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Events & Opportunities for High School Students and Incoming Freshmen

The Gallogly College of Engineering hosts various events for both high school students and incoming freshmen to help them develop their STEM skills, determine the best path for them in college, and prepare them for a future in engineering. 

The college is passionate about providing students with the tools they need to succeed, including preparing students before they even get to the college through engaging events and opportunities. If you would like any more information about any of the following events, please click the links attached.

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

The Gallogly College of Engineering is proud to partner with the OU Office of Admissions on a variety of on-campus and virtual events throughout the year. Each event looks a little bit different, but will allow students to get to know Engineering and see themselves here at OU.

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Engineering Open House

The annual Engineering Open House is one of the oldest and most successful events on the University of Oklahoma campus. High school aged students from across the state are invited to come to Norman each year to sample what the OU Engineering programs have to offer. All activtiies are open for home school and out of state 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.

Fall Festival and New Engineers' Welcome

These two events help welcome new and returning students back to campus to kick-off the fall semester, including an involvement fair, free food, and other prizes and swag.

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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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