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Opportunities for High School Students

Shell High School Girls Day

Girls working together at HSGD

The OU Society of Women Engineers hosts Shell High School Girls Day. This annual event seeks to excite young women about engineering. Attendees will learn about engineering disciplines, scholarships, and opportunities available for them as a potential engineering major. They will also get the chance to interact with current professors and students to get to know the programs better.

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Sooner Saturday

Students working on plane at Sooner Sat

Sooner Saturday is the University of Oklahoma's biggest recruiting event for high school seniors. The Gallogly College of Engineering offers information sessions throughout the day. These sessions provide students with a chance to tour our facilities and visit the student organization and major booths.

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High School Open House


The annual Engineering Open House is one of the oldest and most successful events on the University of Oklahoma campus. High school students from across the state are invited to come to Norman each year to sample what the OU Engineering programs have to offer. The examinations and contests are open for home school students to register for and participate in with a sponsor/chaperone present with them while on campus.

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Engineering Days

Students in Mechanical Engineering Days Activity

OU Engineering Days are a summer day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors on Fridays and Saturdays in the month of June. Each day is devoted to a different school in engineering and offers hands-on activities to develop STEM skills and expose students to the many different opportunities in engineering. 

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American Indian STEM and Business Day

Students at the AI STEM and Business Day

American Indian (AI) STEM and Business Day is an annual event in the fall. The event was created to excited young AI students about a possible career in engineering by giving them the opportunity to meet with professors, advisors, and current students as well as providing food, prizes, and hands-on activities.

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Opportunities for Incoming Freshmen

Halliburton Women's Welcome


This program assists incoming female freshmen and transfer students' on their transition into the study of engineering and OU. Students will move into the residence halls early and get to spend quality time with faculty, staff, alumnae, and students from various engineering disciplines. Students will get a jump start on forming unique connections that ensure their success as engineering students at OU.

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Deans' and Directors' Meet and Greet


Every fall, the Gallogly COllege of Engineering hosts a welcome and introduction for all new freshmen and transfer students. At the event, students get to chance to speak with the college's deans, directors, faculty, and staff and get an overview of the support services offered by the college.

More information about the meet and greet will be available closer to the event.

Shell Fall Festival and Schlumberger New Engineers' Welcome


This festival welcomes new and returning students back to campus to kick-off the fall semester, including corporate sponsor booths, an involvement fair, a dunk tank, and other games. Students can also receive fun prizes, free food, and t-shirts. 

This event is possible thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Shell, and our Silver Level Sponsor, Schlumberger.

More information about the festival will be available closer to the event.

Summer Bridge Program


The AT&T Summer Bridge Program is a four-week residential, on-campus program for freshman students who have been accepted to OU and are planning to major in an engineering dscipline. The camp helps students prepare academically for the rigor of engineering coursework through course credit, team building exercises, and seminars, while building relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.

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