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College of Engineering and Applied Science

CEAS Outreach Ambassadors

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences utilizes the talents of our wonderful undergraduate students as outreach ambassadors. Among their responsibilities include visiting elementary and middle schools for engineering and science demonstrations, guides for tours of the Engineering Building and representatives at conferences and UW campus events. Learn more about them below.

 


Sara Bashir

Sara Bashir

I am a junior who studies civil engineering student from Egypt. I guess you can call me the scholarship hunter. In middle school, I got a full scholarship to study English for two years in the American University in Cairo though a program called “ACCESS,” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. A year after, I got another full scholarship to be an exchange student in Kansas City, Mo. I stayed a year with an amazing American host family and got to graduate from Oak Park High School. Last year was my true turning point, as I earned a full scholarship from USAID to study at UW. My wildest dream has always been to study at an American university due to the quality education America has and here I am living my dream. I have been very involved at UW since Day One. I am part of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), SLCE (Service, Leadership + Community Engagement), SPURS (the sophomore service honorary), as well as being involved in the International Student Association, and very looking forward to being part of Engineers without Borders and Society of Women Engineers. I’m also looking forward to joining the Honors Program soon. Because of how great the quality of education is at UW, I earned  my first internship last summer while I was still a freshman at one of the very well-known engineering companies in Egypt (EGEC), and I just cannot wait to see what is coming next. My passion and motivation is to see how I can help my beloved country Egypt become one of the best nations.

E-mail sbashir1@uwyo.edu to ask me about: Civil and architectural engineering, international engineering, scholarships, ASCE, AEI, SLCE, SPURS

 


Emily Beagle

Emily Beagle

I am currently a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering. I graduated with bachelor degrees in mechanical and energy systems engineering with a minor in honors from UW in 2012 and completed my master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2014. During my time at UW, I have been involved with ASME, Engineers without Borders, Mortar Board, Energy and Sustainability Club, Tau Beta Pi and the UW Fencing Club. I worked as an undergraduate researcher supported by the Nielson Fellowship for Women and Minorities and interned in Washington D.C., through the WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) program studying engineering and public policy related to renewable energy. I am currently an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. My research looks at ways to utilize beetle kill biomass for energy applications.

E-mail ebeagle1@uwyo.edu to ask me about: Mechanical engineering, graduate degrees, UW honors program, ASME, Engineers without Borders, Mortar Board, Energy and Sustainability Club, Tau Beta Pi, UW Fencing Club, research, internships

 


Holly Beiko

Holly Beiko

I am from Calgary, Alberta, and I am a senior majoring in petroleum engineering. Prior to attending UW, I completed two years of study at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, receiving an associate degree in petroleum engineering technology. I am passionate about engineering and chose this as a field of study from my interest in detailed problem-solving obstacles I have faced. Innovation and finding new circuits to enhance industry practices in place is my main focus. I continually look for ways to bring the community into the learning and activities that occur in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and look for opportunities to inspire students to continue learning. My goal is to promote the evolution of young people’s interest in science, engineering and technology, and I enjoy giving back through teaching and volunteering.

 


Annaliese Fitzsimmons

Annaliese Fitzsimmons

I am a junior double-majoring in civil engineering and environment and natural resources with a minor in the Honors Program. I grew up in a small town in northern Wyoming called Greybull. I came to UW to study engineering because I was interested in working in a STEM field that would get me out in the field and working collaboratively with people in other fields. I care a great deal about outreach because I understand how important outreach like this can be. I became interested in engineering and UW through an engineering outreach event hosted at UW by the College of Engineering, so programs such as this one allow me to introduce engineering to someone else like it was introduced to me.

 


Moriah Miller

Moriah Miller

I am a junior studying computer science and business. I am studying computer science because not only is there such a huge demand for computer scientists but because it is an area of study that can be applied in almost any field. I care a lot about K-12 outreach primarily because I didn’t truly understand the meaning of engineering until I was in eight grade and took my first actual engineering course. Had I been exposed to engineering at a younger age I could have learned so much more and been very confident in my career path. I think it is really important for youth, especially young women, to learn that engineering has endless opportunities and opens countless doors, and that it can be fun! I look forward to travelling to new schools and showing K-12 children that engineering is for everyone and versatile through super fun activities!

 


Aisha Mohammed

Aisha Mohammed

I am a sophomore majoring in computer engineering and minoring in computer science and in the Honors Program. I am from Kwara State, Nigeria. I chose to study engineering because I had interest in math, science and computing courses as far back as in junior high school. I am also passionate about contributing to the development of the information technology industry. I care about working with K-12 students because I want to help them realize and develop interest in engineering at an early stage. Having a basic understanding of engineering and what it entails would help the students as they prepare for college and select a field of study. Furthermore, this program is especially important to me because in Nigeria, I was not exposed to such an opportunity, it was my sole responsibility to discover what field was of interest to me; the burden of deciding what I wanted to study was left for I alone to carry. I am really delighted to have the opportunity to work with K-12 students and give them a better chance than I had, to make them better prepared for college.

 


Chris Rumple

Chris Rumple

I am a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the Wind Energy Research Center. My current research is studying the effects of turbulent inflow on wake development in a wind farm setting, as implications of this study may lead to more efficient wind farm power output and increased longevity of wind turbines. I recently returned from a yearlong U.S. Fulbright Student research project in Indonesia. I hold degrees (B.S. & M.S.) from Pennsylvania State University in aerospace engineering. The reason I pursued engineering is my fascination with how nature works, specifically with the mechanisms that govern flight! I believes it is not only important to add to the body of science, but even more important to communicate the exciting findings to the next generation because progress lies in facilitating perpetual curiosity in the minds of the future. In my free time, I plays and coach rugby in Laramie. I have also both coached and played rugby internationally. My hometown is Harrisburg, Penn.  

 


Mike Tran

Mike Tran

My name is Minh “Mike” Tran, and I’m a junior from Hanoi, Vietnam. Currently, I’m majoring in electrical engineering with a bio-engineering concentration. When I was younger, I participated in a summer program where I received guidance from older college students to carry out engineering and science research on my own. The experience encouraged me greatly, and made me want to be an engineer. I want to provide the same enthusiasm to a new generation of would-be engineers from high schools all across Wyoming.

 


Nicholas Whites

Nicholas Whites

I am a Wyoming native from the grand lands of Gillette. I served four years in the United States Army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Sergeant. I am currently enrolled as a computer engineering student here at UW with junior standing. The reason I personally decided engineering is because engineers make a difference in the world. From building some of the greatest structures known to man, to landing on the moon, it’s the sacrifice from men and women engineers that have propelled us forward as the human race, and that is the kind of career I want to have. I applied to the CEAS outreach program because I felt it is my duty to assist in interesting this younger generation in the field of STEM. Even further I feel I can make an impact as an ambassador, which to me is one of the greatest achievements I can receive.

 


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Thomas Bruton

I am majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in honors. I will be going into my junior year in the fall of 2017. I am from Grand Lake, Colo. Several reasons lead me to choose to study engineering. My dad was a contractor and ran his own construction business. This gave me an interest in the design of structures. I also grew up on a ranch and worked on a variety of machines so I became interested in learning more about the details of how machines operate. I want to work with K-12 students because I want to make a difference in the community and I want to make an impact on the lives of younger students.

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