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.

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.

Engineers Needed – FIRST LEGO League events on Nov. 23rd and Dec 14th.     Lane Matheson is in dire need of volunteers for the FIRST LEGO League events coming up on Nov. 23rd and Dec. 14th.  FIRST LEGO League is a robotics competition for 9 – 14 year-olds using LEGO EV3 Mindstorm robots.  The events are fun and rewarding for participants and voluneers alike!

Volunteers arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 am. The event concludes around 4:00 pm.    Continental breakfast and a delicous lunch will be provided for all the volunteers.  The attached document describes some of the postiions Lane needs filled by adults as well as how to sign up through the FIRST website.     Contact Lane with any questions at 918-991-8326 or email mathela@tulsaschools.org

Freshman Engineering Scholarships  TEF awards several $2,000 scholarships to freshman college students planning to study engineering at an accredited engineeeing curriculum.    High school students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline is February 1, 2020.  Application

Joint Engineering Scholarship Golf Tournament – Oct 4, 2019 – Thank you for your support!     The annual Joint Engineering Scholarship Golf Tournament is a fundraising activity for college scholarships sponsored by the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers and Tulsa Engineering Foundation.  It was held on Friday October 4th at the Page Belcher Golf Course, 6666 South Union Avenue.

The tournament was a huge success. Almost $7,000 was donated toward scholarships.  A special thanks to our Tournament Sponsors AAON and CEC and for the Hole Sponsors – AAON, ADS Environmental Systems, Advanced Drainage Systems Inc, Benham, CEC, Concrete Services Corp, Core and Main – Nation Largest Waterworks Supplier, EST Inc., Freese and Nichols, Hartwell Environmental, Jacobs, LMK Technologies, McClelland Consulting Services Inc, McElroy Manufacturing Inc, Meshek & Associates LLC, OCT Equipment, Olsson, Poe & Associates, Premier Truck Group, RJN Group, Tetra Tech, T-G Excavating Inc, and Walter P Moore.   Thanks to door prize sponsors Benham, Billy Sims, CP&Y, Cyntergy, Poe & Associates, Starbucks, and Warren CAT.  Team winners were 1st place – OCT Equipment, 2nd place – Advanced Drainage Systems, and 3rd place –  CEC.

 Tulsa Regional Science Fair is coming back!  TRSA is working with the University of Tulsa to bring this incredible opportunity to students in Tulsa and Creek counties on February 14 (Read I Love Science!), 2020.  Lots of volunteers are needed to get everyone’s project judged in a timely manner.  Taylor Smith, TRSA Volunteer and Mentorship Program Director, is the contact person.  Tulsa Regional Science Fair Info.

 PE Civil Engineering Exam Review:  If you are taking the PE test this fall and would like to receive the materials from the Spring ASCE Review Course, please contact Ryna Pierce at RPierce@Meshekengr.com.  Prices – ASCE members: $100, Non-members $150.

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. ASCE: QuikTrip & Dream Big Campaign

    November 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. SWE: Networking Luncheon

    November 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. APWA Christmas Party

    December 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. SAME Tulsa Post – Christmas Social & Silent Auction

    December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. OSPE: Oklahoma’s Future with Electric & Automated Vehicles

    February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 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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