RPI – STEM Ambassadors

The Rensselaer STEM Ambassadors are an assembly of highly motivated undergraduate students focused on inspiring a younger audience to explore the role of science and engineering in society.
Rensselaer STEM Ambassadors focus specifically on basic and applied scientific & engineering topics that expand on materials being taught in 6 -12 grade schools.
Select Rensselaer undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and the School of Science, called STEM Ambassadors, have undergone extensive communications training to create captivating presentations and real life hands-on activities that focus on the exciting aspects of science, technology, engineering and math. Our visits demonstrate that being a scientist is not just sitting alone in a lab all day, but actually something that requires creativity and passion and engineers are problem solvers with the knowledge and creativity to improve our happiness, safety and health in this world.


Arithmetickles is an interactive Math Game show that uses audience participation and comedy in fast-paced math segments to capture the attention of students in grades K-8. Arithmetickles makes math jump off the page and onto the stage and changes how kids think of math!

Kevin Kurtz – Nonfiction Children’s Author

Kevin Kurtz is a nonfiction children’s author who writes books about science and nature. Kevin engages students in a discussion of the science topics of his books and the process of writing nonfiction. Science topics that can be covered by Kevin and his books include:
– Habitats
– Adaptations
– Ecosystems
– Living things and nonliving things
– Oceans
– Scientists and the scientific method
– Geology
– Plate tectonics
– Volcanoes and Earthquakes
– Microbes