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 event on Dec 14th.     Lane Matheson is in need of volunteers for the FIRST LEGO League events coming up on 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

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh)  March 6, 2020     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 accomplishs 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.  More information.

 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 and would like to receive the materials from the 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. SAME Tulsa Post – Christmas Social & Silent Auction

    December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. SWE Networking Luncheon

    December 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. OSPE: Oklahoma’s Future with Electric & Automated Vehicles

    February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Engineers Week Professional and Student Luncheon

    February 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Engineers Week Student Breakfast and Career Seminar

    February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 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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