AME Taking Entries for Outstanding Student Awards

Attention AME Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: It’s time to recognize some of AME’s top students!

Every year AME gives six Outstanding Student Awards, honoring one AE and one ME student from the sophomore class, the junior class and the senior class.  Recipients will be selected based on scholastic achievement and additional activities.

All award recipients will be invited to a luncheon in April with AME’s Board of Advisors where they will be honored for their achievements and given a cash award.  The recipients of the  Outstanding Senior Awards will also be recognized during the Campus Award Ceremony on March 30, 2012.

The application is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012, to Sarah Warren in Felgar Hall 219.


  • One-page essay about yourself
  • One-page resume (include your current mailing address AND your parents’ address, as you will both be notified by mail if you receive an award).
  • Copy of your latest unofficial transcript
  • Completed talent release form

If you have any additional questions, contact Sarah Warren or Suzi Skinner.

Good luck!


Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Information & Sign-Up Day

Don’t forget, the deadline to sign up for the FE Exam is this Wednesday! 

AME reimburses the $50 exam fee* for all AE and ME students who pass the FE Exam, so if you are interested in someday obtaining your PE license, we encourage you to take the FE exam while you are still a student!
*The AME reimburses the $50 exam fee, but not the $50 application fee.

Check out the information below:

Staff members of the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors will answer questions & assist you in filling out your application forms for the April 14 FE Examination.

When: Wed., January 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where:  Carson, 1st floor lobby

What to bring:
•    $50 check or money order made out to Ok State Board of PE & LS
•    Typewritten Completed application from the website (
mail your application to our office at:
State Board of PE & LS, 201 NE 27th St., Room 120, Oklahoma City, OK  73105

Who Qualifies:
•    Students with 90 hours towards their engineering or related science degree

General Exam Info:
•    Cut-off date for receiving applications – Feb. 1
•    Exam Date –  Saturday, April 14, OU Campus

For more information, email


Here’s to You, Dr. Bert

Dr. Bert
Dr. Bert and many other former and current faculty members and friends joined in the festivities of Dr. Bert’s induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
Seated – (L-R) Billy Crynes, CoE professor emeritus and Maurice Rasmussen and AME professor emeritus
Standing – (L-R) John Fagan, ECE professor and former recipient; Ken Barnes, AME alumnus and Board of Advisor member; Tom Love, AME professor emeritus and former AME director; Davis Egle, AME professor emeritus and former AME director; Charles W. Bert III, AME professor emeritus and recipient; John Francis, professor emeritus and Board of Advisor member; Faramarz Gordaninejad – a former student of Dr. Bert who is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Congratulations to AME emeritus faculty Charles Bert who was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society.

Bert taught at AME for 41 years and directed its School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering for a combined 11 years.  He retired from OU in 2004.

Charles B. Bert is known internationally for his contributions to the field of mechanics with a special emphasis in the analysis, design and manufacture of composite materials.  He is the recipient of the highest recognition for research at the University of Oklahoma –  the George Lynn Cross Research Professorship.

His contributions to the profession have been recognized by his being elected to the grade of Fellow of seven major professional organizations:  American Academy of Mechanics, American Society for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Experimental Mechanics, the American Society of Composites and the Society of Engineering Science.

Bert has published one monograph, 13 book chapters and 205 full-length, refereed articles in archival journals.  He has graduated 26  doctoral students and 40 students with masters degrees.  He has developed several new courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, and served with distinction as the director of the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

If you have any well wishes for Dr. Bert, please post them as a comment and we will pass them along to him.


Dr. Bert. Picture taken in 2001.