OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium Winners!

Salma Mahzoon, one of our amazing AME graduate students, won 3rd place at the OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium on Friday, March 24, 2017! There were 210 registrations, and she was selected from among 58 abstracts, based on a review of the abstract and independent judges who met the students at their posters and asked questions.



Salma Mahzoon presenting at the 1st OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium Poster Session


The Norman graduate students presenting at the 1st OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium Poster Session!


Salma Mahzoon – 3rd place in the 1st OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium Poster Competition.
From left to right: Darrin Akins, Salma Mahzoon, Michael Detamore, Lei Ding — with Salma Mahzoon at OU Medical Center/ Nicholson Tower.


The 1st OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium Poster Competition Winners!
From left to right: Darrin Akins, Jakob Townsend, Pratik Samant, Salma Mahzoon, Michael Detamore, Lei Ding.

Testing Aerospace Structures to the Breaking Point


Scalewings’ P51 mustang wing test

Dr. Hays’ Aerospace Structures class tested their UAV Wing Structural Design and Destruction projects on March 24, 2017 in the Rawls Engineering Practice Facility.

The task description was to design the structure of an assigned UAV wing outer mold line.  These wings were placed in a table testing mount and loaded with sandbags corresponding to the lift distribution across the wing.  While this is an older method of testing, it is still very much in use today and serves as a very definitive demonstration of strength. The objective was to construct a suitable wing structure to carry the defined load while keeping the overall structure as light as possible.

OK NSF EPSCoR Summer 2017 Award

AME student, Robert Anderson, was awarded the Oklahoma National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Summer 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. According to the EPSCoR website, “Award recipients, under the guidance of faculty mentors, will perform climate variability research at the University of Oklahoma in Norman and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.”

The student researcher will be under the guidance of Dr. Andrea L’afflitto  to conduct research titled Summer Research Experience: Programming UAS for Improved Weather Forecasts.

For the full list of recipients, click here.

AME Student Featured in “We Speak Your Language” Video

OU International Admissions and Recruitment created an international recruitment video. The video features AME student Dickens Mugumya. He speaks about being from Uganda and his experience with the Aerospace Engineering program at OU. Check it out!

“Ram is a Business major from India. Lamis is an International Studies major from Egypt. Sophie is a Public Relations major from Germany. And Dickens is an Aerospace Engineering major from Uganda. What do all of these students have in common? The University of Oklahoma brought each of them from vastly different corners of the globe to our campus to contribute, learn, and make this world a better place. Watch to find out more!”