Friday, January 20, 2012
Students to learn about OSU-Tulsa, TCC engineering programs
Pre-Engineering students from Tulsa Technology Center will visit the campuses of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to learn more about engineering programs offered by the two institutions.
“Engineering is truly a degree of choice,” said Susan Thompson, Tulsa Alliance for Engineering program director. “Students that earn an engineering degree enjoy some of the highest starting salaries of all occupations. They are given the opportunity to be creative and make a difference. An engineering degree also prepares students for a number of other careers and provides a great deal of versatility.”
Students will meet with engineering faculty at the two institutions, explore lab facilities, talk with current engineering students and learn about the strong partnership between TCC and OSU-Tulsa.
“The engineering programs at TCC and OSU-Tulsa are very competitive, offer small classes, provide invaluable experiences, and are taught by very qualified faculty, many of which have ties to the community and area companies that hire engineers,” said Thompson. “This is crucial when searching for scholarships, internships and jobs in Tulsa.”
Students will also learn how they can seamlessly transfer from TCC to OSU-Tulsa through the 2+2 transfer plan.
The tour is being organized by the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering, a partnership between TCC, OSU, Tulsa Tech, Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa. The alliance promotes engineering careers to students, strengthens the educational ties between partner institutions, increases the number of engineering mentors, internships, and scholarships through partnerships with businesses and helps new engineers secure jobs in Tulsa.