Dillon Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador Award – Vanessa Raponi

2017 Dillon Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador Award

Vanessa Raponi

Congratulations to Vanessa Raponi, a Materials Engineering and Management student at McMaster University. Vanessa has recently been granted the CEMF Ambassador Award sponsored by Dillon Consulting Inc.

Vanessa Raponi is a Materials Engineering and Management student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and believes that learning takes place outside of the classroom as much as it does inside the classroom. Her passions are engineering, business and her commitment to improving the state of diversity in Engineering in Canada. Vanessa likes to speak about the feeling of awe and excitement that she felt the first time she used a Scanning Electron Microscope at her co-op at Bombardier Aerospace, she explains that the experience was the single greatest turning point in her understanding of what an engineer can accomplish in the world. Ms. Raponi tells us that one of her most gratifying accomplishments was when she was a member of the McMaster delegation of the international Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECCC) in Montreal, Quebec where she was awarded ‘Best Speaker’ by Siemens. Vanessa is passionate, persuasive, a good listener and speaks with confidence; great qualities to encourage others to explore the world of engineering.