The Engineering Career Education in Oregon Envoy Program enables the Colleges of Engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Portland State University to combine resources and make a larger impact in communities throughout the state. One of the main objectives of the program is to make a very clear distinction between recruiting and outreach events. The Envoy program concentrates on outreach or career education, rather than recruitment to a specific University. The target audiences is generally younger (middle school or upper elementary) or groups that are involved in a community education, after school or classroom event such as visits made by college students as part of the annual Engineering Week.
Engineering Envoys are current Oregon Tech students and our goal is outreach and career education to K-12 students in an effort to promote engineering as a career choice. We go out into the community and provide an outline of the different types of engineering and have activities that illustrate the different concepts used in a variety of engineering applications and jobs.
“Without the leadership, advisement, and mentoring of Professor Culler and three Oregon Tech engineering envoy students we would not have had a successful year.” - Marsha Beardsley, Starbase
“Dr. Culler and the envoy students have been a big help at multiple events both on and off campus. They are in high demand and the added benefit of paying students is great.” - Dean Charlie Jones, ETM
“The Lost River students really enjoyed their time and learned a lot about engineering on 3/14. I am interested in partnering with OIT to host a robotics competition event.” - Lori Ross, Lost River HS
To learn more, contact David Culler.