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.

Joint Engineering Scholarship Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, Sept.  29, 2017. It was  hosted by ASCE, APWA, EST, OSPE, and TEF.  Over $5,000 was raised for engineering scholarships.  Special thanks to Hole Sponsors Automatic Engineering, CEC Infrastructure Solutions, GUY Engineering, Hartwell Environmental Corp. Lee Mastell & Associates, LMK Technologies, Poe and Associates, Premier Truck Group, RJN Group, Terracon Consulting, T-G Excavating, and Yellowhouse Machinery.  Lunch Sponsors were Poe & Associates and United Rentals Trench Safety.  Rick Petricek Scholarship Endowed Fund contributors include Haynes Equipment and Warren CAT.   The beautiful day of golf was enjoyed at the Bailey Ranch Golf Club.  The hosts are especially appreciative of the players who contributed to the Games and Mulligan donations.  It totaled almost $1,000!  Companies who sponsored teams are CEC, City of Broken Arrow employees, GUY Engineering, Maxwell Supply of Tulsa, Poe and Associates, Premier Truck Group, T-G Excavating, and Yellowhouse Machinery.

Rick G. Petricek, Jr.    The Tulsa Engineering Foundation, and the entire engineering community, is mourning the loss of a great member of our professional community. Rick was a Trustee and Past President of TEF, and as mentioned in the obituary link, an avid contributor in so many ways to our outreach to youth. Note that the family recommends donations in lieu of flowers to a scholarship being established in Rick’s memory at OSU.  Richard G. Petricek, Jr. Scholarship – osugiving.com/petricek


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 October, 2017 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 October PE exam.    Registration deadlines vary but are mid August.  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. TEF Quarterly Meeting

    October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. SWE: October Networking Luncheon

    October 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. SAME Community Service Event at Habitat for Humanity – all welcome to volunteer

    October 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. SWE: Negotiate your Salary Workshop

    October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Engineers Night Out – hosted by SAME

    October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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