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ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility (REPF)

Rawl Engineering Practice Facility

The REPF is a place where GCoE and MCEE students put into practice what has been learned in the classroom and kindergarten through 12th-grade students are inspired to become tomorrow's engineers and scientists. Learn more about the REPF.

First Floor

Project Bays

The first-floor of the REPF includes the five practice bays with large bay doors that open facing Jenkins Ave., including one fully-vented closed bay for the Concrete Canoe team. Students are equipped with the tools needed to design, build, and compete at regional and national competitions. A machine shop, complete with safety training, provides additional experience in fabrication of essential vehicle components. 

Also on the first floor is the outreach arm of the Gallogly College where kindergarten through 12th grade students and teens are introduced to the many possibilities an engineering degree provides. We hope many of these visitors will return as engineering students on their way to becoming tomorrow's engineers.


Bench Lab

This space provides undergraduate students a location for hands-on application for smaller projects. Computer science, industrial engineering, and electrical and computer engineering students are able to demonstrate concepts they discuss in the classroom, and apply these concepts to hands-on applications. Students work on circuit boards, and build and test their own systems.

Second Floor

The Archie Dunham Leadership Area 

The Dunham Leadership Area serves engineering students, providing spaces where groups can gather, study and plan and locked spaces for student organizations are available via an application process. Additionally, resume help and career planning are available.. The key to this center is that many functions are in one centralized location, allowing more students to take advantage of all that is being offered.

REPF Student Resources

Student Access

Students must go through a three-step process before gaining access to the REPF practice bays, machine shop and surrounding areas.

Students will need to complete the virtual REPF Facilities Use forms.  These include the Waiver and Release of Liability, the Medical Form and Release, and the OU Talent Release form.  These digital forms are sent to students upon passing the safety exam.  These forms are FERPA compliant.

Once everything is completed, teams leaders can email the Engineering Practice Coordinator to setup virtual training sessions for new members.  Returning teams members who completed training last year will be able to gain access once they have completed the required forms and quiz.

Step One

Students working in the REPF must read and understand the REPF Safety and Operations Manual.


Step Two

Students working in the REPF must take the Safety and Operations quiz, passing with at least a 90% proficiency. Scores will be emailed to the student and to the Engineering Practice Coordinator.

Take the safety exam


Step Three

Students will need to complete the virtual REPF Facilities Use forms.  These include the Waiver and Release of Liability, the Medical Form and Release, and the OU Talent Release form.  These digital forms are sent to students upon passing the safety exam.  These forms are FERPA compliant.

Once everything is completed, teams leaders can email the Engineering Practice Coordinator to setup virtual training sessions for new members.  Returning teams members who completed training last year will be able to gain access once they have completed the above forms and quiz.


Competition Team Resources

If your competition team is traveling or testing a project, you will need to fill out the appropriate forms.  When performing an offsite test, at least 24 hour notice must be given to the REPF Coordinator via the Offsite Testing Form.  You can access this form below.

For travel, students will need to fill out the digital travel forms.  All students are required to complete the first set of forms, which they will obtain from passing the safety exam.  Students that are driving, traveling by air, providing a personal vehicle, or going internationally will need to complete the second set of form.  To access these second forms, students will need to register for travel with their team officer or advisor.. 

Team officers will also be required to submit a travel sheet and itinerary.  Both of these templates can be found below as well as the PMAP Canvas page.

If you need to use the REPF vehicle when traveling, you can access the REPF Vehicle Request Form below.   This form must be filled out at least one week prior to travel.  Additionally, the REPF Vehicle Policy is listed below.

Offsite Testing Form

REPF Vehicle Request Form

 

Jimmy Cannon

Jimmy Cannon

Engineering Practice Coordinator
jimmyray@ou.edu
(405) 325-6844

Jeff Biggerstaff

Jeff Biggerstaff

Engineering Student Life Coordinator
jglidus@ou.edu
(405) 325-4724

Dalton Brasington, MA

Dalton Brasington

Outreach and Recruiting Coordinator
dbrasington@ou.edu
(405) 325-3445

Susan Walden, PhD

Susan Walden

Fellow-ASEE
Executive Director of Engineering Pathways
susan.walden@ou.edu
(405) 325-4211 REPF 113

Kim Wolfinbarger, PhD

Kim Wolfinbarger

Director, Jerry Holmes Leadership Program for Engineers and Scientists
kimw@ou.edu
(405) 325-3892 
REPF 113

REPF Competition Teams

OU Boomer Rocket Team (BRT)

OU Boomer Rocket Team

OU Rocket Team Club is an interdisciplinary academic team in which students design, build, and launch high-powered rockets. The team trains and certifies members to build rockets, compete nationally in various events, and takes on experimental independent projects.

Learn more about BRT on their:
Website | Facebook | Youtube | Engage

OU Design/Build/Fly (DBF)

OU Design Build Fly Team

This is The University of Oklahoma competitive AIAA Design, Build, Fly team. We provide the opportunity for students interested in the Aerospace Industry to get hands on experience. This team's goal is to design, construct, and fly an unmanned aircraft to complete missions defined by AIAA and to win the competition in Spring.

Learn more about DBF:
Engage | Facebook 

Sooner Off-Road (SOR)

Sooner Off-Road

Sooner Off-Road is an engineering competition team that designs, builds, and races an off-road vehicle every year in a competition against teams from across the nation and world. Our mission is to provide engineering students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-life engineering projects, to build engineering experience and provide them with skills to succeed in an engineering career. Our team is mostly composed of mechanical engineers, but is open to all majors; no prior experience necessary.

Learn more about Sooner Off Road on their:
Twitter | Instagram | Engage

Sooner Rover Team

Sooner Rover

The Sooner Rover Team designs, fabricates, and tests a rover to compete in the University Rover Challenge each Summer. Our organization is comprised of engineering majors from across the GCOE, as well as geology and business members.
 

Learn more about Sooner Rover Team on their:
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Concrete Canoe

OU Boomer Rocket Team

The ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition provides students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience while testing their skills with concrete mix designs and project management challenges. This elite competition combining engineering excellence, hydrodynamic design, and racing technique is known as the "America's Cup of Civil Engineering." The team welcomes students from other departments to get a diverse set of perspectives.

Learn more about Concrete Canoe on their:
Website | Facebook | Engage

Sooner Competitive Robotics (SCR)

Sooner Competitive Robotics

SCR is an umbrella organization for all competitive robotics happening at OU. We have many teams with challenges ranging from basic to advanced that compete across the country, including Mercury and IGVC.  We meet in Bench Lab 2 in the REPF basement.
 

Learn more about SCR on their:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Engage

Sooner Racing Team (SRT)

Sooner Racing Team

The Sooner Racing Team is an engineering competition team which designs, builds, and races a formula-style racecar each year as a part of the Formula SAE competition series. Our members constantly strive to improve every aspect of our car and team. We take pride in our work, and constantly push the boundaries set before us. Our members are passionate about engineering, learning, and competing to be the best. Most of all, we love what we do: building racecars!

Learn more about SRT on their:
Twitter | Instagram | Engage

Steel Bridge

Sooner Rover

The annual Steel Bridge Competition is organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction. Students are challenged to create a scale model steel bridge and are responsible to plan, organize, design, construct, and finish the bridge throughout the year. The planning and designing process usually takes place in the fall semester for the OU team and the construction and competition are usually in the spring term. 

Learn more about Steel Bridge on their:
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