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Clayton Smith


B.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of Oklahoma, 2018

While at OU, Clayton served as Chair of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Student Advisory Council, President and Vice-President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Treasurer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and as a Gallogly College Dean’s Leadership Council Mentor.  Outside of class, he was involved in the Sooner Rover Team as Analysis Lead, Mechanical Engineering Capstone Lead, Lead Welder, and Mobility Design Engineer; as well as Laser Cutting Lead, Undergraduate Liaison, and Structures Assembly Engineer for the Crimson Skies Design Build Fly team that earned 5th place internationally in 2016. 

Clayton serves as an industry advisor for the Sooner Rover Team and the OU Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Clayton is a Structural Analysis Engineer for The Boeing Company, supporting both new product development and sustainment.


Roving Platforms for Planetary Exploration, Finite Element Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, Smart Materials and Sensing, Rapid Prototyping, and Composite Structures.

“AME provides excellent opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students alike. With a growing research presence and increasing industry cooperation in Aviation, Biomedical Engineering, and Energy, the program presents fantastic opportunities with which anyone from undergraduate engineering students to Ph.D. candidates may flourish.  I’m committed to tirelessly working toward developing our program to one of the best in the country and am a strong supporter of the great foundations the OU community provides to AME students and faculty. Through a broad cultural environment in the arts, sciences, organizations, and applied practice, our students and faculty are emboldened to new heights by the great OU community."