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”

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”