Congrats to Hyunjin Lee, 2020 EngineerGirl Ambassador

NAE Announces Hyunjin Lee as a 2020 EngineerGirl Ambassador

Wayne, Pennsylvania United States, September 23, 2020 —

The National Academy of Engineering recently announced Hyunjin (Christina) Lee as a 2020 EngineerGirl Ambassador. The 23 newly selected ambassadors will participate in a yearlong program designed to build leadership skills in female high school students by helping them promote engineering to younger students in their community.

Hyunjin is currently a high school senior at Conestoga High School. Her proposed engineering outreach project involves interviewing women engineers and scientists to inspire young girls in her community. She will also design and hold virtual engineering workshops later this year. Hyunjin’s local sponsor is Laura Doan from the Tredyffrin Library. [View Hyunjin’s EngineerGirl Ambassador profile here.]

Each ambassador will design, develop, and implement a project that will encourage younger girls — particularly those with little access to engineering role models — to think about engineering careers and give them practical experience in engineering design. They will work with local sponsors and receive guidance and support from EngineerGirl staff. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, all ambassadors are adapting their outreach plans and events to ensure participants can engage safely. That means that many of the proposed plans are subject to change and most in-person events may be held asynchronously or online.

For a full list of ambassadors including in-depth profiles featuring videos and pictures, please visit the EngineerGirl website.

The EngineerGirl ambassadors receive support and project funding of up to $250, leadership development, networking and engagement opportunities, and a certificate and letter of recognition from the National Academy of Engineering that may be sent with college applications.

The EngineerGirl Ambassadors program is made possible by a generous grant from Mr. John F. McDonnell.


EngineerGirl is designed for girls in elementary through high school and offers information about various engineering fields and careers, questions and answers, interviews, an annual writing competition, and other resources on engineering. EngineerGirl is part of the NAE’s ongoing effort to increase the diversity of the engineering workforce.

The mission of the NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.




Brandon Green

Communications/Media Specialist

National Academy of Engineering

PHONE 202.334.2226



Simil Raghavan

Senior Program Officer, EngineerGirl Program

National Academy of Engineering