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.
Dream Big!






 Every child should Dream Big! Together, we can make that possible. The acclaimed giant-screen documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World has inspired and delighted audiences in museums around the world, surpassing one million viewers in just six months.

Now, with generous support from the United Engineering Foundation, ASCE has set an ambitious goal: to put a copy of the Dream Big film and educational toolkit in every public school in America. The Tulsa ASCE branch has contributed $750, but we need your help to reach every schoo

Give $5 to place a DVD toolkit in the school of your choice.

To participate, visit engineersdreambig.org

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh) was 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.  The results are posted under the Tulsa Eng’g Challenge menu.

Thank you to the educators from 53 schools/homeschools for bringing over 1,100 youth to the competition.  Over 550 teams entered one or more of the 11 pre-register events.  1,125 students participated in the walk-in events.  39 schools received awards totaling $9, 420.  The major sponsors providing funding were AAON, Google, Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, ASCE, OSPE, and SAME.  The event is hosted by over 100 engineers representing eight engineering societies.  This is indeed an engineering community outreach. A huge thank you to all who helped make it possible.

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. IEEE: High Performance Electric Vehicles: Zero to Sixty in 2 Seconds

    July 19 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  2. Tulsa Engineering Foundation Annual Meeting

    July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. APWA: Tour McElroy Manufacturing Plant

    August 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. ASCE Annual Conference – Oklahoma

    August 10 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  5. APWA: City of Broken Arrow special project

    September 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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.”


Mailing address: TEF, P.O. Box 703065, Tulsa, OK 74170-3065

Email: info@TulsaEngineer.org

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“What is Engineering”

  • Engineers make a world of difference
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  • TAGLINE: Turing ideas into reality
  • TAGLINE: Because dreams need doing