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.  Quarterly Activity Reports of society members are available.

Scholarships:  Applications are due June 1, 2019. 

2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Applications are now Open!  The Tulsa Engineering Foundation (TEF) is pleased to announce plans to award two $2,000  Bridge Builder Scholarships and a $1,000 American Public Works Association (APWA) Scholarship to undergraduate college students who are pursuing degrees in engineering or  degrees related to Public Works.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

Applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in an ABET accredited engineering or engineering technology program, or a field related to Public Works.

  1. Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Applicant must be able to accept the scholarship for the academic year starting in the Fall of 2019 and must not already be receiving full funding from other organizations.

For more information and application please visit: https://tulsaengineer.org/stem-outreach/tef-scholarship-upper-class/    Applications are due June 1, 2019!

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.orgTRSA activitie

Regional Kite Festival #PoweredbyFlightNight – May 3 – Upper elementary students from across the region join us for an afternoon of kite flying and other flight-related activities. Volunteers would serve as facilitators of activities or as Kite Doctors – helping students untangle or fix their kites, or learn to fly them. (10-20 volunteers needed)

Tulsa Engineering Challenge – March 1, 2019, Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus.  Updated 3/9/2019      Winners of the March 1 event  Link

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:


PE Review Course


The PE Review Course has started! Good luck to those that are studying. There is still time to get in on the review.


$150 for ASCE Members

  • $200 for Non-Members
Please contact Ryan Pierce at, RPierce@MCE.US.com, to join in and have access to the recordings of the review sessions that have already occurred.
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. SWE May Networking Lunch

    May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. SWE Camp Out

    June 1 @ 3:30 pm - June 2 @ 11:30 am
  3. AIChE Lunch

    June 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. SAME: Oklahoma Contracting Opportunities

    June 18 @ 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

Top messaging and taglines
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“What is Engineering”

  • Engineers make a world of difference
  • Engineers are creative problem solvers
  • Engineering is essential to our health, happiness and safety
  • Engineers help shape the future
  • TAGLINE: Turing ideas into reality
  • TAGLINE: Because dreams need doing