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Join the ECEE Student Ambassador Program

The ECEE Volunteer Student Ambassador Program was established in 2014 as an opportunity for student volunteers to assist advising by interacting with new, continuing, and prospective students at ASU.

Each semester the ECEE Advising Team is responsible for organizing, hosting, and participating in events focused on recruiting and retaining quality students in Electrical Engineering. As part of this effort, we believe it is important for new, continuing, and prospective students to hear about the ASU experience from their fellow students! Our ECEE Student Ambassadors join us in meeting these students and providing a peer to peer conversation about what it means to attend a major university and encouraging studying at ASU.

The program provides our Student Ambassadors an opportunity to get involved in activities outside of the usual classroom setting and achieve the recognition that comes with community service. It also creates a vehicle for newly enrolled students to interact with existing and successful students in a friendly, casual environment.

The ECEE undergraduate program engages the Student Ambassadors directly in developing feedback about the program and seeking suggestions for improvement. Specifically, the ambassadors review the EE program educational outcomes each year with the EE program chair and the director of the school.  Sound interesting? We encourage you to apply and join your peers in this exciting opportunity!

Volunteer now and enrich your ASU experience!

Contact the Student Ambassador Program Organizer, Lauren de Luna.

To be eligible, you must have attended at least two semesters at ASU and be in good academic standing.

(Please note this is not affiliated with the Fulton Ambassador Program, this is specific to Electrical Engineering.)

Lauren de Luna

Lauren de Luna

Academic Success Advisor Sr.

Meet your student ambassadors

Roger Cheng

Roger Cheng

Student Ambassador

Like so many students, Roger Chang chose Arizona State University using financial consideration as a key decsion factor. The scholarship opportunites and lower tution options helped seal the deal and he has been on campus since fall 2016. With opportunities to work in the fields of biomedical devices, radar and robotics plus a growing job market, Roger knew electrical engineering was where he wanted to take his academic path.

Advice:

  • Attend office hours to both get help on difficult subjects/problems and to learn from the professors what their given fields are like
  • Search for or form study groups, especially in freshmen/sophomore years. They are an easy way to form friendships and gain assistance in classes

rchang8@asu.edu

Rachel Rhoades

Rachel Rhoades

Student Ambassador

Rachel Rhoades’ electrical engineering path is taking her all the way to her PhD. As a graduate of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, ASU was an obvious choice. A high-quality education, boundless academic opportunites and in-state tution rates made Rachel’s desicion easy. Studying electrical engineering was a natural fit and a easy choice too. Many fields within the electrical engineering field require an in-depth mathematical understanding and Rachel is up to the challenge, she thrives on mathematics-intense work. Now, with two internships under her belt and graduation in sight, Rachel is looking forward to starting the PhD program in statistical signal processing this fall.

Advice:
My biggest advice to any students at ASU is to take advantage of the abundant resources available to you in pursuing whatever interests you have. Many professors have an open-door policy and love to talk about what they work on beyond the scope of the classwork if you show interest, which can sometimes even turn into a paid research position working on similar projects with that faculty member.

rachel.rhoades@asu.edu

Taylor Swanson

Taylor Swanson

Student Ambassador

Affordability brought Taylor Swanson to ASU but the research opportunities and honors program kept her a Sun Devil. Currently in her master’s year of the 4+1 program, Taylor’s interest and aptitude in math and physics are helping her excel in the classroom and shine in her internship with General Dynamics Mission Systems. When she started on her academic journey, Taylor put her analytic skills to use and researched what degrees would be a good match. Discovering electrical engineering had an abundance of opportunities in a variety of interesting fields made it the degree for her.

Advice:
Don’t be afraid to go to others for help when you need it, whether it be your professors or your classmates. Your professors do want you to succeed, so take advantage of office hours or talk to them after class if you ever have questions. Your classmates can also be a great resource.

tcswanso@asu.edu

Alexander Whitthus

Alexander Whitthus

Student Ambassador

Alexander came to Arizona State University in August 2018. The innovative nature of the university along with the opportunity to be a part of the prestigious honors college and engineering school is why Alexander choose ASU. A graduate of Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, AZ, Alexander selected his major because of his passion for digital electronics and automation. He is not only an ambassador for the ECEE but is also an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics Lab in the School of Earth and Space Exploration under Dr. Hilairy Hartnett. His goal is to be a 4+1 student in the near future.

Advice:
Keep the main thing the main thing. Too often we find ourselves distracted from what we really want, and what really matters. Therefore, it is important to set short and long term goals, and to occasionally remind ourselves of these goals, in order to remain focused and on the path to success.

awitthus@adu.edu

Charles Wolfe

Student Ambassador

Charles Wolfe graduated high school in Muncie, Indiana and made his way across the United States to ASU because of the reputation of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Charles is a natural engineer and loves to learn how computers and electronic devices work.

Advice:
My advice to incoming students is to always start labs and homework as soon as you are given the assignment, and to work on assignments a little each day, not all at once.

Andrew Xi

Andrew Xi

Student Ambassador

Andrew Xi’s parents are both electrical engineers, so you might say that EE is in his blood. This next generation engineer chose ASU for it’s affordability and as a Corona del Sol High School graduate, the in-state tution was a big selling point. In his academic career here, Andrew has found a passion for signal processing, communications, circuits, and computer architecture. He made good use of his knowledge and gained new skills on his internship at General Dynamics Mission Systems.

Advice:
Advice: Make friends and help each other study! It’s a great way to reinforce the topics in your own mind as well as get help with topics you’re not so sure about.

andrew.xi@asu.edu