OSU engineering classes to start fall 2021 in DISCOVERY building

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 By: Molly Fleming Source: VeloCity

Oklahoma State University is planning to use the Baker Hughes Energy Innovation Center building in the Innovation District for research, engineering classes and activities connected to the OKC business community as it fills the workforce with ready-to-hire engineers.

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Dean Paul Tikalsky said OSU has been working on getting more energy, avionics and computer software engineers into Oklahoma City’s workforce to meet the ever growing demand.

Over the last few years, President Hargis and Dean Tikalsky met with leaders in Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry. The goal was to create something similar to what OSU has at the Helmrich Center (HRC) to meet the work force demands in Tulsa. At that center, OSU operates the School of Materials Science and Engineering and graduates mechanical and materials engineers, where students have paid jobs and internships with industry partners in the morning, then go to classes in the evening. At OSU Tulsa’s HRC students research and develop materials for energy, medical, aerospace and electronic technologies. Having students ready to work in these fields was a need identified by Tulsa industry leaders.

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