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CEAS Ambassadors|College of Engineering and Applied Science

CEAS Ambassadors

Meet the Ambassadors for the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science! 

CEAS Ambassadors help promote the College of Engineering and Applied Science in various ways, including:

  • Prospective student recruitment
  • Retention of current students
  • Acting as liaisons with the general public
  • Participation alumni and donor relation activities
  • Sharing their student experiences with diverse audiences.


CEAS Ambassadors must be successful students in the college, and must meet the following requirements:

  • Primary major must be in the College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Must be a full-time student as defined by the University of Wyoming
  • Undergraduate students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and graduate students must have and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • Must be a current member of a professional society
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to furthering their knowledge of the CEAS and the University of Wyoming through their participation in Ambassador activities.


Meet the Ambassadors…

Morteza Akbarabadi - Petroleum Engineering
Emily Beagle - Mechanical Engineering
Brian Hill - Petroleum Engineering 
Brooke Howard - Civil Engineering
Abby Huyler - Mechanical Engineering
Caitlin Lefebvre - Chemical Engineering
Cameron Mock - Electrical Engineering
Dakota Roberson - Electrical Engineering
Rob Streeter - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Emily Beagle

Emily Beagle, CEAS AmbassadorI am currently a master's student in Mechanical Engineering. I graduated in 2012 with dual bachelors’ degrees in Energy Systems and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Honors from UW. I'm involved in Engineers without Borders and the Energy and Sustainability Club. I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala in December of 2012 to find a community for a new program with our chapter of EWB. I will continue to work on the Guatemala project with EWB, as well as working on various fundraisers including the raffle this semester. I participated in undergraduate research as a Nielson Fellow and will be in Washington D.C. this summer as a WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) intern studying engineering and public policy related to renewable energy. 


Emily Beagle

Ask me about:  Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, UW Honors Program, Engineers Without Borders, Energy and Sustainability Club, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, fellowships, and graduate studies at UW

Dakota Roberson

Dakota Roberson, CEAS AmbassadorAfter graduating high school in Rock Springs, WY, I came to the University of Wyoming enrolled in the Physiology program.  Soon thereafter, I decided to try my hand at Electrical Engineering, which, in retrospect, was probably the single greatest decision of my life.  Freshman year forced me to develop a solid work ethic, as the EE program is as challenging as it is enjoyable!  Great engineering programs coupled with an awesome campus in Laramie makes the College of Engineering and Applied Science an ideal place to earn a degree, and an easy choice for an in-state student like me.  I participate in Tau Beta Pi, Mortar Board, IEEE, Energy Sustainability Club, and UW Fly Caster’s Club.  I am also an avid motocross racer, and training takes up the majority of my remaining free time.  I have held undergraduate internships at Delcon Services Inc., David McCarthy P.C., and most recently at the University of Wyoming’s Electrical Engineering department.   I’ve also worked as a UW research assistant, a teaching assistant, a paper grader for several electrical classes, and have been a peer assistant to help underclassmen adjust to the University environment.  I completed a BS in Electrical Engineering in May of 2013, with a minor in math and the UW Honors program.  


Dakota Roberson
Wyoming Engineering Society – UW Student Engineer of the Year (2013)

Ask me about:  Electrical Engineering, professional societies (IEEE), Energy and Sustainability Club, campus activities, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, tutoring, scholarships, undergraduate fellowships, and graduate opportunities at UW


Caitlin Lefebvre

Caitlin Lefebvre, CEAS AmbassadorComing to the University of Wyoming as an out-of-state student was the perfect choice to me in order to save a lot of money! The scholarships that are available are amazing and make education at the university affordable for everyone.  Laramie is a great place to live. We are so close to anything outdoors that you want to do which is awesome. Even though it’s a small town if you want to do something you can find a place to do it.   My freshman year was definitely a struggle for me.  I wasn’t happy in my degree and I struggled to make friends. I changed my major to chemical engineering (from pre-pharmacy) the first day of my sophomore year.   Once I changed my major and started getting involved on campus I started to become really happy with my choice in UW. 

I have taken advantage of tutoring, and have also been a Camp Assistant for UW’s Engineering Summer Program (ESP).  I’m the president of Engineers Without Borders, and I have also worked part time in the Athletics Department selling season tickets.

After graduating in May of 2013 with a BS in Chemical Engineering, I have decided to pursue a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering at UW. I will be focusing my thesis on Wastewater Treatment and potential energy found in wastewater. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my degree so I decided to pursue graduate studies at UW because the program is so strong and the faculty is unbeatable.

Caitlin Lefebvre

Ask me about:  Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, coming to UW from out-of-state, Engineers Without Borders, off-campus and outdoor activities, campus clubs and organizations,  changing your major, ESP, finding jobs on campus, graduate studies at UW


Brian Hill

Brian Hill, CEAS AmbassadorI grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and am now a senior at the University of Wyoming, working on a third Bachelor's degree.  My previous two degrees are from the University of New Mexico where I received a BS in Biology and a BA in Communication.  I returned to school to study Petroleum Engineering and decided on Wyoming because of the great resources for education and the great opportunities UW provides students to find a job.  This summer I have an internship with EOG Resources in Oklahoma City.

 Here at Wyoming, I'm an active member in the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Drilling Engineers and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  This spring I was selected to become a member of the Tau Beta Honor Society.  During my time at New Mexico, I played baseball and football so I understand the demands placed on student athletes and can be of assistance to athletes considering engineering.  Also, with this being my second round of undergraduate education, I have some perspective when it comes to choosing a path of study and can be of assistance to anyone wondering why Wyoming and why engineering.

Hope to see you at UW!  

Brian Hill

Ask me about:  Petroleum Engineering, internships, being a student-athlete, professional societies (SPE, AADE), campus clubs and organizations, transferring to UW, Why UW?, and  Why Engineering?



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