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.   

Engineering Scholarships  are available for high school seniors who are planning to  pursue a degree in engineering at a university with an accredited engineering curriculum. The scholarships are administered by the Tulsa Engineering Foundation and are funded by endowments from the Karol L. & Dorothy Hujsak and James W. & Glenda C. Kilmer families as well as by the American Society of Civil Engineers-Tulsa Branch and the American Public Works Association-OK Northeast Branch.  Applications are due Feb. 1, 2023. Application

Engineers Week: February 19-25, 2023  This year our theme is Creating the Future!  Engineers play a vital role in innovating solutions to global challenges that impact future generations.  By working together to develop new technologies, products and opportunities, engineers create new possibilities that make the world a better place.  Let’s inspire the next generation by celebrating all the ways engineers Create the Future!

TEF is hosting two events.  Engineers Week Luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the Tulsa Country Club.  The Student Breakfast and Career Seminar for high school juniors and seniors on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Renaissance Hotel.  Area engineering companies and societies sponsor the event to provide the students with an understanding of the breadth of the engineering fields and opportunities to make a difference.  More information will be available in early January for students to register and companies, engineering societies and individuals to sponsors tables.  Engineers Week 2023 Volunteer Planning Guide

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh) is a hands-on opportunity for youth to explore problem solving, designing and construction of devices that accomplish tasks.  It is open to grades 4 -12.  The competition will be held in March 2023.  Students compete in activities such as Toothpick Bridge, Rubber-Band Powered Vehicle, Ping-Pong Ball Launcher, Robot, Chemical Switch, Electric Motor, Paper Airplane Distance and Duration, Wacky Wonder Works, and more.  Host organizations are AIChE, ASCE, ASME, AWS, IEEE, OSPE, SAME, SME, SWE as well as AAON, AEP, and Google.  

 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).   TRSA provides resources for youth, educators, corporate partners, and  parents.  For more information, go to   www.tulsastem.org. TRSA offers many activities and programs throughout the year for students and educators.  Engineering volunteers are always needed

PDH Opportunities The Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers has teamed with leading online education provider RedVector to bring 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.

Upcoming Events

  1. SAME – Holiday Socail

    December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-6
  2. APWA NE Branch Holiday Party

    December 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  3. ASHRAE: Distributed Pumping

    December 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  4. ASCE Holiday Party

    December 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  5. ASCE: Young Member Event

    December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-6

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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