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.
Engineers Week Breakfast The 2018 Engineer’s Week Breakfast on Feb. 23, 2018 had a very large group of participants in attendance, with 141 area high school students and teachers and 54 engineers from the community. As in past years, the breakfast was free to the students and faculty advisors due to generous corporate and private sponsors. Many dynamic panel discussions were lead by industry professionals, covering the realms of engineering, such as Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Civil and Structural. Overall, the breakfast was a huge success, and the impact it had on students wishing to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering , and Mathematics (STEM) was signifcant.
ASCE PE Exam Review For Registration, contact Ryan Pierce at email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mailing address: TEF, P.O. Box 703065, Tulsa, OK 74170-3065
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