Oakland University


SECS student and father of four beats the odds, graduates with master’s at 25, April 29, 2015

On May 1, Matthew Franklin will walk across the stage to accept his Masters in Embedded Systems Engineering. Completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years would be a challenging feat for most people, but this hasn’t been the biggest challenge he has faced.

Information technology alum finds success at Chrysler, continues grad studies at OU, December 8, 2014

For information technology alum Trpko Blazevski, undergraduate studies at OU were a time of growth that provided him with the tools needed to be a leader.

New social app makes ‘Buhz’ on campus, December 1, 2014

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.

TBP takes home three awards at national convention, November 25, 2014

After hard work, the Oakland University chapter of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society took home The Chapter Project Award, The Membership Award and The Secretary’s Commendation at this year’s national convention.

Successful ISE alum gives back to school, community, November 24, 2014

Patrick Hillberg may not have started out at Oakland University, but working at the school and earning his Ph.D. through the Industrial Systems Department was a choice the professor is proud of.

ISE Department works with R&E Automated Systems and Siemens to enhance Sharf CIM Lab’s conveyor system, November 19, 2014

After nine months of hard work by R&E Automated Systems, the S. & R. Sharf Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Laboratory’s conveyor system has been returned to Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, with important, state-of-the-art updates implementing Siemens controls technology.

ECE alum uses OU experience to change world of engineering, November 13, 2014

Kristen Siemen is making global differences in the world of engineering.

Students make top 10 at MHacks, November 5, 2014

Innovation and focus helped senior computer science majors Andrew Clissold, Steven Wiggins and Brandon Powell achieve success at nationwide programming competition MHacks, where they ranked in the top 10 for their application TypeOneTwo.

Engineering degree helps alum succeed as entrepreneur, October 2, 2014

Shawn Ward cites his Oakland University Engineering studies as a big part of his success.

OU students succeed at MHacks national programming competition, September 27, 2014

Out of 1,000 students from across the nation competing at this year’s MHacks, 14 were from Oakland University, and Dominic Dabish, a senior computer science major, was on the team that earned the gold prize from Microsoft for their app development“Pong With Me.”

OU mechanical engineering alum takes skills overseas, September 16, 2014

Charon Morgan never thought about moving away from Michigan — the place where she grew  up, started her family and started her career.

SECS outreach programs boost engineering interest among youth, September 2, 2014
Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) provides a great place for students to learn more about the field of engineering— and not just those admitted into the program.

Oakland University’s ISE hosts Siemens PLC workshop, August 28, 2014
A Siemens PLC workshop for high school, community college and university instructors was hosted at OU by the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department. 

Mechanical engineering student awarded academic scholarship, August 27, 2014
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.

OU mechanical engineering student awarded ‘best overall’ intern at JCI, August 18, 2014
OU Mechanical Engineering student Vincent Seefried was honored “best overall” at the Johnson Controls Inc. Intern Expo, for his achievements with the company.

OU SECS teams up with Fulcrum Edge for new project management course, July 28, 2014
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.

Dr. Sangeorzan appointed Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering, July 25, 2014
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. Zou appointed SECS associate interim dean, July 11, 2014
Qian(Beth) Zou has been appointed interim associate dean for the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science.

University bids Dean farewell and good luck, July 9, 2014
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.

First week of STEM camps a success, June 29, 2014
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.

OU and University of Michigan Tauber Institute team up for field trip, June 24, 2014
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 Universityof Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations in Ann Arbor.

Oakland University Robotics Club’s hard work pays off, June 23, 2014
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.

Alumni reunites with FSAE 15 years later, June 11, 2014
After graduating from Oakland University in 1999, Engineering undergrad David Shirkey landed a job with Chrysler. He credits the opportunity partially to his experience with OU’s Formula SAE. He is reuniting with the current team to outfit them for their competition.

Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty honored at annual Advisory Board Dinner,  May 23, 2014
Students and faculty from the School of Engineering and Computer Science were honored for their accomplishments this month at the annual Advisory Board Dinner.

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