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.   

Engineering Scholarships for college students studying toward a career in engineering or related fields (Sophomore – Senior) are available. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open.  Due date is June 1, 2023.  link

Engineers Week:  This year the theme is Creating the Future!  Engineers play a vital role in innovating solutions to global challenges that impact future generations.  By working together to develop new technologies, products and opportunities, engineers create new possibilities that make the world a better place.  Let’s inspire the next generation by celebrating all the ways engineers Create the Future!

TEF hosted the Student Breakfast and Career Seminar for high school juniors and seniors on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Renaissance Hotel.  140 students attended. The program included keynote speakers and panel discussion.  Sponsors were AAON, ASCE, Carollo Engineers Inc, Contech Engineering Solutions, Garver USA, HBK Engineering, Honeywell UOP, Jacobs, ISA, Maxwell Supply, Mead & Hunt Inc. Miller Brothers Engineering Co, Olsson Inc, OSPE, PARCAR Winch, SAME, SWE, T.D. Williamson, Wallace Design Collective, Walter P Moore, and WTS Oklahoma, 

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh)

The 35th Tulsa Engineering Challenge was held on March 3 at the Tulsa Community College Aviation Center.  This event is sponsored by the Tulsa Engineering Foundation, and supported by many of our member organizations, including professional societies and schools. Additionally, we are supported by several community members and a host of volunteers.

 At this year’s event we had 518 students pre-registered, and we believe we had about 425 students attend, which includes unregistered walk-ins and siblings.  We had 29 schools, (public, private and homeschool), participate, coming from 12 cities on a cold, rainy and windy day.  The cities were Broken Arrow, Claremore, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Mounds, Okmulgee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Tulsa and Wagoner.  13 competitions were available for the students.  The competitions were run by AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, OSPE, SAME, AEP/PSO. AAON, CEC, and Google.  We had 7 exhibitors and 95 volunteers.   Special thanks to our sponsors Google, AAON, The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, ASCE, OSPE, AIChE, IEEE, and SAME.    Results of the competition are posted under Tulsa Eng’g Challenge. 

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Prep REVIEW Course  Offered by The University of Tulsa, College of Engineering.    Feb 11 – Mathematics, Feb 18 – Probability, Statistics, Engr. Econ, Feb 25 – Statics, Dynamics, March 4 – Heat, Mass, Energy Transfer, March 25 – Fluid Mechanics, April 1 – Electricity, Power, Magnetism, April 8 – Chemistry, Materials Science, and April 15 – Strength of Materials, Engr. Ethics.  Sat. Mornings, 9:00 am – 12 pm on the TU Campus in Keplinger Hall, Room M216 . Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Prep Course – Continuing Education for Science and Engineering (utulsa.edu)

Positive Leadership Program – Engage, Align, Thrive The TU Continuing Education for Science and Engineering’s Positive Leadership program provides a wide range of course offerings for individuals and groups to Engage, Align, and Thrive.  It is a series of 5 separate courses that are designed to enhance your leadership skills. Each course is scheduled for three 2-hour live online sessions via ZOOM held weekly on Wednesday afternoons (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm). Courses are Introduction to Positive Leadership (March), Talent 2 Strength (April), Communication 4 Alignment (May), Safety, Growth & Performance (Sept.), and Strategies, Tactics & Operations (Oct.) Positive Leadership Institute – Continuing Education for Science and Engineering (utulsa.edu)

 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. APWA NE Branch – Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

    June 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  2. ASCE & APWA Young Member Event – Annual Disc – new date Golf Tournament

    June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-6
  3. Tulsa SAME Post – Night at the Ballpark, Young members

    June 9 @ 7:00 pm UTC-6
  4. SWE Luncheon

    June 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
  5. SAME/ASCE Joint Meeting: Industry Opportunities

    June 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm UTC-6

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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