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: Freshman Scholarship Applications are now Open. TEF is pleased to announce the application for several $2,000 scholarships for HS Students who will be studing engineering in the Fall of 2019. Applications are due Feb 1, 2019. Undergraduate Scholarhsip Applicatios are due June 1, 2019. More informati
MATHCOUNTS – middle school mathematics competition that builds problem solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person “bee” style contests. We are looking for proctors and graders – proctors will be in the testing room helping to administer the test, and graders will be scoring the exams (don’t worry, answer keys provided!). Proctors will be needed from 8am-Noon, Graders will be needed from 9am-1pm. Sign up online at http://www.mathcountsok.com/wp/event-category/volunteer-opportunities/ Competition dates: East Central Regional – Tulsa University – February 2; Central Oklahoma Regional – University of Central Oklahoma – February 9; State – University of Oklahoma – March 2
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.
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: Alex Mills, Director of Engineering and Construction, City of Broken Arrow Flyer
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. Registration
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
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
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. TRSA activities:
- SeaPerch Challenge – January 26 – K-12 students from all over the region are invited to build remote-controlled underwater robots. On the day of the competition, the students will guide their robots through a series of challenges. Volunteers will help by being judges interviewing students on their experience building their robots, help time competitive events such as the speed trials and help judge and tally points for the retrieval and obstacle courses. (16 per competition)
- Drone Competition – February 26 & February 27 – K-12 students will hone their problem-solving skills by designing, building, and flying drones in a Star Wars-themed competition created in partnership with Tulsa Tech’s FIRST Robotics Team 2795. High School will compete on the 26th and Middle & Elementary students on the 27th. Volunteers will act as judges to monitor, review and score students as they compete in a series of challenges. (10-15 volunteers needed/day)
- Sonia Kovalevsky Day – March 8 – This is an all day, all girls, all math event. Join us as we inspire girls in middle and high school to pursue math education! Volunteers would help direct attendees as they navigate TCC NE campus in an effort to get to their sessions. (5-10 volunteers needed)
- Cardboard & Duct Tape Boat Regatta – March 29 – K-12 students are challenged to build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape. Boats will be judged in 4 categories: Speed, Aesthetics, Historical Merit, and Technical construction. Volunteers help with judging entries, timing the speed the competition and traffic flow. (10 volunteers needed)
- 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)
“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
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