Office of Educational Partnerships

Engineering Futures Forum

University of Central Florida
College of Engineering and Computer Science

UCF-CECS's Engineering Futures Forum consists of a two-hour program to acquaint pre-college students with what engineering is, information about engineering futures (from professional engineers) and learn about engineering degree programs available at UCF's College of Engineering and Computer Science.

In the 2005 ASME "Why Engineering Survey", UCF-CECS learned that 84% of the practicing engineers that participated indicated they did not have an engineer visit their classroom during their pre-college education. Those who had an engineer visit their classroom indicated the experience had a direct impact on their decision to purse engineering.  In realizing every student should have an opportunity to learn more about an engineering career, UCF-CECS made a commitment to work area elementary, middle and high schools to bring practicing engineers to meet with their students.

Learn about the engineering companies that have helped to make the forum possible and contact Melissa Dagley should your school wish to be involved in our forum program.