Tau Beta Pi

The Engineering Honor Society

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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.

Looking to Volunteer?

The Engineering Futures program is run entirely by volunteers, who help facilitate the core curriculum, organize EF Online, and provide logistical support.

New volunteers are always welcome!

There are many ways to contribute, whether you have 75 minutes to help remotely as a host for EF Online or you'd like to spend a few hours a year facilitating in person trainings. Want to know more? Complete this brief form and we will follow up by email with more information!

Engineering Futures facilitator posing with group of students.

List of Engineering Futures Facilitators

Select a district below to find specific Engineering Futures Facilitators.
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District 2

Scott Trocchia, Ph.D.

Scott Trocchia, Ph.D.,
DC G '11


District 5

Abraham Atte

Abraham Atte,
KS A '20

Luis Torrens Sotomayor

Luis Torrens Sotomayor,
PR A '19


District 6

Mr. Christopher B. Eaker

Mr. Christopher B. Eaker,
TN A '00


District 7

Katy Luchini Colbry, Ph.D.

Katy Luchini Colbry, Ph.D.,
MI A '99

Mark Luchini

Mark Luchini,
MI A '01


District 13

Amy Irwin Ball

Amy Irwin Ball,
MS A '91


District 15

Yue Chang

Yue Chang,
PA G '00

Sue Holl, Ph.D.

Sue Holl, Ph.D.,
CA L '76