Showing posts from May, 2020

Leadership for a Changing World: The 2020 Holmes Leadership Symposium

On February 27, 2020, the Jerry Holmes Leadership Program held its third biennial Holmes Leadership Symposium. Organized around the theme “Leadership for a Changing World," the symposium explored diversity in leadership and the role of leaders in building inclusive cultures, meaningful relationships, high-performing teams, and successful organizations. Over 250 students and professionals participated in the day-long event. The symposium was underwritten by premier sponsors BP and Northrop Grumman, session sponsor Shell, and JHLP annual sponsors Boeing, Gen. Jerry Holmes, Bill Kennedy, and Ben and Laura Lopez. Speaker Robin Minthorn and OU Tribal Liaison  Warren Queton Dr. Robin Minthorn (University of Washington Tacoma) delivered the lunchtime plenary address, “Centering an Indigenous Leadership Perspective." A citizen of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and a descendant of the Umatilla/Nez Perce/Apache and Assiniboine Nations, Dr. Minthorn took the audience throug

CS Student, Jack Williams, Receives Undergraduate Research Day Grand Prize

Computer Science senior Jack Williams, from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, has received the Grand Prize and a $500 cash award for his presentation, one of 142 submissions, in the 2020 OU Online Undergraduate Research Day. The presentation, "Modeling a Green Supply Chain," describes  modeling how a green supply chain, which minimizes emissions, differs from a typical supply chain, known to minimize the retailer's operating cost. The research consisted of building a theoretical model for the supply chain, then creating the model in a computer program. Next, the model was applied to population density data to discover the appearance of the green supply chain. Results were compared to traditional supply chains. The research project, completed during the 2019-2020 academic year, was conceived by Reza Alizadeh, doctoral candidate in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, who together with ISE Professor Janet Allen and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Professor