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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences looks forward to the opportunity to engage students and teachers in hands-on learning to build knowledge and understanding in the field of engineering. Strength in K-14 education can enhance the quality and quantity of students who pursue STEM programs at UW and ultimately pursue high-impact careers in the State. K-14 STEM Education is a critical component of the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative.

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Cindy Jones, Ph.D., Program Manager - Engineering Outreach


(307) 766-4236 | | EN 2081

Howdy! I am a native Texan and recent resident of beautiful Wyoming. I have been blessed to work as an educator for the past 26 years facilitating authentic learning opportunities in K-12 classrooms. I hold a BA in English, an M.A.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Education: Learning, Instruction, and Innovation. During my time in public education, I have served as a teacher, literacy coach, school improvement specialist, reading interventionist, teacher development specialist, curriculum writer, and educational consultant. I am thrilled to be a part of the UW family in a role that allows me to continue my work in K-12 classrooms while supporting the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences engineering initiative with K-14 STEM outreach. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, fishing, baking, cooking, reading, laughing, and spending time with my beautiful family. 


Allison Davis, CEPS Student Ambassador


Hi, I'm Allison! I am a graduate student studying electrical engineering. I received my bachelors in electrical engineering here at UW in May 2021. I am originally from Ridgecrest, CA but now call Laramie my home. I have been involved with Engineers Without Borders and Society of Women Engineers. I even got to travel to Guatemala in January 2019 with EWB! Fun fact: I used to march in the Western Thunder Marching Band right here at UW! I am so excited to be an ambassador for a second year! Go Pokes!!

Julia Burrows, CEPS Student Ambassador


I am from Casper, WY and a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering and Pre-Pharmacy with Honors. My hopes are to pursue a career in pharmaceutical engineering after I graduate. Outside of my academic career, however, I am a part of the Chi Omega Sorority and Club Rugby team at the University of Wyoming. I also love to run and spend time outside.

Brock LaBonde, CEPS Student Ambassador


Hello! My name is Brock LaBonde, and I am sophomore studying electrical engineering. I was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado and in my free time I enjoy skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, and most other outdoor activities. In my time at the University of Wyoming my favorite thing that I have found is that the other students and staff here are extremely friendly and willing to help out with any difficulties or questions that I may have.

Andrea Comer, CEPS Student Ambassador


I am a 2nd year in the Petroleum Engineering Program and pursuing a minor in International Engineering. I am a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. I enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking especially out in the ocean. But, I also enjoy puzzles and games indoors. I'm from Webster, FL which is just East of Orlando which is where I enjoy eating different foods from cultures around the world.

 Joana Olsen, CEPS Student Ambassador


Hello! I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sustainability. My current plans include going into the renewable energy field in hopes of working on wind energy or carbon capture technology. I am currently involved in university groups including The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Aerospace Research Group. A fun fact about me is that I am half Brazilian and speak Portuguese. In my free time I read fantasy novels and play violin.


Meghan Higgins, CEPS Student Ambassador


Hi my name is Meghan Higgins! I am majoring in Civil Engineering with minors in mathematics and ENR (Environment and Natural Resources). My hometown is Cheyenne, Wyoming and this is my third year at UW. Some of the RSOs I am part of are Engineers Without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, HerCampus, and GIVE (Guaranteed International Volunteer Excursions). In my free time, I love to do anything outdoors including hiking, backpacking, kayaking, gardening, and playing frisbee golf. When I am inside, I love to sew, scrapbook, and take care of my house plants!

Brennan Ruth, CEPS Student Ambassador


Hello! I am currently a junior and a mechanical engineering student with a minor in honors at UW. I am from Erie Colorado and I enjoy hiking, backpacking and playing guitar. This last summer I was a ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. As a ranger, I would take out crews into the wilderness and teach them outdoor skills and camping techniques.

Dayne Bradley, CEPS Student Ambassador


I a junior from Riverton Wyoming studying Mechanical Engineering. I am a high energy individual with a passion for acoustics and a love for food!

Nathaniel Miner, CEPS Student Ambassador


I am a Junior majoring in Electrical Engineering, and I am from the small town of Brush, Colorado where my High School’s mascot was the Beetdiggers. My involvement in University of Wyoming organizations include WyoGold Leadership Council, Wyoming Navigators, intramural flag football and basketball, and The Engineering Summer Program. As a trumpet player I also participate in the Community band and Basketball pep band when my schedule allows.

Beckham Carver, CEPS Student Ambassador


I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Staticstics, and I'm a Trustees scholar set to graduate in 2024, hopefully with two degrees. I grew up in Evanston, WY and love soccer -I was named after David Beckham after all- and skiing. In fact, during my freshman year, since my schooling was online, I decided to build a van into a camper, and I did school full time skiing everyday around the nation! I'm currently working towards a career in Data Science and have a passion for tinkering with electronics.

Nicholas Zalewski, CEPS Student Ambassador Intern and Volunteer


I am Nicholas Zalewski, a Freshman studying Mechanical Engineering. I am from Highlands Ranch Colorado, about 20 minutes South West of Denver. I ride mountain bikes at Crested Butte, and Trestle Bike Park (Winter Park). I am really excited to get future students interested in the STEM fields, because we could always use more engineers! Fun Facts: I love cars, and I am looking to engine swap my Mercedes-Benz C class back home. I am really interested in black holes, and the associated sciences, and I am looking to get an Astrophysics minor while I am up here. I also want to build a fully mechanical eye, but don’t even get me started on the complications of optics

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EERB 401

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4253


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