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Engineering Physics Ambassadors

Welcome to the Engineering Physics Ambassador page!

Our recently established Ambassador program is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the Engineering Physics student experience.

Our Ambassadors represent our Department and are knowledgeable about our undergraduate programs, the happenings within the department, and help give prospective students a personal and informative connection with The Department of Engineering Physics and the McMaster community at large.

They act as the go-to person for current and prospective students’ questions and concerns, and serve as representatives at all relevant departmental, faculty, and university-wide events.

What do our Ambassadors do?

Our student Ambassadors address the departmental need for community and open communication about life and education in Engineering Physics. In brief, they are the face and voice of the department.

The Ambassadors serve as liaisons to students and engineering/community organizations, and assist in the development and implementation of department-specific projects. Along with the Engineering Physics Society, the Ambassadors are an invaluable link to the Engineering Physics student body, as well as the larger Engineering faculty. By establishing meaningful relationships with prospective and current students, faculty, and staff, student Ambassadors create a sense of belonging and connectedness in the Department of Engineering Physics.

As always, our Ambassadors will represent Engineering Physics at various events. You can come to any of our events (including May @ Mac, Engineering 1 Information Session, Engineering Physics Information Night, and many more!) and ask our Ambassadors any questions you may have about our program (find them in bright yellow t-shirts!)

Our Ambassadors may also visit High Schools and give an Engineering Physics lecture/demo. The Ambassadors are also starting a brand new Student for a Day Program. This will be for Grade 11-12 students and will involve getting to know exactly what the life of an Engineering Physics student is like, including attending classes, labs, tutorials, and perhaps more! Apply through our webform! For our current students, Ambassadors will facilitate a peer-to-peer mentoring program offered to level 2 Engineering Physics students.

If you have any questions for an Eng Phys Ambassador, be sure to meet our Ambassadors and get in contact with them!

Meet Our Ambassadors

The Engineering Physics Ambassadors are charismatic, confident, and professional leaders who are enthusiastic about Engineering Physics and all it has to offer.

Who Are They?

Returning Ambassadors: Alexander Barovier, Bri Conn, Desmond Kennedy, Michael Tucker, Dinh Thach Dang, Skylar Wingfelder, Jennifer Braun, Ramis Arbi, Dawson Bonneville, Fadia Cruz

New Ambassadors: Dua Alam, Minha Amir, Veronika Henzl, Terrel Marshall, Aiden Forsyth, Michael Stire, Danielle Luit, Lauren Watson, Erin Nunn, Iyah Alideeb, Nithin Aaron, Gillian Ford, Krishna Jangid, Amanda Thomas, Paige Wilson, Paramita Bhattacharyya

Alexander Barovier

Alexander Barovier

Engineering Physics, Level 4

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose EngPhys because I wanted a degree which enabled me to learn from a wide array of topics in both engineering and physics, and didn’t narrow down my options too much.

Clubs: McMaster NEUDOSE, McMaster engineering welcome week rep

Dua Alam

Dua Alam

Engineering Physics & Biomed Co-op, Level 4

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because of its ability to bridge multidisciplinary topics through a fundamental understanding of physics. I also liked the interdisciplinary nature of the program and it provides students with the opportunity to take a wide variety of technical electives.

Clubs: McMaster NEUDOSE, McMaster Ahlul-bayt Islamic Society, Women in Engineering Mentor

Minha Amir

Minha Amir

Engineering Physics & Ibiomed, Level 3

Veronika Henzl

Veronika Henzl

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 4

Reasons for Eng Phys: chose engineering physics because it allows me to pursue my interests - like nuclear & energy, control systems, and software - that would traditionally exist in separate engineering programs. I was also drawn to how supportive and welcoming the eng phys student community is! Being surrounded by great profs & peers is a huge part of what makes the undergrad experience amazing!

Clubs: Producer of the McMaster Engineering Musical

DinhThach Dang

DinhThach Dang

IBioMed & Eng Phys,  Level 4

Reasons for Eng Phys: The tight-knit community was what pulled me into the Engineering Physics program the most. Many students and professors are easily approachable and are willing to help you out in any way they can 

Clubs: McMaster Ultimate Frisbee Team

Terrel Marshall

Terrel Marshall

Engineering Physics & Ibiomed Co-op, Level 3

Reasons for Eng Phys: chose EngPhys because I really liked the idea of going into a wide and interdisciplinary field. Not only do our own courses cover all sorts of topics like nuclear engineering, lasers, and semiconductors, but we take courses from all over the Faculty of engineering to build what I think is the closest you can get to a custom engineering degree!

