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Competitive Student Teams

Engineering in practice

The Rawl Engineering Practice Facility provides students with a facility that fosters collaboration, providing all the tools required to bring an idea from concept to finished product. Teams work side-by-side in open bays where classroom knowledge becomes practical experience. Students that choose to work on a team learn how to collaborate, create, compete and win.  A list of these events can be found on the left side of this page underneath the navigation window and on the Experience Engineering Facebook Page.

Chem Car

Competition Dates: April 11-12; University of Iowa

Chem Car

Students design, build and test a small car powered by a specific chemical reaction and calibrated to carry a certain volume of water a specified distance.

Chem Car Chair - Bryce Hermsen

Faculty Advisor - Vassilios Sikavitsas

Concrete Canoe

Competition Dates: April 24-26; Oklahoma State University

Concrete Canoe Team

The team enters a canoe in the National Concrete Canoe Competition each year, where they design, build, document, present and race their canoe.

Team Captain - Corey Wirkman

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Chris Ramseyer

Crimson Skies Design/Build/Fly

Competition Dates: April 11-13; Wichita, KS

Members of the Crimson Skies Design/Build/Fly Team

The team competes in an international engineering competition to develop an unmanned aerial system that is required to complete a series of missions, which vary from year to year.

Team Captain - Matthew Powers

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Alfred Striz

Sooner Competitive Robotics

Competition Dates: IEEE - April 5-6; Corpus Christi, TX | OSU Mercury - April 19; Stillwater, OK | ASEE - June 15-18; Indianapolis, IN

Three students in the Sooner Competitive Robotics Team

Sooner Competitive Robotics teams include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Robot, Mercury Teleop, Amercian Society for Engineering Education Two-Year, and KISS Institute for Practical Robotics Open.
Learn more about SCR

President - David Vreeland

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Chad Davis

Sooner Electric Racing

Competition Date: April 23-30; Purdue University | May 14-21; Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sooner Electric Go-Kart Rounds a Corner during a Race

The EV Grand Prix team works to research, design and develop electric vehicles to compete in a variety of races. Competitions take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Team Captain - Joshua Wakeam

Faculty Advisor - Dr. John Dyer

Sooner Electric Solar Car

Competition Dates: 2015; Australia

Sooner Electric Solar Car

The Solar Car team researches and develops current and emerging solar technologies, competing every other year in an efficiency race with its solar-powered cruiser across the Australian Outback.

Team Captain - Christian Bayless

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Pat McCann

Sooner Off Road

Competition Dates: May 22-25; Pittsburg, KS

The Sooner Off Road vehicle on a race

Sooner Off Road is a relatively new team that is in its third year of competition. The team attended two national and international SAE Baja competitions with more than 100 entered teams in each.

Team Captain - Eli Natividad

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Diana Bairaktarova


Sooner Powered Vehicle

Competition Dates: April 25-27; San Jose, CA

The Sooner Powered Vehicle

The Sooner Powered Vehicle team designs, constructs and tests a vehicle for the National Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers Human Powered Vehicle competition each year. Teams engineer fast, agile, safe and innovative vehicles to compete in design, sprint, utility and endurance categories. 

Team Captain - Berit Pearcy

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Mrinal Saha

Sooner Racing Team

Competition Dates: May 14-17; Brooklyn, MI | June 18-21; Lincoln, NE

Sooner Racing Team Car

OU engineering students have designed a Formula-style race car every year since 1995, garnering numerous awards for design and performance. The team is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world and top five in the United States.
Learn more about SRT

Team Captain - Scott Archer

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Zahed Siddique

Sooner Rocket Team

Competition Dates: April 5; Culpepper, VA

Rocket Team

The Sooner Rocket Team does research, design, and developing of High-powered rockets for the purpose of competing against other universities. We do tasks such as programming, fiberglassing, testing of chemicals, etc.. Competitions take place nationally.

President - Hunter Pemberton

Faculty Advisor - Dr. David P. Miller

Jimmy Cannon

Engineering Practice Coordinator

Jimmy Cannon

Phone: (405) 325-6844