Going green on campus with help from academic programs

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS With eco-friendly courses and clean energy efforts across campus, it’s no surprise that Oakland University has a good reputation for “going green.” Infrastructure and courses help build morale towards energy efficiency, from the power supplied to the campus to the School of Engineering and Computer Science itself. “Energy-efficient buildings have madeContinue reading “Going green on campus with help from academic programs”

New social app makes a “Buhz” on campus

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS A new social application is growing in popularity at Oakland University. Founded by computer science students Chuck Kelly, Brett McIsaac and Zach Fregoli, ‘Buhz’ connects people on campus, getting word out about events, and helping build communication. Described as “Twitter for college,” the idea for Buhz came to Kelly as aContinue reading “New social app makes a “Buhz” on campus”

Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Change is happening in the Oakland University School of Engineering. The long-anticipated new building opens early August, a new Associate Dean has been appointed, and now, a new Chair will be brought into the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Brian Sangeorzan has been appointed Interim Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, as Dr. Zissimos Mourelatos stepsContinue reading “Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering”

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”

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”

Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty honored at annual Advisory Board Dinner

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Students and faculty from the School of Engineering and Computer Science were honored for their accomplishments this month at the annual Advisory Board Dinner. The dinner began in 2010 to thank advisory board members for their time, and expanded to recognize more members of the Engineering and Computer Science Community. “(The dinner)Continue reading “Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty honored at annual Advisory Board Dinner”