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

Tulsa Regional Science Fair is coming back!   February 14 (Read I Love Science!), 2020.  This Regional Science Fair will be held at the Reynolds Center, University of Tulsa, 800 S Tucker Drive. Wheh – Feb 14. Time – 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Anyone interested in being a judge can sign up at TRSA’s online registration site. Go to https://tulsastem.stemwizard.com/public_site/home/tulsastem, click on registration in the upper-right-hand corner, select judge and complete the form. Any questions about judging should be directed to Taylor Smith at Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance: taylor.smith@tulsastem.org (918-779-4910 ext. 4

Engineers Week Celebration – February 16 – 22, 2020

In 1990 DiscoverE issued the first-of-its-kind nationwide call asking engineers to volunteer in classrooms!  This year the Tulsa engineering community is going to use this week to Introduce kids to engineering!  Present at an elementary or middle school near you. If you need help connecting with a school or if you need presentation ideas, please contact Sarah Kellert, SKellert@ContechES.com.     E-Week Flyer   Other EWeek activities include:

E-Week Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb 19 at Noah’s Event Center.  Joe Echelle, Asst. Director for OTA and Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State – Engineering from a Professional and Educational Standpoint.  Cost $25. Engineer Regisration.  Invite a college student to attend with you.  College Student Fly

E-Week Student Breakfast on Friday, Feb 21 at the Wyndam Tulsa Hotel. This one-of-a-kind annual event has grown significantly over the years, as high school juniors and seniors have become increasingly excited to learn more about the different career opportunities in engineering!   Companies are asked to sponsor tables and provide engineering mentors. http://eweekbreakfast.eventbrite.com

Freshman Engineering Scholarships  TEF awards several $2,000 scholarships to freshman college students planning to study engineering at an accredited engineering curriculum.    High school students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline is February 1, 2020.  Application

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Girls and their female role models or mentors are invited  to work together to solve an engineering challenge during one or all of Discovery Lab’s classroom sessions on Saturday, February 22nd.  10:30 am is Civil Engineering, 1:00 pm is Chemical Engineering, and 3:00 pm is Mechanical Engineering. Flyer.

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh)  March 6, 2020     Started in 1989, this event continues to attract more than a thousand youth, 4th – 12th grades, from northeast Oklahoma.  It is a hands-on opportunity for youth to explore problem solving, designing and construction of devices that accomplishs tasks.

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, Aluminum Boat, Extreme Engineering Challenge, Digital Poster, Mini-Math Challenge, and Academic Olympiad.  The majority of the activities require the student to design and build their entry before the event.   Hosts organizations are AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, OSPE, SAME, SME, SWE, TRSA, AAON, AEP/PSO, CEC and Google.   Major sponsors are the Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, AAON, and Google. For more information see Menu Item ‘TULSA ENG’G CHALLENGE’

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. SWE: Networking Lunch

    January 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. OSPE: Oklahoma’s Future with Electric & Automated Vehicles

    February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Engineers Week Luncheon

    February 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Engineers Week Student Breakfast and Career Seminar

    February 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Engineers Night Out

    February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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
proven effective to explain

“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