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

Undergraduate Scholarships are available. Engineering and Public Works related degrees.  Due dates are April 7 (APWA) and June 1 (Bridge Builder).  Link

FIRST Green Country Regional Robotics Competition – April 1 – 4, 2020   Postponed due to COVID-19. FIRST Robotics is hosting a Regional Robotics competition in Tulsa at the Expo Square Pavilion, 4145 East 21st St, Tulsa on April 1 – 4, 2020. FIRST – For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology started in 1989 and has spread to teams across the world.  Northeast Oklahoma has seen a tremendous surge in the number of teams and are offering the first-time ever Tulsa regional competition. It is an exciting fun-filled competition for 9th – 12th graders.  Dozens of volunteers are needed to make this inaugural event possible. There are various event volunteer roles ranging from fun squads and safety glass monitoring to judging, emcees and referees.  Visit FirstInspires.org/volunteer to get started. For questions, please contact TaylorMe@tulsaschools.org or Jaime.Christensen@tulsastem.org


Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh)  March 6, 2020  Over 1,100 students from over 40 schools attended the March 6 event.  The results of the winners are available .  We appreciate the over 100 volunteers who made this event a huge success!  We are growing future engineers!  

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 accomplishes 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.

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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