The University of Tulsa's Nova Fellowship students manage and run the OYEA competition.  High school students in Oklahoma have amazing potential, but there wasn't a state-wide idea and innovation pitch competition to help students have the experience of developing an idea and pitch from scratch. So, with the help of our generous donors, the TU students of the Nova Fellowship decided to launch one!  Our sincere hope is that every high school student in our state is given the opportunity and resources to Dream & Do - to come up with a great idea and then act on it. OYEA is our way of contributing to that vision. 

What's with the swirly logo?  The OYEA logo includes our fanciful adaptation of an ancient symbol that indicates creativity, imagination, and change. The symbol appears in Oklahoma's Native American art, and also at Brú na Bóinne, a 5,000 year old site in Ireland that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Our growing list of partners includes Conoco Phillips, Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPROS), 36°N, Anspire, Insight Creative Group, Fab Lab Tulsa, and the Tulsa Area United Way. Partner links and logos will be included here soon!