Showing posts from May, 2013

Hilti Group Awards $30,000 Engineering Scholarship at OU-Tulsa

  TULSA, Okla. – The Hilti Group, which provides leading edge technology to the global construction industry, has awarded a $30,000, three-year scholarship to the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering. The Hilti Scholar funds will be awarded to Bhagyashri Darunkar, a doctoral student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Schusterman Center campus in Tulsa. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with the OU College of Engineering in awarding this prestigious scholarship at OU-Tulsa,” said Clint Holler, Head of Information Technology for Hilti Western Hemisphere. “Hilti relies on leading universities such as OU to further develop students who are eager and ready to contribute at a high level immediately upon graduation.”             “The OU College of Engineering is most grateful for Hilti’s generosity in providing a scholarship to support engineering students at OU-Tulsa,” said James J. Sluss, Jr., Ph.D., Director and Morr

OU Concrete Canoe Team Takes First in Regional Competition

NORMAN, Okla. – Fifteen students from the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Concrete Canoe team will be taking their paddles to the national competition after earning first place in the regional engineering design, knowledge and stamina competition. “The OU Concrete Canoe team has had great success in the past and this year is no exception,” said Alyse Burgess, Concrete Canoe co-captain and architectural engineering senior. “The regional competition showed our newer members that the extra time and effort put into even the smallest details makes a big difference.” This is the eighth in the past 13 years OU’s team has advanced to nationals. Burgess said this year’s success is due to their choice to focus on a more stable, lightweight design. “By putting people in the canoe and racing it, we proved that the mix we designed can float and is strong enough to support the stresses caused by the paddlers,” said Burgess. In April, the OU Conc