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Student Resources

The following provide resources for all Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science students.

The student organizations listed below are affiliated with the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Most are local student chapters of national organizations. Others are local groups that share a common interest or purpose.

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)
ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM-SIGCHI)

ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for lifeā€long learning, career development, and professional networking.

Founded at the dawn of the computer age, ACM’s reach extends to every part of the globe, with more than half of its nearly 100,000 members residing outside the U.S. Its growing membership has led to Councils in Europe, India, and China, fostering networking opportunities that strengthen ties within and across countries and technical communities. Their actions enhance ACM’s ability to raise awareness of computing’s important technical, educational, and social issues around the world.
The OU Student Chapter hopes to make this a space for IT students to socialize and meet their peers. Members are undergraduate students

Association for Information Systems
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is the premier global organization for academics specializing in information systems. The AIS Mission is to advance knowledge in the use of information technology to improve organizational performance and individual quality of work life.
Computational X Club
Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)

Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)
EMBS provides an informal gathering place for meeting students with similar interests, tips and leads on the current job market, contacts for internships and lab positions, and reports back from the latest conferences and presentations questions about and experiences from OU Engineering Biology courses.

Engineers in a Sustainable World
The goal of ESW – OU organization is to combine engineering skills with an understanding of environmental issues in order to find innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Facebook page
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, read I-Triple-E) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation related to electricity. It has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, 45% outside the United States. At Oakland, we hold meetings and events for all students to join. The group is heavily comprised of Electrical and Computer Engineers, but anyone with a passion for technology can join!

Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers HKN (IEEE-HKN)
Maker's Club

Maker’s Club invites students to collaborate on such projects as robots, interactive games and kinetic sculptures. Makers’ Club began in the School of Engineering and Computer Science and has expanded to include the Department of Art and the Department of Chemistry. Students use such technologies as microcontrollers, camera vision, 3D printing and laser cutting. Students learn these skills together, as a supportive community- no experience needed to join! Maker’s Club is looking for creative, hard-working, community-minded people who want to make innovative projects. All Oakland University students are welcome. Club projects are showcased every year at Maker Faire Detroit, an international event held at the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI each July.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE Facebook page
National Society of Black Engineers ( NSBE)
We strive to increase awareness of and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based majors among minorities.

Oakland Robotics Association (ORA)

ORA Facebook page
Oakland Robotics Association (ORA)
The Oakland Robotics Association (ORA) is an engineering organization dedicated to developing intelligent and autonomous robotic systems. ORA integrates principles from all disciplines of engineering in the development of our robots, and provide valuable hands-on design and building experience to our members that cannot be learned in the classroom.

Smart Vehicle Club (SVC)

A club dedicated to the development of an Autonomous Vehicle with a focus on computer science, software engineering, hardware engineering, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. SVC develops students beyond the classroom on industry trends and innovations of smart vehicles and the areas of deep learning, path learning, V2V, V28 and more.

The Smart Vehicles Club is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to the design and implementation of the autonomous systems of the Polaris GEM. The principle of autonomous vehicles is the ability to communicate with the surrounding environment, perceive this information, and react to this information. The club stands as a supplement to the University’s course offerings. Additionally, among the practical applications being explored in industry, Smart Vehicles, in particular, portend widespread societal and economic changes. Therefore, it is extremely valuable both financially and personally for aspiring students to become familiar in the techniques and implications of this technology.

Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

SAE Facebook page
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
The Formula SAE team at Oakland University designs, builds, and tests a formula racecar annually. SAE is an internationally recognized organization. SAE at OU competes locally and also with other Universities across the globe. Gain engineering experience outside the classroom by joining SAE. All majors are welcome to join and no experience is required.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
The purpose of our organization is to increase the number of Hispanic engineering students at Oakland University. We volunteer in high schools to inspire kids to enroll in engineering degrees. We will also develop and participate in programs with industry in order to benefit students seeking technical degrees. We strive to improve the retention of engineering students and help them so they can finish their program. Lastly, we will help and improve the exchange of information pertinent for Hispanic engineers enrolled at Oakland University.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE Instagram @swe_ou
SWE Grizzorg page
SWE Discord - https://discord.gg/sMwjswCV
"Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity."

Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society

Tau Beta PI Facebook page
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi is the largest engineering honor society in existence. It is a culmination of top students from all engineering disciplines. Though the eligibility requirements make membership into the society selective, if invited, it is well worth your time to join. We are a great group and we're always looking to add new faces. Please see the rest of our page to learn what we're all about!

Women in Computing (WIC)
We are an organization aiming to promote equality in the field of computing/STEM, with a focus on encouraging women to better themselves and others. We will do this through outreach to campus and local communities, group projects that will promote new skills and knowledge, lectures, and tours of companies. We welcome anyone interested in STEM to join us and connect with people eager to grow and build a better community!

Oakland University, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016 Fall Semester -2017 Winter Semester Fundamentals of Metal Forming – ME495 course, 2 credits/ semester (total 4 credits).

Sponsored Course

Instructor: Associate Professor Sergey F. Golovashchenko, PhD.

Email: [email protected]

Days/Time of the class: Friday 2:45-5:00p.m.

Location: Dodge Hall Room 237

Office hours in EC318: Friday 2- 3:00p.m.

Course description:

The main emphasis in this course will be on sheet metal forming processes focusing on: learning sheet metal stamping operations and understanding their capabilities and limitations, learning die design, fundamentals of sheet metal formability, Argus and Aramis techniques of measuring strains, learning very basics of theory of sheet metal forming to be able to understanding the results of numerical simulation, learning basics of sheet metal stamping equipment (including servopresses). Topics include: introduction to plasticity, testing sheet metal properties, understanding of blanking, piercing, trimming, drawing, flanging, hemming, sheet and tube hydroforming, and hot forming processes. Significant amount of time will be dedicated to construction of stamping dies and discussion of presses capabilities, especially new servopresses.

Learning outcomes: students will be able to use analytical and experimental methods characterizing material behavior in metal forming processes, understand limitations of sheet metal stamping operations, understand fundamentals of stamping die design and sheet metal stamping equipment.

The course is sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Depending on the performance in the class, and additional criteria you may qualify to be reimbursed for the class and an internship.

Engineering Center Tutoring and Resource Center

Tutoring is a free service offered to all OU SECS-enrolled students. Drop-in tutoring includes both in-person and via Zoom. SECS tutoring will begin on September 18th, 2023

Monday - Friday, 10am to 7:00pm;
Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 3pm

Location: EC, 2nd floor

SECS tutors traditionally cover the following courses:
- Engineering Core Courses
- Computer Science Core Courses
- MTH 0661, MTH 0662, MTH 1441, MTH 1554, MTH 1555, APM 2555, APM 2663, MTH 2554


School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-447
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Dean's Office (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising (248) 370-2201