Dear Colleagues,

The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance had a busy June filled with summer camps, visits with business and community partners and ending with a great article in the Tulsa World, Tech-oriented workers in high demand, study shows. Below are some key updates from the month.

Innovation Rooms Updates

  • IR TRSA STEM Mentoring Logistics
    • Working to have some mentoring pilot programs for the fall with Union Public Schools.
    • Met with Victoria Bartlett to learn more about the Mayor’s Mentoring to the Max program as well as learning more about past and present mentoring programs.
    • Multiple meetings on starting a pilot Engineering Alliance for the Arts (EAA) in Tulsa:
      • Meeting with Wallace Engineering
      • Teleconference with EAA leaders out of San Francisco
    • Meetings with Union Public Schools and Tulsa Public Schools to find out about their past and present STEM Mentoring programs.
    • Meeting with the Tulsa Regional Chamber to investigate future STEM Mentorship partnerships.
    • Explored future STEM Mentorship partnership with Tulsa Tech leaders.

General Updates

  • Met with Kathy Taylor and Monroe Nichols with Impact!Tulsa to explore areas of collaboration between TRSA and Impact!Tulsa
    • Discussed data metrics and that possibility of organizing a data council
  • Teleconference with US2020
    • Overview of Judges’ feedback from Round 2 of the City Competition
    • Covered planning and implementation of TRSA so far.
    • TRSA key strategies to accomplish goals
    • Preview of Convening 1 in Boston on 7/8/14–7/9/14
  • 6/30/14 – Conducted interview with Tulsa World on the role of STEM jobs in Tulsa’s economy

New Collaborations

  • Presented TRSA Business Plan, Advisory Council and Mentorship Initiative to Matrix , Williams, APSCO and NORDAM
    • Enthusiastic about participating on the Advisory Council


Please take a chance to look at our growing list of TRSA Smartsheets. If you’d like have access to the Smartsheets, please contact Annie Tyndall, OII / TRSA Communications & Marketing Coordinator at [email protected].

  • Tulsa STEM Activities Sheet
  • TRSA Summer STEM Activities
  • TRSA STEM Employment Opportunities
  • TRSA Spring Break STEM Activities
  • TRSA Speakers’ Bureau
  • TRSA Communication IR
  • STEM Outreach Evaluations
  • STEM Mentoring in Tulsa Region
  • IR TRSA STEM Mentoring Logistics
  • IR TRSA Spring Break/Summer STEM Programming
  • IR TRSA Curriculum Kits

Up Next

  • TRSA Representative, Ken Davis, will travel to Boston on 7/8/14–7/9/14 for the US2020 Convening 1.
    • Ken Davis invited to present on the Panel for Coalition Management at Convening 1 by US2020 Director of Strategic Initiatives Rachel Alexander.

June’s “But for the Alliance” moment…

Without the strong TRSA partnerships with Oklahoma State University – Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa, Tulsa Technology Center, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa and Tulsa Community College, around 50 middle school and high schools from the Tulsa region would not have had the opportunity to participate in the Summer Engineering Camp held the week of June 16, 2014. The students participated in building model drones, robotic vehicles, towers and more while interacting with over 15 STEM Mentors. One student named Madison Maier stated “I might want to be a civil or architectural engineer; I want to make the world a better place and engineering will help me do that.”