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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.

DISCOVER ENGINEERS WEEK - February 19 – 25, 2017. Theme is Engineers Dream Big!

The 2017 Annual E-Week Engineers Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM at the Tulsa Country Club, 701 N Union Ave. Tulsa.  The guest speaker is Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith.  Registration form. Register online at http://2017eweekluncheon.eventbrite.com

The 2017 Annual E-Week Student Breakfast will be held on Friday, Feb. 24th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM at the Wyndham Tulsa, 10918 E 41st St., Tulsa.  The E-Week Breakfast is an annual event where high school juniors and seniors get in-depth discussion with industry professionals to learn more about the engineering field.  This year’s breakfast will include a few presentations highlighting the vast varieties of engineering but a change in this year’s format will include small-group panel discussions giving one-on-one focus for students to explore and discover more about  their field of interest.  Free breakfast for all students and teachers!  Face-to-face discussions between engineers and students!  Industry experts in all fields of engineering! Teacher breakout sessions for more learning and sharing!  Teacher and student registration will be available  Jan 10, 2017.  Company sponsorship of tables will be available Jan 1, 2017.  Registration form Register online at http://2017eweekbreakfast.eventbrite.com

Tulsa Engineering Challenge - TECh will be held March 3, 2017 at the Tulsa Tech – Riverside Campus, Jenks. NEW THIS YEAR for 2017 TECh- The Discovery Lab at the Tulsa Children’s Museum is offering special workshops to help classrooms and teams gain basic engineering principles for several of the competitions.   They are offering Classroom Workshops, Team Workshops and Drop-In Workshops.  Click on the links for the flyers for each.   You may request a TEF Project Grant for the registration fees.   TECh is as a hands-on event where students in grades 4th – 12th compete in activities such as Toothpick Bridge, Rubber-Band Powered Vehicle, Ping-Pong Ball Launcher, Robot, Wacky Wonder Works, Electric Motor, Chemical Switch, and more.  The theme this year is Engineers Dream Big – Every project, great or small, starts with a dream.  A dream to create and build.  Engineers engage their creativity and technical know-how to transform dreams into reality.  They are dreamers across the professional spectrum from transportation, to agriculture, to medicine and beyond. This year TECh encourages you to dream and to Dream Big!  Go to the Tulsa Eng’g Challenge Menu item for more information and registration.

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.

2016 Engineering Gift Guide - Each year the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-Engineering at Purdue University works hard to bring you gift ideas that will engage your child in engineering thinking and design.  This year you will find 111 toys, games, books, and applications included in the Engineering Gift Guide.  Every gift included has been reviewed by children, parents, engineers, and a panel of internal reviewers. Each includes appropriate age, link to purchase, and price   Link. Website is http://inspire-purdue.org/Engineergiftguide.  The website includes review summaries which include a short description of the gift and how it promotes engineering learning and the engineering thinking and design practices and skills children engage in when interacting with the gift.  Also included are the average rating as well as examples of feedback from children, parent,and engineer reviewers.

Updated Engineering Definition – “Engineers are changing the world all of the time. They dream up creative, practical solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create things that matter.”

Top messaging and tag lines proven effective to explain “What is Engineering”:  link to TGC

  • Engineers make a world of difference
  • Engineers are creative problem solvers
  • Engineering is essential to our health, happiness and safety
  • Engineers help shape the future
  • TAGLINE: Turing ideas into reality
  • TAGLINE: Because dreams need doing
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