Alumna Katy Colbry conducts teamwork seminar for CSE students

We would like to extend a special thanks on behalf of the Computer Science department to our alumna, Katy Colbry, for her informative training seminar on teamwork, which was sponsored by Tau Beta Pi. Katy received her BS degree in 1999 and has since received her PhD from U of M. She is currently the Director of Communications and Development for St. John’s Student Parish. Thanks also to her husband, current CSE PhD student Dirk Colbry, for his assistance during the seminar. We appreciate their valuable contribution to our students and the department.

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The Engineering Futures program teaches students the "soft skills" they
need to succeed in the workplace, such as teamwork and problem solving.
Engineering Futures is taught by volunteers from Tau Beta Pi, the
Engineering Honor Society, and uses professional training materials
donated by Interact Performance Systems. While companies like Interact
charge thousands of dollars to provide these training sessions to
Fortune 500 companies, the Engineering Futures program is free to

The Team Chartering session focuses on developing and practicing skills
for working effectively in teams. Engineering Futures sessions are
hands-on learning experiences, not classroom lectures, and have been
taught for nearly 25 years, reaching tens of thousands of students
across the country.

(Date Posted: 2006-03-01)