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.


Celebrate National Engineers Week – Feb 17 – 23, 2019  Theme: Engineers: Invent Amazing   Celebrate, Volunteer, Connect.

Engineers Week – the only event of its kind — is a time to: Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world   Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers   Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents. Website: www.DiscoverE.org  Go to ‘Shop’ to get free 2019 Engineers Week Kit now.  

Tulsa Activities:

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Workshops Feb. 17  Flyer   Inspire the engineer in your daughter.  Girls and their mothers or other caregivers are invited to work together to solve an engineering challenge during one of Discover Lab classroom sessions. 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM – Mechanical Engineering and 1:30 PM Civil Engineering.  Workshops are sponosred by the Tulsa Childrens Musuem, Society of Women Engineers and Tulsa Engineering Foundation. Classes are free with museum admission $6.00 per person. Pre-register for classes online at www.discoverylab.org    

Engineers Week Luncheon Feb 20th  Tulsa Country Club, 11:00 AM  Speaker tbd

Engineers Week Student/Professional EWeek Breakfast, Career Seminar and Engineer Signing  Feb 22nd Wyndham Hotel 8:00 AM – 12 noon   Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to breakfast to talk with area engineers.  Career seminar includes panels with engineers from the major disciplines.  At 11 AM representatives from universities will be there to recognize seniors who have committed to studying engineering at their respective university.  It is an exciting celebration.  For more information contact Sarah Kellert, Skellert@ContechES.com.

Tulsa Engineering Challenge – March 1, 2019, Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus.   Started in 1989, this event continues to attract more than a thousand youth from northeast Oklahoma.  It is a hands-on opportunity for youth to explore problem solving, designing and construction of devices that accomplishes tasks.  It is open to grades 4 – 12.

Students compete in activities such as Toothpick Bridge, Rubber-Band Powered Vehicle, Ping-Pong Ball Launcher, Robot Arm, Chemical Switch, Electric Motor, Paper Airplane Distance and Duration, Wacky Wonder Works, Aluminum Boat, Extreme Engineering Challenge, Digital Poster, Mini-Math Challenge, and Academic Olympiad.  Host organizations are AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, OSPE, SAME, SME, SWE, and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) as well as AEP/PSO, AAON, and CEC. Major sponsors are The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, AAON, and Google. For more information see drop down menu under Tulsa Eng’g Challenge.  More information

Education Opportunities:

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review   Offered by the University of Tulsa.  Course Date: January 19 – March 9, 2019  Saturday mornings  9:00 am – 12 noon; University of Tulsa, Keplinger Hall   More Information

 Course programs on Engineering and Business Modeling, Optimizatin, and Control.  Offered by the OSU CEAT. Applied Probabiity & Statistical Methods: Jan 10, 8 am-5 pm & Jan 11, 8 am-3 pm.  Nonlinear Optimizatin-Techniqes for Engineering: Feb 21, 8 am- 5 pm & Feb 22, 8am-3pm   More information

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



Upcoming Events

  1. ASCE

    December 19 @ 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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