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January 2018

My Take On TU: 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Students from The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences are teaming up with peers at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa to participate in the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The event, sponsored by the rocket and spacecraft development company SpaceX, challenges university teams from around the world to design and build the best transport pod. Watch the video below to learn more about the competition.

My Take On TU: Merging Academic Interests

When Ty Jones (BS ’17) of Memphis, Tennessee, was filling out college applications, he Googled the best petroleum engineering schools in the country. Search results showed The University of Tulsa was among the top three. TU’s history as a petroleum engineering leader worldwide was appealing, and he liked what he saw during his campus tour. Once at TU, Jones switched his major to mechanical engineering to learn about different types of technology and widen his view of engineering. “In mechanical engineering, you’re still able to do petroleum engineering,” he says. “It’s pretty much a win-win situation.”