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Irani Center Student Engagement

Classroom Meets Career

Participating in a project with the Irani Center for Energy Solutions means you will have the opportunity to work with a company on a real-world, real-time project. You and your team will provide the company with actionable results. Faculty oversight is in place, making the Irani Center the perfect bridge from classroom to career.

You will be differentiated and distinguished from your peers, both at OU and at other energy-focused universities. Skills learned are multi-disciplinary and practical. 

Entrepreneurial Attitude in a Corporate Environment

"Being an entrepreneur, in my mind, is not necessarily starting your own company. It’s how you approach a project or a problem." - Ronnie K. Irani

It is the vision of Ronnie Irani to advance students' careers by merging entrepreneurial problem solving skills with technical expertise in energy-related fields.

Alumni of I-CES will think and act like people who run energy enterprises. They will not just find jobs - they will help create jobs. 

The newly renovated Irani Center for Energy Solutions headquarters is on the 14th floor of Sarkeys Energy Center. It was designed to look and feel like an office space. Student teams have a dedicated space, access to industry-standard equipment like plotter printers and use of the Center's conference room. 

Proven Success

Student teams have analyzed more than 400 wells in Oklahoma and surrounding states and their work has garnered attention from The Norman Transcript and The Oklahoman


Learn more about joining a student team!

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Andrew Oakes


Andrew Oakes
Irani Center Alumnus
2019 Graduate

“My experience in the Irani Center for Energy Solutions was a really unique opportunity where my team was given space to develop skills and find solutions to real problems that the company trusted to us. This is a program where you have the chance to prove your work ethic and engineering prowess to the industry.”