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) will be 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.  Save the Date Flyer.


TECh has teamed up with the Discovery Lab to offer workshops prior to the event.  Classroom Workshops, Team Workshops and Drop-in Workshops are offered.  TEF TECh Grant requests are available.   TECH Grant Request form.


Scholarships available this academic year: American Public Works Association (APWA) – Oklahoma Northeastern Branck is offering a $500 scholarship to students who are purseing a degree that will lead to working in the publice works profession. 


TEF Scholarships available for 2018-2019 academic year:  more information.

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   The OSU Petricek Endowed Scholarship has recieved $22,000 as of November, 2017.  Once the fund reaches $25,000 it will be fully endowed and will be awarded annually.




OSPE Online University  The Oklahoma Society of Professional Enginees has teamed up with leading online education provider RedVector* to bring you a training experience designed just or Oklahoma PE’s.  You have access to this interactive PDH Opportunity 24-hours a day, 7-days a week from any computer with internet access.  Register now to purchase online courses and packages developed to assist iwth PDH requirements for Professional Engineers in Oklahoma as well as nation wide.  Click Here to access the OSPE Online University. 


  * Courses offered through RedVector have not been pre-approved for PDH/continuing education credits.  It is up to the individual license holder to determine whether the continuing education courses are applicable to their licensure ‘area of practice’ and/or meet required state licensure condinuting education requirements. The license holder is also required to maintain adequate documentation per their specific licensing entities for all completed courses.




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. SAME: Resilience and Readiness in our Communities Workshop

    November 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Engineers Night Out – AISES

    November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. SWE TED Talk Discussion: Positive Psychology

    November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. CSI: How To Use Color in Space

    December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. SWE WELocal

    January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2018 @ 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.”

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