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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: Dawson Bonneville, Hani Dawood, Dylan Genuth-Okon, Arthur Mendez-Rosales, Adam Otto, Amit Rao, and Michael Tucker, and Devan Wagner.

New Ambassadors: Hadeel Al-Zubaidi, Zan Barovier, Bri Conn, Diana Dumitrescu, Josh Eizenga, Andreas Hitzler, Zainab Husain, Desmond Kennedy, Hannah McPhee, Erin Nunn, Aum Patel, Malav Patel, Jana Strizak, Ben Torres-Kulik, and Mitchell Wong

Dawson Bonneville

Dawson Bonneville

Ph.D. Student with Dr. Bradley

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because of the multi-disciplinary theme to the program. Truly the "Jack-of-all Trades" program!

Clubs: Former orbital Specialist - Neudose Satellite team / Former President - Engineering Physics Society

Hani Dawood

Hani Dawood

Engineering Physics, Level 4

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because I wanted to be part of the cutting edge of technological innovation. Engineering physics gives me the foundation to do that and the flexibility to take it anywhere.

Clubs: VP Social for the Engineering Physics Society, and volunteer for the Engineering Physics Help Initiative.

Dylan Genuth-Okon

Dylan Genuth-Okon

Engineering Physics & Mgmt, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: I wanted to go into physics in high school, one day I came to McMaster for the Science and Engineering Olympics, participated and discovered Engineering Physics. I learned about all the awesome things that this program had to offer and applied.

Arthur Mendez-Rosales

Arthur Mendez-Rosales

Eng Phys & Mgmt Co-op, Level 4

Reasons for Eng Phys: Eng Phys is the only program that offers me the opportunity to apply knowledge from the most pioneering and innovative theories of our time. It is the essential bridge between pure science and engineering.

Clubs: McMaster Guitar Club and MES Peer Tutor Program.

Adam Otto

Adam Otto

Engineering Physics & Mgmt, Level 3

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics because I wanted to study nuclear engineering.  I also wanted to keep my options open after my degree in regards to doing research or working in industry and Engineering Physics was the perfect fit for my goals.

Clubs: Engineering Physics Society.

Amit Rao

Amit Rao

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 4

I chose Eng Phys because it gives me the ability to apply modern physics into engineering applications. The ability to work with upcoming technology, whether it be through research or industrial application, is very intriguing and interesting. The Eng Phys community is also very helpful in making me feel at home, and if I'm stuck on something there are definitely people ready to get my back.

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.

 

Devan Wagner

Devan Wagner

M.A.Sc. with Drs. LaPierre and Novog

Reasons for Eng Phys: Engineering Physics was actually the entire reason I came to McMaster in the first place. It was the best avenue to learn more about my main interests in physics - like nuclear and quantum - and apply them in society.

Clubs: McMaster NEUDOSE, Engineering Physics Society

Hadeel Al-Zubaidi

Hadeel Al-Zubaidi

Engineering Physics, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: Engineers have always played important roles in society - from simple construction in the beginning, to influencing every aspect of our lives today.  I chose to study Engineering Physics because it connects almost every branch of engineering and with current methods threatening our future by ignoring our environment, this central field is the best approach to make a positive change in our way of thinking, designing and building to give us clean, practical solutions for the problems of today.

Zan Barovier

Zan Barovier

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because, I wanted to be on the cutting edge of applied physics technologies. 

Clubs: Engineering welcome week rep team (red suits), McMaster Engineering Society peer tutoring network, and Intramural soccer and volleyball 

Bri Conn

Bri Conn

Eng Phys & Society Co-op, Level 3

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 Women’s Varsity Lacrosse and Venture Computers and Technology Curriculum Coordinator

Diana Dumitrescu

Diana Dumitrescu

Engineering Physics, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I found the available courses very appealing and interesting. There is a lot of choice in what you can take which has given me a lot of freedom to explore my interests.

