Showing posts from April, 2020

Trish Bloemker Sowers Named Executive Director of Development

After a national search, Trish Bloemker Sowers has been named Executive Director of Development for the Gallogly College of Engineering, effective April 20. Sowers is an OU alumnus having earned her B.A. in Political Communication and Political Science. She brings an abundance of experience and knowledge from her career in fundraising. Previous roles include director of Development for the University of Denver’s Pacific Northwest Region, executive director of the California 4-H Foundation, director of Development and Strategy for Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and senior development officer for Missouri University of Science and Technology. In addition, she served in leadership roles for non-profit associations including president of the Denver Advertising Federation; executive director of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Rocky Mountain Chapter; interim executive director of Chi Phi Fraternity and director of Student Activities and Greek Affairs at Colorado School o

Multidisciplinary OU Team Unites to Prototype, Test and Validate Essential Equipment Designs

As the nation works to alleviate the widespread shortage of protective gear and critical equipment for health care workers and first responders, the 3D printing community, manufacturers and hobbyists are stepping in to help. With countless blueprints to choose from, identifying the safest and most effective designs is essential. More than 40 individuals from across the University of Oklahoma’s three campuses have combined their expertise to develop, prototype, validate and offer recommended essential equipment designs, available at . Nathan Herring, a tech lead with the Tom Love Innovation Hub and aerospace engineering senior in the Gallogly College of Engineering, uses a palm router and pattern bit  to build a prototype of an isolation box used to protect medical personnel caring for COVID-19 patients. “The speed and effectiveness with which the research and innovation communities across OU have come together to respond to these critical needs in the fi

Two OU Engineering Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Two of the University of Oklahoma's three 2020 Goldwater Scholars are students in the Gallogly College of Engineering. Daniel Cheong and Emily Thomas have been named Goldwater Scholars in a prestigious national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in science and mathematics.  They are among 396 students nationwide to be selected this year out of more than 1,300 nominees representing 461 institutions. Cheong and Thomas, both from Oklahoma, bring OU’s total number of Goldwater Scholarship winners to 58 since the inception of the scholarship in 1986. “We are extremely proud of Daniel and Emily for earning the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship,” said OU Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. “Their achievements are not only a testament to their hard work and determination, but also recognize their potential as future researchers and the undeniable impact they will have on society.” Named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Scholarships