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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: Kiranpreet Birdee, Dawson Bonneville, Leanne Dias, Megan Goodland, Michael Jobity, Mitchell Kurnell, Matt Schembri, and Devan Wagner.

New Ambassadors: Hani Dawood, Dylan Genuth-Okon, Sherwin Hassan, Josh Kneller, Jonathan La, Arthur Mendez-Rosales, Ryan Ng, Adam Otto, Matthew Poloni, Amit Rao, and Michael Tucker

Kiran Birdee

Kiran Birdee

Engineering Physics & Society CO-OP, Level 5

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because I wanted a more physics-based understanding of electronics & devices, and apply it towards my passion for robotics.

Dawson Bonneville

Dawson Bonneville

Engineering Physics Graduate Student

M.A. Sc. Engineering Physics 

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

Hani Dawood

Hani Dawood

Engineering Physics, Level 3

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: I am a member of the Engineering Physics Society and a tutor in the Engineering Physics Help Initiative.

Leanne Dias

Leanne Dias

Engineering Physics & Management CO-OP, Level 5

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Eng Phys because it not only investigates advances in modern technology, but it teaches students the fundamental physics and applications of such devices. It integrates many areas of physics into one program, and allows students to develop a wide range of skills that are adaptable to projects even outside Eng Phys.

Clubs: Eng Phys Society President

Dylan Genuth-Okon

Dylan Genuth-Okon

Engineering Physics & Management, Level 3

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.

Clubs: 3rd year representative for Engineering Physics Society, Engineering Physics representative for Undergraduate Student Research in Engineering (USRE), Engineering Physics Tutor

Megan Goodland

Megan Goodland

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 4

Nuclear and Photonics streams

 

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Eng Phys because I wanted to pursue a career in sustainable energy!

Clubs: McMaster Engiqueers, Women in Engineering, CNS McMaster Chapter, and MES Volunteer

Sherwin Hassan

Sherwin Hassan

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 3
(Interdisciplinary: Photonics and Nanotechnology)

I chose Eng Phys because I get to learn about many different engineering disciplines to a high degree. This will bring about many opportunities in different fields.

Michael Jobity

Michael Jobity

Engineering Physics and Management CO-OP, Level 4

CO-OP: Project Manager for VanWyn Aerospace Company located at the Forge (Product: The "Sitallite" -> geostationary     y high-altitude balloon platform that transports company payloads to the stratosphere for 75%+ cost savings compared to current aerospace technologies) - April 2017 – present

Reasons for Eng Phys: Engineering Physics and Management is the perfect fit for me because I always wanted to combine exciting scientific technologies with ample communication and realistic business models. I always loved looking at the sky as a child, and Engineering Physics is able to explain everything from the subatomic scale to elements as large as galaxies!

Josh Kneller

Josh Kneller

Engineering Physics Graduate Student

M.A. Sc. Candidate with Dr. Xu, previously Engineering Physics 

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics as the program combines both an in depth understanding of physics along with how to apply our knowledge of physics to create the devices around us that we use everyday.

Mitchell Kurnell

Mitchell Kurnell

Engineering Physics & Society CO-OP, Level 5

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics due to my interest in modern physics and the applications these theories have to devices. During the program I have realized how strong of an undergraduate degree you get in Engineering Physics due to the breadth of knowledge and understanding offered through this program. Engineering Physics really couples theoretical knowledge with real-world applications which is everything I wanted from my undergraduate degree.

Clubs: MES First Year Representative, MES Director of PR, MES VP Academic, MES CRO, NEUDOSE EPS Team Lead, Engineering Welcome Week Rep

Jon La

Jon La

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 3

Math Minor

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because I'm curious about how the world works at a fundamental level. After working in computational machine learning for the past 1.5 years, I've discovered that the Engineering Physics curriculum teaches students to be successful in any industry.

Clubs: Computational chemistry lab, satellite engineering, language memory brain lab

 

Arthur Mendez-Rosales

Arthur Mendez-Rosales

Engineering Physics and Management CO-OP, Level 3

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: I'm the McMaster Guitar Club President and a member of the MES Peer Tutor Program.

Ryan Ng

Ryan Ng

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 3

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose McMaster's Engineering Physics program because I truly feel that it opens the doors to new opportunities as new fields of technology emerge.

Clubs: Engineering Physics Society, MacEng Musical, McMaster NEUDOSE

Adam Otto

Adam Otto

Engineering Physics & Management, 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: I participate in the Engineering Physics Society.

Matthew Poloni

Matthew Poloni

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 3

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose engineering physics at McMaster University for its reputation for excellence in the field of nuclear engineering and the breadth of experiences it can offer.

 Clubs: McMaster EngiQueers

Amit Rao

Amit Rao

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 3

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.

Clubs & Projects: I work for engineering outreach

Matt Schembri

Matt Schembri

Engineering Physics CO-OP, Level 4

(Nano & Optics)

Reasons for Eng Phys: I chose Engineering Physics because I’m passionate about computer and communication systems, sustainable energy, and space. Eng Phys covers all these bases, and then some! I’m also a “why” person…I love knowing why things are the way they are, and Eng Phys is an Engineering discipline which offers this knowledge in addition to the practical knowledge required to actually build something. It is the bridge between theory and practice!

Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Engineering Physics Graduate Student

M.A. Sc. Candidate with Dr. Novog, previously Engineering Physics and Management

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

Engineering Physics & Management CO-OP, Level 5

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

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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