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.    

National Engineers Week:  February 18-24, 2024  Link to presentation. This year’s theme Welcome to the Future!  is about celebrating today’s achievements and paving the way for a brighter and more diverse future in engineering. Engineers Are Shaping the Future.  Engineering is at the forefront of innovation and instrumental in designing and creating the solutions that are shaping the world of tomorrow.  From development of the internet and smartphones to space exploration and renewable energy solutions, engineers have been at the forefront of progress, making our lives more efficient, comfortable, and connected.  Through their creativity, expertise, and dedication, engineering teams are addressing global challenges, driving technologic advancements, and making a positive impact on society’s future. 

Student Breakfast and Career Seminar for high school juniors and seniors was on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Renaissance Hotel.  The program included keynote speakers and panel discussion.   Over 190 attended. A special thanks to our table sponsors ASCE, Benham Design, Carollo Engineers, Contech ES, Cynergy, Garver,  Honeywell, Jacobs, Mead & Hunt, Miller Brothers Engineering, Olsson, OSPE, OSUIT, OUPI, PARCAR Winch, PEC, SAME, SWE, T.D. Williamson, Wallace Design Collective, Walter P Moore, and several dedicated retired engineers. EWeek Breakfast Program.

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh)  The 36th Tulsa Engineering Challenge will be held on March 8, 2024 at the Tulsa Community College Aviation Center.  This event is sponsored by the Tulsa Engineering Foundation, and supported by many of our member organizations, including professional societies and schools. Additionally, we are supported by several community members and a host of volunteers.

14 competitions were available for the students.  The competitions are run by AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, OSPE, SAME, AEP/PSO, AAON, CEC, and Google.   Special thanks to our sponsors Google, AAON, The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, ASCE, AWS, OSPE, IEEE, and SAME.    More information is posted under Tulsa Eng’g Challenge menu. Registration is open.

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance  Embark on a rewarding journey with TEF as we advocate for our members to join forces with Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) in shaping the future of STEM education.  

TRSA, an education nonprofit, is dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the Tulsa region and beyond. By aligning with TRSA, TEF members can amplify their impact in supporting STEM initiatives.  To streamline the volunteer registration process, TRSA has introduced a state-of-the-art volunteer platform.  This platform ensures that all volunteers, particularly those engaging in youth-facing roles, undergo a qualification check.  This not only guarantees the safety and suitability of volunteers but also enhances the overall quality of the STEM education experience for the youth.   

Join TEF in this collaborative effort with TRSA, where your expertise and passion for STEM can make a significant difference.  Together, let’s inspire and prepare the next generation of STEM enthusiasts!   Learn more about TRSA volunteer opportunities: TulsaSTEM.org/Volunteer     Complete the TEF volunteer application: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/1387701987 

TEF Scholarships available:  Bridge Builder Scholarships are available for Sophomore, Junior and Senior students majoring in engineering, engineering technology and Public Works related majors and range in amount up to $2,000.  Scholarships are provided by the TEF Bridge Builder Endowed Fund as well as OSPE, ASCE, and APWA.  Due date is June 1, 2024.    link

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Prep REVIEW Course  Offered by The University of Tulsa, College of Engineering in the Spring of 2024

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. APWA: Wagoner County Engineer

    March 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  2. ASHRAE: Hydronic balancing and the benefits both before and after

    March 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  3. Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh)

    March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-6
  4. ASCE: Mid America Industry Park

    March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  5. APWA Classic Golf Tournament

    March 29 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 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

Top messaging and taglines
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“What is Engineering”

  • Engineers make a world of difference
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  • TAGLINE: Turning ideas into reality
  • TAGLINE: Because dreams need doing