Oakland University’s ISE department hosts Siemens PLC workshop

By Stephanie Sokol, Communications Assistant and Amanda Beaton, Siemens Cooperates with Education for OUSECS A Siemens PLC workshop for high school, community college and university instructors was hosted at OU by the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department.  Part of the “Summer with Siemens” series, the workshop drew 11 teachers and professors from Michigan, WisconsinContinue reading “Oakland University’s ISE department hosts Siemens PLC workshop”

Mechanical engineering student awarded academic scholarship

By Stephanie Sokol for SECS Stephen Powell was recently awarded a $2,000 academic scholarship from engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, for the 2014-15 school year. Powell studies mechanical engineering at Oakland University. Contestants submitted essays, letters of recommendation, volunteer experience and class standing both in the engineering school and department, in order to beContinue reading “Mechanical engineering student awarded academic scholarship”

OU Mechanical Engineering student awarded ‘best overall’ intern at JCI

By Stephanie Sokol for OU SECS OU Mechanical Engineering student Vincent Seefried was honored “best overall” at the Johnson Controls Inc. Intern Expo, for his achievements with the company. Out of 31 interns working at the company this summer, Seefried was the only one from OU.  “The engineering graphics and CAD course at Oakland prepared meContinue reading “OU Mechanical Engineering student awarded ‘best overall’ intern at JCI”

Paradise Fears talk about tour, new music

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Paradise Fears entertained fans at The Crofoot in Pontiac last night, for the second stop on their first big headlining tour. This wasn’t their first time performing in the Metro Detroit area, and they said they had a good time. “(The Crofoot brings) a really good group of concert-going kids,”Continue reading “Paradise Fears talk about tour, new music”