Professional Development from Tau Beta Pi
Engineering Futures (EF) is the professional development program of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society.
Since the 1980s, the Engineering Futures (EF) program has provided professional skills training to help engineering students and practitioners develop non-technical skills that are essential for personal and professional success. The initial EF program grew from chapter officer training workshops developed and delivered by member volunteers, and expanded to serve college students when curriculum was donated by a professional skills training company.
In 2017, Tau Beta Pi joined the national CyberAmbassadors collaboration, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (Award #1730137) and developed new curriculum focused on Communications, Teamwork and Leadership skills. These materials are now the core of the EF program, with trainings offered both online and in-person by trained volunteer facilitators. In addition, Tau Beta Pi launched the EF Online program in 2020 to offer webinars on a variety of topics that support personal and professional success.