What is
Engineering Tomorrow?

Guided by a diverse team of successful engineers, Engineering Tomorrow introduces high school students nationwide to various fields of engineering and provides them with hands-on teaching, virtual labs, and mentorship. All our offerings are available at no cost to students, teachers, or schools.

What makes us unique

Developed by engineers.

Our labs are developed by engineers and modeled on the cutting-edge work of experts in the field. Students gain powerful insights into the impactful work that engineers perform on a daily basis.

Delivered by engineers.

Students have the opportunity to work with professional engineers over video conferencing or via in-person events at our New York City or Washington, D.C. locations.

Inspired by future engineers.

We employ and mentor interns from the nation’s top colleges and universities to work alongside engineers to develop and enhance our curriculum and offerings.

All at no cost to your school.

We provide all equipment and supplies and deliver the labs at no cost. Registering and participating in our program is a seamless process for teachers.

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Our story

The U.S. needs more engineers, and we are losing valuable perspective and insight by not including more diversity within our field of engineers. In 2014, Engineering Tomorrow was founded to solve these two problems by creating programs that awaken student curiosity and passion for engineering.

Meet Our Founder

Founder Bill Woodburn grew up in a modest New York City home without much direction on attending college. With a natural aptitude for math and science, he attended the Merchant Marine Academy and obtained a bachelor’s of science in engineering before receiving his master’s degree from Northwestern University. Before founding Engineering Tomorrow, Bill served as the CEO of GE Infrastructure and Co-Founding Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners.

Throughout his career, Bill noticed that the United States did not offer nearly enough opportunities for young engineers—particularly female and minority students—and that’s how Engineering Tomorrow was born.

Woodburn's Patented Treatment for Grover's Disease – The Phototherapy Lab

When Bill Woodburn was diagnosed with a rare, transient skin disorder with no permanent cure, he decided to take matters into his own hands. After years of inconclusive treatments, Bill started studying recent research on immune system improvement due to specific wavelengths of sunlight. He then designed a device to simulate the favorable wavelength of sunlight—which enhanced immune system response levels and cured his disease.

At Engineering Tomorrow, this process and device design is used in our curriculum, providing our students with important real-world knowledge and experience on groundbreaking research.

Meet our people

Hear from our teachers

“Engineering Tomorrow’s virtual labs have been the perfect solution for my classes. The curriculum is excellent and the engineer instructors, college students, and team from ET are amazing!”

-Steven Beltecas

Pelham High School, New York

“This opportunity has been extremely rewarding for our students who are originally from Africa. The knowledge acquired by our students empowers them to make an informed decision in choosing their major in college.”

-Mouhamed Diallo

Executive Director, Uplift Africans

“Engineering Tomorrow is a professional, engaging, and exciting experience for our students. Keep doing what you’re doing. The fact that it’s all free to students and teachers is just amazing.”

-Cindy Borden

The Academy of Charter Schools, Westminster, Colorado

Engineer a powerful path forward.

If you’re a college student, professional engineer, or organization looking to partner with us, we’d love to hear from you.

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