At TDW, our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Like our founders, we recognize the importance and value of each employee. We also understand that our dynamic organization depends on developing up-and-coming talent to ensure our future workforce.
One way we do this is by supporting programs for young people that promote STEM, an interdisciplinary and applied approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education that teaches students to be innovators and critical thinkers. Our STEM activities are currently U.S.-centric, but we envision taking our STEM initiatives global in the near future and providing similar opportunities for students in locations around the world.
This page highlights a few of the youth initiatives at our Tulsa location that further our mission to build the future workforce.
- Tulsa Engineering Academy at Memorial High School – We developed a partnership with this Tulsa school to support their FIRST Robotics team, which has developed a tradition of success at regional and national competitions.
- Fab-Lab – This Tulsa-area non-profit provides advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning purposes. A team of TDW engineers partnered with Fab-Lab to design and build a 3D body scanner.
- Engineering Roadshow – TDW Tulsa engineers deliver presentations at local schools to encourage local students to pursue technical careers. Our popular “Day in the Life” series describes what TDW engineers do on a typical day at work, featuring discussions of our employees around the world.
- Plant & Office Tour – We offer facility tours to students from our area to provide the opportunity to educate them about jobs throughout our business. Onsite, they have the chance to experience work within TDW, ranging from daily engineering activities to product development.
- STEM Outreach Through Tulsa-Area Girls’ Groups – We recognize that STEM is an equal opportunity area and that all students – both girls and boys – are the future driving force within TDW and our industry. TDW Tulsa employees are actively encouraging girls’ interest in STEM careers.