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.
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 summer programs.
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
“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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