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 was held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at the Tulsa Country Club, 701 N Union Ave. Tulsa.  The guest speaker was Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith.  

The 2017 Annual E-Week Student Breakfast was held on Friday, Feb. 24th 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 included a presentation highlighting the vast varieties of engineering and the importance of Professional Engineering Licensing and small-group panel discussions giving one-on-one focus for students to explore and discover more about  their field of interest.  Over 120 students representing 18 area schools and 50 engineers participated.  The event’s sponsors were AIChE, ASCE, ASHRAE, CH2M Hill, Garver, GUY Engineering, IEEE, ISA, Linde Engineering North America, Mead & Hunt, Olsson Associates, SWE, TD Williamson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wallace Engineering, Walter P Moore, and WTS Oklahoma.

Tulsa Engineering Challenge – TECh was held March 3, 2017 at the Tulsa Tech – Riverside Campus, Jenks.  What an event!  Over 1,200 students attended TECh.  That’s 10% more than last year.  Plus over 150 teachers and parents came.  With the 95 volunteers and the 36 individuals who worked at the 16 exhibits, we had almost 1,500 attend.  Some of the statistics — 621 teams competed in the pre-registered competitions.  The Launcher judges handled 121 entries, next was the Paper Airplane judges with 92 in the Distance and 68 in the Duration. The Extreme Eng’g Challenge was busy with 80 teams.  The Bridge had 64, the Vehicle – 59, the Digital Poster – 45, Electric Motor – 38, Wacky Wonder – 26 and the Chemical Switch – 16.   The three walk-in competitions were amazing.  The Aluminum Boat had 428 students build foil boats. That’s 38% of the students who attended.  The Academic Olympiad had 365 (31%), and the Mini-Math competition had 254 (21%). 0ver $9,000 was awarded the students and their classrooms.   We greatly appreciate our supporters – volunteers as well as sponsors. Major sponsors were The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, AAON, Inc., and Google.  Other sponsors were Electrical Consultants, Inc., ASCE, OSPE, SAME, AIChE, IEEE, ASME, AWS, ISA, and SWE.  

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.


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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