About Us

STEM Ambassadors is a professional development program with an outreach mission for student representatives from Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. Our goal is to share our passion and excitement for the STEM fields with local middle and high school students, prospective students of Tufts University, and the greater Tufts community including Medford, Somerville, and Boston. We hope to display the opportunities of growth, knowledge, and worldly impact to a diverse population including women, minorities, and first-generation college bound students in order to spark their individual curiosity.

STEM Ambassadors can be found at local schools giving presentations on engaging topics of their choice and conducting hands-on activities with the students. Through these interactive presentations we hope students will be able to relate and build personal connections to varying STEM disciplines. You will also find STEM Ambassadors interacting with high school students visiting Tufts on College Access visits, as well as sharing their own personal "My College Experience" presentations.

By deliberately working on engaging presentations and activities, we hope to bring a well-rounded and diverse vision of STEM to local students.

More Than Just an Outreach Program
In conjunction with the national network, Engineering Ambassadors, undergraduate science and engineering students will complete an intense series of workshops designed to develop exceptional leadership and communication skills. It is here that they will learn how to concisely and energetically present technical data and information to a broad audience, a skill that will be necessary to be successful both as a student and as a professional. Additionally, STEM Ambassadors will attend a regional Engineering Ambassadors workshop where they will further hone their communication skills as well as network with other Engineering Ambassadors in the region. Overall, STEM Ambassadors is more than just an outreach program; it is a community that provides a strong network of support that will lead to professional growth and success.

STEM Ambassadors is co-supported by the Center for STEM Diversity and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.