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ECE Chapel

Every Tuesday

BIT Chapel

Every other Wednesday, beginning Jan. 18

SWE Chapel

Every other Wednesday, beginning Jan. 18 *subject to change

ME Chapel

Every Thursday

Secret Cupid Gift Exchange

February 13 and 14

Mary Sue Moore Invited to Speak

Thursday, March 23

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Now, to the news...

Vex-U Fall Scrimmage

Oklahoma Christian hosted the VEX-U Mid-America Fall Scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Prince Engineering Center.  This college robotics competition featured Senior Systems Design team NULL and the OC Robotics club team VOID, along with the RoboHawks from Northeastern State Tahlequah campus, and the RoboHawks2 team from the Northeastern State Broken Arrow campus.  All of the teams overcame various problems and learned lots, and the RoboHawks women of Tahlequah came out on top!  The teams are all looking ahead to the regional qualifying event to be held in the Houston area in late February. (Featured in the image are teams NULL and RoboHawks.)


Toastmasters Receives Award

The OC Engineering departments were chosen by Toastmasters International to receive the coveted Corporate Toastmasters International Recognition Award. The award ceremony occurred on Friday, November 18th in the PEC Atrium. Officers Marina Pendleton and Aubrey Gonzales represented Toastmasters as the award recipients during the ceremony.

Toastmasters is an educational organization that empowers individuals to become effective communicators and leaders.  All Engineering students at Oklahoma Christian are required to take Toastmasters during Systems I, II, & III. On an annual basis, Toastmasters International will recognize corporations/organizations for enhancing employee engagement through continuing support of Toastmasters’ Communication and Leadership programs. From time-to-time, Toastmasters will recognize Universities for what they are doing on behalf of their students.  Some of the qualifications are that the club must have a history of longevity, have been distinguished for a minimum of two years in a row, and an understanding of the importance of what the toastmasters educational program does for its members and the organization/club. 


Advisory Board

We have been thrilled with the large response to last month’s request for Advisory Board members. However, we are still seeking Math, Computer Science, and Engineering (Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical) graduates to serve on our College’s Advisory Board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact kelly.cox@oc.edu for details. 5+ years of industry experience preferred.


Homecoming

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our alumni who attended the annual Homecoming breakfast. We had record attendance, with over 100 people. A few of our Alumni even joined Dr. Wayne Whaley as he drove his Model A in the Homecoming parade. We were blessed to have  Dr. Wayley, Dr. Bill Ryan, and graduate student Kaylee Eubank driving three floats representing the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Systems Team Donations

As part of a 3 semester capstone experience, our systems teams are working as hard as ever this year. We now have 11 teams (5 ME, 5 ECE, and 1 joint ME-ECE), including Niagara, a recent addition in the Mechanical Engineering department, working with Niagara Bottling Co. While our students have the good fortune of working with company sponsors for many of the teams, a few of our classic teams, like Baja and Aero, rely on funding solely through donation. If you are interested in donating to one of your old systems teams, or you are feeling very generous today, please visit the Systems Teams Donations page.


Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers tried their hands at creative engineering this Christmas, and were met with success. The 7 officers of SWE designed and sold custom 3D printed Christmas ornaments at the Soundings Christmas Market on November 29th. They sold over 40 ornaments, and earned over $500 in sales. Such success in sales is a victory for this budding club on campus, and they are grateful to everyone who bought ornaments this year!


American Fidelity Actuarial Interns 2016-2017

OC Mathematics proudly connects its students to actuarial internships with American Fidelity Assurance in Oklahoma City. We are very proud of our 2016-2017 interns: Sarah Cobb (Senior Mathematics major from Amarillo, TX), Kourtney Bradbeary (Senior Mathematics major from Blanchard, OK), Spencer Robinson (Senior Mathematics major from Keller, TX), and Joshua Howard (Senior Mathematics major from Edmond, OK).


Special Events

Mark you calendar! The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting Mary Sue Moore (Principal Business Architect for Asurion) from Nashville, Tennessee to speak on March 23rd at 6:00pm about her experiences as a Christian female in STEM industry, followed by a panel discussion. A number of the College’s academic clubs - IEEE, SouRCe, SWE, BIT, and Scientistas - will facilitate the event, allowing the College to open the free event to the community.