Tulsa Engineering Foundation

Tulsa Engineering Foundation is a foundation of engineering societies and universities/colleges, formed to assist in coordinating activities and services for the member societies and to promote science, math and engineering in the community.  It is a not-for-profit charitable organization, with the mission of serving the engineering profession and offering career guidance activities to our youth. Currently twenty engineering/technical organizations are members as well as seven universities and colleges.  Link to Member Organizations. Check the calendar for member society meetings and events.  Most are open to the public.

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh) will be held on March 2, 2018 at the Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus.  This year’s theme is Engineers Inspiring Wonder.  TECh is a hands-on opportunity for youth grades 4th – 12th to explore problem solving, designing and construction of devices that accomplish tasks.  Students compete in activities such as Toothpick Bridge, Rubber Band Powered Vehicle, Ping Pong Ball Launcher, Robot, Chemical Switch, Electric Motor, Extreme Engineering, Paper Airplane – Distance and Duration, Wacky Wonder Works, Digital Poster and more.  Walk-up competitions include Aluminum Boat, Academic Olympiad, and Mini-Math.  Save the Date Flyer.


TECh has teamed up with the Discovery Lab to offer workshops prior to the event.  Classroom Workshops, Team Workshops and Drop-in Workshops are offered.  TEF TECh Grant requests are available.   TECH Grant Request form.


TEF Scholarships available for 2018-2019 academic year:  more information.

Rick G. Petricek, Jr.    The Tulsa Engineering Foundation, and the entire engineering community, is mourning the loss of a great member of our professional community. Rick was a Trustee and Past President of TEF, and as mentioned in the obituary link, an avid contributor in so many ways to our outreach to youth. Note that the family recommends donations in lieu of flowers to a scholarship being established in Rick’s memory at OSU.  Richard G. Petricek, Jr. Scholarship – osugiving.com/petricek   The OSU Petricek Endowed Scholarship has recieved $22,000 as of November, 2017.  Once the fund reaches $25,000 it will be fully endowed and will be awarded annually.


 The University of Tulsa announces the following Spring 2018 FE & PE/ME Exam Review Courses:


January 13-March 3, 2018 * Tulsa, OK – sign up before January 5th to save $50!

(Saturday Mornings: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon)


February 10-March 24, 2018 * Tulsa, OK – sign up before February 2nd to save $100!

(Saturday Mornings: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon)

Feel free to contact our office directly to sign-up or with any questions. The University of Tulsa, Continuing Education for Science & Engineering, 918-631-3088, cese@utulsa.edu, www.cese.utulsa.edu

 ASCE PE Exam Review  For Registration, contact Ryan Pierce at rpierce@mce.us.com to register.  Classes begin on Thrusday, February 1, 2018.  Please arrive at 1:45 pm on the first day.  Location: Exchange Center East, Suite 216 (3rd Floor) 4606 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa.   Payment Details: Please provide payment on the first day of  the course.  $200 for ASCE members, $250 for Non-members.   Make checks payable to ASCE.  Previous attendees may attend for free.  Course materials will be emailed at the beginning of each week. If you have an ASCE Account, session recordings will be available within 48 hours of each live siessions and will expire  after the exam date.


 PE Exam Prep Courses Available OSPE is partnering with the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) to offer PE exam prep courses to help you prepare for the April, 2018 PE exam.  Choose from civil, electrical power or mechanical (HVAC, machine design or thermal & fluids systems).  Courses meet mid August through mid October.  Attend via live webinar from your location anywhere in the country.  Courses are relevant for students and PE exams throughout the country and use books and other course materials published by Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI), provider of the popular Lindeburg books.  A free retake is GUARANTEED if you take this course but do not pass the April PE exam.    Learn more and register HERE.  When registering, make sure to tell them you heard about the classes from your state society!


 PDH Opportunities

The Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers has teamed with leading online education provider RedVector to being you a training experience designed just for Oklahoma PE’s.  Click HERE for access to PDH opportunities 24-hours a day, 7-days a week!

Is There an Engineer Inside You?: A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering now available free on the TEF SWE webpage.  Click here for the link. Award winning author Celeste Baine wrote it after she earned her Biomedical Engineering degree.  It is everything she wished she knew before she went to college. The latest edition covers 45 different types of engineering and engineering technology, how to succeed in engineering school, women and minorities in engineering, engineering careers that make you say “wow!, salary information and more.

TEF is a partner with Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA). TRSA builds broad, deep, and innovative pathways  for students to access high-impact careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). www.tulsastem.org

TEF is participating in the Planned Giving Partnership Program with the Tulsa Community Foundation.  The program provides education and tools for individauls to leave a legacy with TEF for scholarships and other outreach  programs via your estate planning.  For more information, email info@tulsaengineer.org.

Upcoming Events

  1. ASCE: Transportation & Education Funding

    January 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Tulsa Engineering Foundation Quarterly Meeting

    January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. SWE Networking Lunch

    January 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. SWE WELocal

    January 25 @ 8:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
  5. SAME Tulsa Post: State of the Post & 2018 Officers Investiture

    January 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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