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Engineering Pathways

The Gallogly College of Engineering has an ambitious goal to grow our student body to meet the growing need for engineers. We are committed to producing the best-prepared engineering graduates who are equipped to contribute solutions to the complex challenges faced by our state, region and nation. The Engineering Pathways program is an essential component in meeting our strategic goal to grow engineering enrollment and graduate more well-prepared engineers.

Pathway to Success

The Engineering Pathways Program provides a connected environment for engineering students to develop their academic knowledge and professional skills. 

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

First-Year Engineering Experience

Strong foundation and social connections

Engineering catalyst

Math Catalyst

Professional Skills and responsibilities for all students

Research Catalyst

Course-based research
 

Junior Year

Senior Year

First-Year Engineering Experience

Strong foundation and social connections

Engineering catalyst

Math Catalyst

Professional Skills and responsibilities for all students

Research Catalyst

Course-based research
 

Junior
Junior Year
  • Team projects and technical reports in discipline
  • Individual Research with faculty
Senior
Senior Year
  • Departmental capstones with industry partners
     



 



 

Engineering Catalyst: Ensuring Student Success

Engineering Catalyst is a two-year, evidence-based program to support the academic and professional success of highly motivated first-year engineering students. Scholars in Engineering Catalyst receive intensive and tailored support to help each scholar attain their engineering goals. Academic coursework and community programming are designed to provide comprehensive and embedded support for math, science, and foundational engineering learning.

The Engineering Catalyst community consists of incoming and returning program scholars in value-oriented learning cohorts, supported by dedicated faculty, staff advisors, and peer mentors. Scholars also receive specialized engineering academic and career advising. 

The program is designed for incoming students who are beginning their engineering path at OU in Math 1503: College Algebra or Math 1523: Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry. 

Student Support

  • Cohorts
  • Advising and mentoring
  • Study Groups
  • Community Building
  • Professional development

Research Catalyst

  • Teams and projects
  • Basic research skills
  • Prepares for faculty research groups

     

Math Catalyst

  • Complex, contectual engineering problems
  • Merges math and science fundamentals
  • Active, collaborative learning

     



 

Spaces for Success and Collaboration

A key component of Engineering Pathways is the creation of two programmatic spaces located in historic Felgar Hall. These spaces provide a centralized location for our first-year students so that they have access to faculty and a shared collaborative environment. 


 


 

Engineering Pathways Hub

The EP Hub focuses on engineering student teaching and learning, providing modern facilities for collaboration including open office and meeting areas. Engineering Pathways faculty will be co-located in this space along with informal and private meeting spaces that provide opportunities for faculty-student mentorship. 


 

Engineering Pathways Studio

The EP Studio will be an active-learning, team-based instructional facility that provides a dedicated space for first- and second-year project-based learning. The classroom will have a capacity for nearly 60 students and includes an adjoining project meeting area for class break-out groups or informal student meetings throughout the day. Students will have access to advanced instructional technology and will be able to utilize the Studio space in and out of the classroom for team-based project work. 



 

Meet the EP Team


 

Maya Denton

Maya Denton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
maya.denton@ou.edu
FH 222F

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Tierney Harvey, Ph.D., EP

Assistant Professor
tharvey@ou.edu
FH 222M

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Casey Haskins, Ph.D., EP

Assistant Professor nd Math Retention Specialist
chaskins@ou.edu
FH 222J

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Javeed Kittur, Ph.D., EP

Assistant Professor
jkittur@ou.edu
FH 222G

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Brian McSkimming, Ph.D., EP

Assistant Professor
mcskimming@ou.edu
FH 222L

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Jude Okolie, Ph.D., EP

Assistant Professor
jude.okolie@ou.edu
FH 222H

Moses Olayemi

Moses Olayemi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
molayemi@ou.edu
FH 222H

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Dominique Pittenger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
dominiquep@ou.edu
FH 222E

Allison Quiroga, Ph.D.

Allison Quiroga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
allison.quiroga@ou.edu
FH 222I

Oliver Wellman.

Oliver Vellmann

Student Program Coordinator
oliver.vellmann@ou.edu
FH 222N

Susan Walden

Susan Walden, Ph.D.

Fellow-ASEE
Executive Director of Engineering Pathways
susan.walden@ou.edu
FH 222D

Kim Wolfinbarger

Kim Wolfinbarger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
kimw@ou.edu
(405) 325-3892 
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