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Student Ambassador Program


Maryland STEM Festival Student Ambassadors are a group of High and Middle School students, along with their parents and teachers, who support the Festival’s mission by spreading the word about Festival programs and events in their communities.  The Ambassador program provides students the opportunity to work together and gain valuable leadership, organizational and social skills, all while helping to increase public awareness of STEM in their own community.   This is a exciting way to earn services hours and it looks good on your college resume!

Each year two ambassadors serve as non-voting Festival Board of Directors.They sit in on monthly Board Meetings and assist with the planning and operation of the Board.


Ambassador Expectations

Dedicate 10-12 hours from September through November to promoting the Maryland STEM Festival

As an Ambassador, you and your fellow students help to spread the word about Festival programs:

  • At your school – Hang posters, distribute Festival literature and swag, share information with STEM clubs and programs, host an MSF info table during lunch, present to your school leaders and PTA, make school announcements and send a letter home, etc.
  • At a lower-level school – Ask the teachers and adminstrators at the middle or elementary school you attended if you can promote the Festival there.  If they approve, hang posters, distribute Festival literature, prepare a letter to be sent home.
  • In the community – share with peers and parents at after-school clubs and activities, at your local library, in your faith community
  • On social media – use your influence to share @MdSTEMFest 2023 content and post picture of your ambassador work on your social media accounts.

Ambassadors are required to attend one Festival event, take pictures and get feedback from attendees.

Additional Ambassador Opportunities

  • Create posts to the Festival's social media platforms through the year. 
  • Support Festival appearences as events such as Awesome Con and the Summer Solistice
  • Attend unique events such as tour of the new District E eSports Facility

Ambassador Benefits

As a thank you, active Ambassadors will receive the following benefits:

  • Recognition on the Maryland STEM Festival Ambassador Webpage and at certain Festival Events
  • A digital media toolkit to assist with promotions, including draft emails, letters and social media content.
  • Free Maryland STEM Festival Swag including Festival Hats, Shirts, Posters and More
  • Community service hours.  
  • Connections with students around Maryland.
  • Valuable Leadership and Community Engagement Experience
  • Our Eternal Gratitude!!

To learn more about the program or become an Ambassador, e-mail Phil at

Current Ambassadors

Jeffrey Gao,  Board Member

Chelsea Onuekwusi, Board Member

Aaron Adepetu

Andrew Adepetu

Aditi Channashetti

Prakhya Chikkem

Claire Chin

Ameli Gabdrakhmanova

Jonny Li

Liam Mixter

Narah Obas

Sonya Ovanezov

Poorna Prakash

Brianna Rourke

Kailyn Ryan

Madison Ryerson

Shreya Srivastava



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The Maryland STEM festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics designed to advance STEM education. Students have the opportunity to experience engineering, mathematics, science, and technology at work through curriculum provided by regional schools, colleges, and corporations. All events are focused on advancing math and science and encouring students to pursue STEM careers.