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: TEF is pleased to announce the application for several scholarships for undergraduate college students who are studing engineering in the Fall of 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:  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.comRegistration

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

Education Opportunities:

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

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.

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 activities:

  • 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)









Upcoming Events

  1. Engineers Night Out

    February 28 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
  2. SWE: Women,Wealth, & Wisdom – Bonus Financial Planning Workshop

    February 28 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Tulsa Engineering Challenge

    March 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. APWA: Zookeeper Behind the Scenes Tour

    March 6 @ 12:00 am
  5. National American Indian Science & Engineering Fair

    April 6 @ 12:00 am

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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