer mentor
For more information about the STEM Ambassador program and to get an application visit the El Centro STEM Center (CM-60) on the mezzanine (2nd floor) of the C-building.
Rebecca Britt STEM Services Coordinator El Centro College CM-60