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AME news The annual newsletter serving the students, alumni and friends of the University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Letter From the Director Welcome to the 2016 newsletter of the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. It is my great pleasure to write you about the exciting progress we are making in AME. The demand for our educational programs continues to be at an all-time high, as we saw an influx of more than 200 freshmen beginning the aerospace and mechanical engineering programs. We now have almost 1,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in AME. We are looking forward to working with all of our students and providing them an excellent learning environment. In 2015, we continued to strengthen our research programs and enhance course offerings by hiring truly exceptional faculty. You will read more about the accomplishments of assistant professors Dalton, Hays and L’Afflitto, as well as their future plans on page three. You will also find updates about our distinguished faculty who have been recognized worldwide for their research and scholarly contributions to our profession. We are actively recruiting new faculty this year in the areas of energy and biomechanics, as well as a professor of engineering practice to focus on our students’ educational experience and learning. I would also like to acknowledge and thank our outstanding alumni, who have been our staunchest supporters and have graciously given so much over the years. All of our students and faculty are continuing to benefit from your generosity. Thanks to this support, we have initiated the upgrade of both educational and research infrastructure, including renovations of the L.A. Comp Wind Tunnel and AME CAD Lab. I hope you will consider our school’s current need for additional scholarships and funds for facility enhancements and join AME’s list of donors. With your help, we will continue to offer the best educational experience to our students in the years ahead.

Give to AME M. Cengiz Altan

2016

In This Issue Letter From the Director....….…………1 2015 in Review……………………........…...…2 New Faculty…………………………...............3 Faculty Research…………...……….…..4-5 Remembering Bert……….......…..……....6 TECAID………………………...............………...7 Student Spotlight..............................8-9 Outstanding Students.........................9 Faculty Updates................................…10 Student Team Update and Recent Graduates….............................11 Giving Opportunities………………........12

Recent Graduate? Don’t forget to inform AME after you land a new job. Keeping track of recent graduates’ employment status is a vital part of our accreditation process. Email any job-related updates to AME director M. Cengiz Altan at altan@ou.edu or AME communications coordinator Danielle Geier at dgeier@ ou.edu.

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2016 AME Newsletter  

The annual newsletter serving the students, alumni and friends of the University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

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