ISE graduate begins career at the Disney World

By Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Kimmy Romstad is using her Industrial and Systems Engineering background to help things run smoothly at the “happiest place on earth.” After interning at Disney World for a year, the August 2014 Oakland University Industrial Systems Engineering alum recently accepted a position in forecasting and stocking costuming issue locations acrossContinue reading “ISE graduate begins career at the Disney World”

OU mechanical engineering alum takes skills overseas

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS   Charon Morgan never thought about moving away from Michigan — the place where she grew  up, started her family and started her career. Now, the 1996 Oakland University mechanical engineering graduate lives and works in Shanghai, China, where she took an executive job with General Motors over a year agoContinue reading “OU mechanical engineering alum takes skills overseas”

OU SECS teams up with Fulcrum Edge for new project management course

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS The Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science is teaming up with business-management firm Fulcrum Edge for a new project management course. Being offered this fall, the class will provide a focus on communication and collaboration in engineering. “Because of our location in SE Michigan, a large number of ourContinue reading “OU SECS teams up with Fulcrum Edge for new project management course”

University bids Dean Smith farewell and good luck

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Associate Dean Lorenzo Smith has accepted a position as Dean at California State University-Sacramento.July 18 will be his last day at Oakland University, and Dr. Qian “Beth” Zou, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed interim associate dean. “OU has definitely become home to me,” Smith said. “I love this campus and itsContinue reading “University bids Dean Smith farewell and good luck”

First week of STEM camps a success

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Last week, students from 3rd to 12th grade gathered in Dodge Hall and the OU INCubator, to build and experiment in engineering. The annual summer-long STEM camps give kids the chance to explore the field. “The kids have a lot of ideas and keep experimenting, so it’s nice,” said Ruth John,Continue reading “First week of STEM camps a success”

OU and University of Michigan team up for ISE class trip

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Students in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department instructor William Edwards’ Flexible and Lean ManufacturingSystems class had some hands-on experience during a trip to the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations in Ann Arbor. The opportunity allowed the students to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Students built Borg-Warner TurboChargers on anContinue reading “OU and University of Michigan team up for ISE class trip”

Oakland University Robotics Club’s hard work pays off

Stephanie Sokol for OU SECS The Oakland University Robotics Association knows the value of hard work. Taking home First Place for the Main Autonomous Navigation Challenge, Third Place in the Basic Autonomous Challenge, Third Place in the Interoperability Profile Challenge and the Grand Award for Overall Performance at the 22nd annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition didn’t come easy. “(Winning) was anContinue reading “Oakland University Robotics Club’s hard work pays off”