The program objective is to produce useful results on an open-ended project to the sponsor's satisfaction within the constraints of time and budget. Sponsors will derive several benefits from this partnership with the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.
- A valuable end product addressing the Sponsor's specific needs
- An excellent opportunity to tap into the engineering resources at OU
- Access to creative and enthusiastic students prior to graduation
- Recognition of your organization as an industrial partner for engineering education
The sponsor provides funds for (1) materials/supplies needed to build/test the hardware and/or the needed hardware, and (2) a donation to cover shop costs and to help us strengthen the program in the future. In return, the sponsor has the ownership of the final project.
“The entire student team did an excellent overall job in teamwork and delivering heat transfer correlations that have application to our engineering design efforts. The students, in spite of a very aggressive timeline, planned and executed a cohesive and determined effort to learn, cooperate, complete the project and deliver quality results.” -Charles Obosu, York International
“Companies have an excellent chance to get to know students and see whether they would want to hire members of the group after graduation.” -Sarah Fogelman, former student participant
“The students from OU AME are adequately prepared for commercial positions. Judging from the projects, they have been introduced to a great array of subjects, from MEMS to oilfield mechanical to thermal systems to electronic measuring/logging instruments. Their use of computers for design, analysis and presentation was demonstrated. Teamwork and communication to develop the concepts and solve the problem were demonstrated. The curriculum and projects have provided the tools that the students will need to succeed as engineers.” -Allen Ahlert, Poster Fair Judge, Hitachi Computer Products
“Last week the students traveled to Schlumberger and got excellent experimental results with their sensor approach. First day of testing reaped excellent experimental results. Those results provide pump efficiency, in particular. This is a first for Schlumberger. Schlumberger considers the students'
results to be of great significance." -Janet Savarimuthu, Schlumberger
“While working on the project, both sponsors and students are given the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art resources available to them at the University of Oklahoma.” -David Baldwin, Faculty Advisor