Clubs: Engineering Physics Society and McMaster NEUDOSE

Josh Eizenga

Josh Eizenga

Engineering Physics, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because of my love of solving problems. The foundational physics learned allows me to do this at the highest possible level.

 Clubs: Power To Change and the Undergraduate Society of Researchers in Engineering (USRE)

Andreas Hitzler

Andreas Hitzler

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: Engineering physics gives me the diversified knowledge base to step into any engineering problem and break it down to its fundamental interactions. It is never dull being at the forefront of discovery and novel applications. Engineering Physics is amazing not only for the content but the interactive approaches in which professors engage with students.

 Clubs: McMaster Rocketry Team,  McMaster Whitewater Club, McMaster Engineering Physics Society

Zainab Husain

Zainab Husain

Engineering Physics, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I wanted to work with and learn about new technology and the engineering physics specializations were all about new and innovative fields. I also liked how flexible the program was and that it allowed you to learn the fundamentals of other engineering disciplines as well

 Clubs: McMaster Mars Rover, Students for Exploration and Discovery and Space (SEDS-Canada), McMaster Energy Association, and Innovation and Society Community Advisor

Desmond Kennedy

Desmond Kennedy

Engineering Physics & Society, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because I hope to work in the clean energy industry, and this program like a great and interesting way to learn the necessary skills for that. The brilliant and supportive community of McMaster Engineering Physics was also a very attractive aspect of the program.

 Clubs: Engineering Physics Representative for the McMaster Engineering Society, Data Coordinator for the McMaster Engineering Society, Engineering Welcome Week Representative, and McMaster Engineering Musical Band

Hannah McPhee

Hannah McPhee

Engineering Physics & Co-op, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because it gives me the opportunity to study modern technology, while understanding the physics behind it (and the physics that can advance it). After I chose Eng Phys, the vibrant community and support system within the program kept me here!

 Clubs: At McMaster I've been involved in planning Welcome Week, the national Conference for Diversity in Engineering, and held positions on the McMaster Engineering Society.

Erin Nunn

Erin Nunn

Engineering Physics & Society, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I love learning about how and why things work in the world around us. Eng phys allows you to customize your degree in such a unique way and I’m very excited for all of the technical electives so that I can focus on the things that really interest me!

 Clubs: AVP Clubs and Sponsorship, Engineering Physics Society, and Engineering Welcome Week Representative

Malav Patel

Malav Patel

Engineering Physics Co-op, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: From a young age I have been fascinated with power generation, whether they are environmental friendly or not, but when I came to high school I discovered Nuclear Power Generation, and from then on my curiosity for nuclear reactors, and nuclear energy kept increasing leading me to Engineering Physics.

 Clubs: Engineering Physics Society (EPS) (2017-current)

Aum Patel

Aum Patel

Engineering Physics & Mgmt, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: From a young age, I was passionate about space and science. This led me to Physics and the more applied field of Engineering Physics! 

 Clubs: VP Admin, Engineering Physics Society (2018-2019)

Jana Strizak

Jana Strizak

Engineering Physics, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics because I like getting a deep understanding for physics concepts and this program allows me to be curious about everything I learn. 

 Clubs: I was a welcome week rep and I really loved getting to know incoming students and being inspired by them. 

Ben Torres-Kulik

Ben Torres-Kulik

Engineering Physics & Mgmt, Level 3

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose eng phys because of the multidisciplinary nature of the program, as well as its highly novel areas of research including silicon photonics. I hope that by learning a broad set of skills, I will be well-equipped for my fields of interest including aerospace, robotics, and optics.

 Clubs: Co-VP Logistics for the Ontario Engineering Competition Hosted at McMaster in January 2019, Engineering Faculty Rep (Redsuit), and VP Academic for the Engineering Physics Society

Mitchell Wong

Mitchell Wong

Engineering Physics & Mgmt, Level 4

Why I chose Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics to develop my problem-solving skills across many engineering disciplines and build technologies for tomorrow.

 Clubs: Mac/One: first-year transition program, Edible: a Hamilton-based food waste startup, and Korean Christian Fellowship

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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