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) 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 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. SWE: Women and Wealth

    April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. APWAOK/OWEA Annual Conference

    May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
  3. SAME: Building for the USAF KC-46A

    May 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. 2018 Oklahoma Engineering Conference

    June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 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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