Tag Archives: Science

  1. OU’s School of Health Sciences to offer new Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree

    This fall, Oakland University’s School of Health Science will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science undergraduate degree program.

    The new program will help prepare students for careers in exercise and fitness, health and wellness, and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as for application to graduate programs in the healthcare fields, such as physical therapy, exercise science, movement science or kinesiology.

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  2. Oakland University’s ISE Department featured in new PLM book

    The efforts of Oakland University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) Department to integrate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concepts, techniques and tools into its curriculum are highlighted in Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies — the latest book by Dr. John Stark, an internationally recognized expert on PLM.

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  3. Oakland University to host 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

    From June 7-10, Oakland University will host the 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).

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  4. OU alum Jacob Corll earns recognition in scientific journal

    Jacob Corll, an Oakland University alum whose research led to the discovery of a master gene that regulates the expression of other genes involved in the development of corn kernels, was recently recognized as the co-first author of a manuscript published in The Plant Cell, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society of Plant Biologists.

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  5. Oakland University conference will examine how autism and the law intersect

    Oakland University’s Department of Human Development and Child Studies, in collaboration with the Oakland University Center for Autism*, will present “Guilt by Innocence: Understanding Autism in the World of the Criminal Justice System” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Golf and Learning Center Building at 464 Golf View Lane in Rochester. Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Oakland University research team’s work earns recognition in leading scientific journal

    Dr. Wei Zhang and a team of researchers from the Department of Physics at Oakland University (OU), along with collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL) and Fudan University (Shanghai), have discovered a new “control knob” for tuning material’s properties that paves the way for more energy-efficient electronic devices like hard disk drives. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. OU’s Environmental Health and Safety degree program ranked among top in nation

    Oakland University’s Environmental Health and Safety online degree program has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best Value Occupational Safety and Health degree programs in the nation for 2019 by Value Colleges (VC), an online ranking system that compares the most affordable colleges with the best return on investment. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. A ‘Big Idea’ – OU professors get NSF grant for collaborative project to develop Arctic soil emissions sensor

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a two-year, $294,536 award to two Oakland University chemistry faculty, Professor Xiangqun Zeng and Assistant Professor Ziming Yang for the development of a low-cost, low-power multimodal sensor that will help researchers address the challenges of measuring carbon dioxide and methane emissions across the Arctic soil over time, as well as their environmental and economic impacts on planet Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. OU Soundings Series returns Oct. 10, faculty to share tips on public engagement

    Oakland University faculty who have successfully taken their research out into the world and engaged the community will share how they did it during OU’s popular Soundings Series, which returns on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Oakland University professor awarded NSF grants for research

    A collaborative project between Oakland University, the University of Alabama and Tuskegee University was awarded nearly $1.2 million in grant funds this month by the National Science Foundation in support of a three-year research project that will focus on preparing African American girls from rural school districts to successfully complete an AP Computer Science Principles course.

    “The rationale behind this program is that young women, especially from minority groups, are severely underrepresented in computer science,” said Martha Escobar, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Oakland University. Read the rest of this entry »

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