Clubs: McMaster Engineering Society

Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Ph.D. Student with Dr. Novog

Reasons for Eng Phys: I have always been passionate about nuclear energy. I choose Engineering Physics so that I could pursue a career in the field and take advantage of the department's excellent resources, including access to the the McMaster Nuclear Reactor.

 

Aiden Forsyth

Aiden Forsyth

Engineering Physics & Management, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because it gives you the ability to study a wide variety of topics across different Engineering streams. Furthermore, the small nature of the program allows for everyone to know each other and work together to succeed in an academic setting.

Clubs: McMaster NEUDOSE CubeSat Team

Michael Stire

Michael Stire

Engineering Physics, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose ENG PHYS because I was very interested in optics and nanotechnologies and I really wanted to learn more about them and their applications.

Clubs: McMaster Engineering Musical, MSU AVTEK Productions

Danielle Liut

Danielle Liut

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: Even before I came to McMaster, I always knew that I wanted to join Engineering Physics. What I love about our program is that students have the opportunity to apply useful technical skills and learn the theory behind these skills. Our program also allows students to uniquely shape their own degree with a generous amount of technical electives, which is something that I'm taking advantage of with software and electronic based electives.

Clubs: McMaster Engineering Welcome Week Representative, SPIE (international society for optics and photonics)

Bri Conn

Bri Conn

Eng Phys & Society Co-op, Level 5

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose EngPhys because of my passion for space and understanding how everything around me works. This program allows me to explore several fields I find interesting - electronic systems, energy generation, and modern physics.

Clubs: McMaster Energy Association Vice Chair, McMaster Women’s Hockey Team, Engineering Youth Outreach Volunteer.

Fadia Cruz

Fadia Cruz

Engineering Physics & Biomed Engineering Co-op, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics since it approaches diverse engineering fields from a unique perspective that allows me to draw connections between them to solve and model solutions for real-world problems. Apart from this, the Engineering Physics program gives me the opportunity to reach out and expand my knowledge by providing a wide range of technical electives to chose from.

Clubs: Engineering Physics Representative on the MES, Engineering Physics Society executive

Jennifer Braun

Jennifer Braun

Engineering Physics & Society, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: What interested me about Eng Phys was the opportunity to learn about more advanced physics concepts and apply them to engineering problems. Additionally, Eng Phys gives me the ability to take a wide variety of technical electives, allowing me to pursue a variety of topics that interest me.

 Clubs: VP Academic of Engineering Physics Society, McMaster Engineering Musical Band and Engineering Welcome Week Representative.

Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson

Engineering Physics & Ibiomed, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose eng phys because I really appreciated the wide variety of courses you could take. I found this especially appealing being in iBio because it allows me to take a large number of IBEHS courses.

 Clubs: Mac dance, eng phys society, and the MES as one of the kipling coordinators.

Erin Nunn

Erin Nunn

Engineering Physics & Society, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics because of the many different paths that it can lead you down! There are so many opportunities for trying new things, which is something I appreciate even more in upper years.

Desmond Kennedy

Desmond Kennedy

Engineering Physics & Society, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: Engineering Physics allows me to study Nuclear Engineering and Energy Systems while also taking a multidisciplinary set of technical electives. The content of Eng Phys courses is interesting, but one of the best parts of the program is the supportive community created by the students, faculty, and staff. 

Clubs: McMaster Energy Association (Co-President), McMaster Engineering Society (Data Coordinator), McMaster Engineering Musical (Percussionist)

Iyah Alideeb

Iyah Alideeb

Engineering Physics & Management, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: Engineering Physics allowed me to explore my fascination with higher level physics, innovation, and collaboration. With the Engineering Physics program, not only am I able to take Eng Phys courses, I am allowed to take any other science or engineering courses that I believe will enhance my education. 

 Clubs: Co-President of the McMaster Energy Association, McMaster Welcome Week Representative, McMaster Engineering Ambassador, Engineering Physics Ambassador, Women in Engineering Mentor

Nithin Aaron

Nithin Aaron

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose EngPhys because it allows me to explore so many different fields of physics and enables me to apply that physics to the development of modern technology. EngPhys is also super flexible when it comes to technical electives, which gives me the ability to customize my degree to suit my interests and take courses from other departments and faculties.

