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.

Companies needed for TRSA Summer Externships

The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance has a goal of collaborating on (20) Externships for local educators in Summer 2019. This is a great way to directly support our incredible frontline heroes – educators! It’s also a tremendous opportunity to help students of these teachers better understand the variety of STEM career opportunities available here in Green Country!

 The flyer provides more information. Please contact Xan Black at xan.black@tulsaSTEM.org by April 5 to sign up to host an extern! Thank you for considering this opportunity!

 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  

 APWA Scholarship Application

 Linked below is the APWA Oklahoma Chapter Scholarship Information and Requirements form. The deadline for applying is April 7th, 2019.


Engineers Week Student/Professional EWeek Breakfast, Career Seminar and Engineer Signing  Feb 22nd was held at the Wyndham Hotel 8:00 AM – 12 noon.   Area high school juniors and seniors were invited to breakfast to talk with area engineers.  Career seminar included panels with engineers from the major disciplines.  At 11 AM representatives from universities were there to recognize seniors who have committed to studying engineering at their respective university.  It was an exciting celebration. 

Tulsa Engineering Challenge – March 1, 2019, Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus.  Updated 3/9/2019      Winners of the March 1 event  Link

 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:

PE Review Course
The PE Review Course has started! Good luck to those that are studying. There is still time to get in on the review.
  • $150 for ASCE Members
  • $200 for Non-Members
Please contact Ryan Pierce at, RPierce@MCE.US.com, to join in and have access to the recordings of the review sessions that have already occurred.


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:

  • 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. SWE: Dress for Success from business casual to traditional

    March 26 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. EST-TEF Engineers Night Out ENO

    March 28 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
  3. SWE: March Networking Lunch

    March 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. SWE: April Monthly Planning Meeting

    April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. APWA: MidAmerica Industrial Park

    April 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 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

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“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