Showing posts from April, 2012

University of Oklahoma Chemical Engineering Student Receives NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Grant

Norman, Okla.—A University of Oklahoma chemical engineering senior is the recipient of the prestigious NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences Medical Scientist Training Program grant. Brandon Smith, a fifth-year senior from Houston, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, pre-med option. Smith has accepted the stipend and tuition allowance for up to eight years, at which time he will have completed a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree. “In receiving this prestigious NIH Training grant, Brandon Smith has demonstrated his great personal talent and hard work and the excellence of OU’s undergraduate program in the medical sciences,” said OU President David L. Boren. Smith will attend the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After two years in Houston, he will attend Rice University for three to four years in pursuit of a doctorate in bioengineering, then transfer back to Baylor to complete his medical degree. “We’re pleased, but n

Radar Brings Engineering Expertise, Research to OU

NORMAN, Okla. – Expertise in weather radar research is synonymous with the University of Oklahoma, home of the National Weather Center, and in a strategic move to expand radar multi-mission capabilities, the university is hiring engineering expertise and building lab capabilities. While radar plays an important role in weather forecasting and prediction, its application of measuring distance, direction and speed includes many fields. In addition to traditional military remote sensing applications, such as early warning systems for incoming aircraft, radar can be used in the detection of land mines and underground gas leaks, as well as providing “sense and avoid” capabilities to Unmanned Aerial Systems. That is why the OU College of Engineering recently hired four nationally recognized radar engineers to join the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Caleb Fulton, Nathan Goodman, Jessica Ruyle and Hjalti Sigmarsson, all with doctorates in electrical engi

OU Telecommunications Engineering Team Wins Top Honors at International Conference

TULSA, Okla. – A team of students from the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa Telecommunications Engineering Program took home first prize honors at the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) Annual Conference in Indianapolis last week. In its first-time entry in the event, the OU-Tulsa team won the Business Case Competition, consisting of proposing a solution for small businesses – primarily physicians’ and insurance agents’ offices – in a specific geographical location: Charlotte, North Carolina. Team members Jonathan King, Nikhil Punekar, Bhagyrashri Darunkar, Swamy Tummala, and Krishna Kumar, all second semester students in the OU-Tulsa Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering Program, submitted their proposal in January and were named one of four finalists. . “Our team performed exceptionally well with their excellent technological solution, and their presentation was superb, thanks to excellent coaching by several business mentors

University of Oklahoma engineering teams field bikes, planes, cars for international competitions

By Silas Allen | Published: April 1, 2012 Oklahoman NORMAN — On Thursday afternoon in a University of Oklahoma workshop, Carly Young and her teammates were making final adjustments to a remote-controlled plane they'd built from scratch. photo - Carly Young, a senior from Paris, Ark., works on the University of Oklahoma’s unmanned aerial vehicle. Photos by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman About 30 feet away, another team worked on an off-road vehicle. All around the two teams were bits and pieces of two other vehicles — a race car and a recumbent bicycle — built by other OU student teams. The teams are a part of OU's School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Young's team is gearing up for Design/Build/Fly, a national collegiate aviation competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This year's competition will be April 13-15 in Wichita, Kan. The other three teams — Sooner Off-Road, Sooner Powered Vehicle and Sooner Racing —