 

Ramis Arbi

Ramis Arbi

PhD student, Engineering Physics

Why I chose Eng Phys: I like that Engineering Physics allowed me to pursue the applications of theoretical interdisciplinary concepts that intrigue me. 

Clubs: EGS

Gillian Ford

Gillian Ford

Engineering Physics, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: Eng Phys appealed to me because it allows me to take a variety of electives and mold my degree in any direction I’m interested in!. 

 Clubs: NEUDOSE, I’m the assistant producer of the Mac Eng Musical and the MES rep for Eng Phys

Krishna Jangid

Krishna Jangid

Engineering Physics, PhD candidate 

Why I chose Eng Phys: I enjoy working on different aspects of the nanotechnology field, and engineering physics provides me with that opportunity to work on projects requiring interdisciplinary knowledge.

Clubs: EGS

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas

Engineering Physics, PhD student

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics because of its interdisciplinary and  inviting collaborative nature. Eng phys combines a knowledge of the underlying physics behind the technologies that we use every day with skills from a variety of engineering disciplines to provide students with a strong, well-rounded multidisciplinary skill set to tackle the complex engineering challenges that exist.

Paige Wilson

Paige Wilson

Engineering Physics, PhD

Why I chose Eng Phys: I joined the PhD program in engineering physics because I was looking for practical applications for my undergraduate degree in physics.

Skylar Wingfelder

Skylar Wingfelder

Engineering Physics, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Eng Phys because it is an incredibly interdisciplinary stream. It gave me the opportunity to study a wide variety of interesting topics  across all of engineering and science.

Paramita Bhattacharyya

Paramita Bhattacharyya

Engineering Physics, M.Eng

Why I chose Eng Phys: The best thing about being in an interdisciplinary faculty like Engineering Physics is that I can apply all the gained knowledge to solve some real-world problems. This is one of the places where science is put into action to make day-to-day things easy for mankind.

Clubs: EGS

Dawon Bonneville

How To Contact An Ambassador

Click here to contact an Engineering Physics Ambassador!

Please feel free to get in contact with an Engineering Physics Ambassador if you have any questions about the Engineering Physics Program, Student Life, or anything else!

Engineering Physics Student For A Day!

Learn about our program directly from our student Ambassadors!

Experience a day-in-the-life of a McMaster Engineering Physics student! Come join us for a personalized experience. What do you want to know about our program? Who do you want to meet? What would you like to see? This is an opportunity for you to become better acquainted with your future.

You will have an opportunity to:

  • Tour our state-of-the-art facilities 
  • Get expert advice from real Engineering Physics students.
  • You may even be able to attend a class and meet with a faculty member!

After submitting your request, we'll match you up with an Ambassador who will be your Student For A Day guide. Your Ambassador will create a custom itinerary just for you. 

This program is open both to high school students (Grade 11 and 12) and Level 1 Engineering Students!

  • It is our goal to accommodate all requests that we get for this program. However, we do ask that you provide 2 weeks’ notice of your intended visit so that we may plan accordingly.
  • Visits may go beyond classes to include other shared interests, such as clubs and student teams.
  • You'll be provided with a customized itinerary before your visit, outlining activities and locations, and contact information (in case of emergencies).
  • In general, activities will take place on McMaster’s main campus during regular business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday) from September to the end of November and from mid-January to the end of March. May through August has limited availability.
  • Beyond the visit, parents/guardians are welcome to continued conversations with our Ambassador team throughout the post-secondary application process.

Student for a Day opportunities are currently reserved for High School Students (Grade 11 & 12) as well as Level 1 Engineering students.

You may also wish to arrange separate tours of our campus. Visit this website for more information.

The comfort, safety, and well-being of all participants are important for the success of individual visits and the program. The Student For A Day program does realize that life happens and things can change. Please be considerate of the time and effort put in by the Ambassadors to personalize your day and advise as soon as possible if you cannot make your scheduled appointment or need to reschedule.

Matches can be cancelled by emailing the Ambassadors at engphysambassadors@gmail.com

The ambassadors are experienced, undergraduate student leaders, who have taken an interest in recruiting future students to Engineering Physics. They are the same volunteers who support on- and off-campus Engineering Physics recruiting initiatives, such as open houses and the Ontario Universities Fair. You can learn more about them under "Meet Our Ambassadors."

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