Professional Development from Tau Beta Pi
Become an Engineering Futures Facilitator!
Applications are now being accepted from individuals who are interested in being trained as Engineering Futures program facilitators. Facilitator Training will be offered as a FULLY VIRTUAL, 15-hour experience from November 27 through December 1, 2023. Accepted volunteers who complete the program will be recognized as Trained Facilitators and have the opportunity to seek Certified Facilitator status by organizing and conducting Engineering Futures trainings. The Engineering Futures program uses curriculum developed through the NSF-funded CyberAmbassadors program, and facilitator training is a joint effort hosted by Tau Beta Pi. More information and application instructions can be found here.
Facilitators are volunteers who organize and conduct Engineering Futures workshops (using the CyberAmbassadors curriculum) for their employers, universities, professional organizations, community groups, and other interested audiences. Applications may be submitted through Friday, November 3, 2023, or until the program fills. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and eligible participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity (approximately 30 participants).
Welcome to Engineering Futures!
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.