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My Take on TU: TU Wins Patent

University of Tulsa Associate Professor Jeremy Daily and a group of engineering and computer science students have received a patent for their work in crash recovery systems. The Forensic Link Adapter is a forensic recovery and preservation system used by highway patrol organizations, forensic engineers, insurance companies and attorneys. The device recovers forensic crash data for heavy duty tractor trailers.

My Take On TU: Getting Help Through Challenging Majors

For years prior to entering college, Atlanta native Nikita Burgess dreamed of becoming a registered nurse. She selected The University of Tulsa because she wanted a school that not only offered her a quality education in nursing but one that would recognize her potential and help her through the challenges of earning the degree. Watch her video as she tells her story of finding her specialization and how she was able to succeed at TU.

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.”

My Take on TU: Internship at Center for Space Nuclear Research

Matthew Wells is a junior from Wichita, Kan., majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. This past summer, Matthew interned at the Center for Space Nuclear Research in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Wells was one of only five undergraduates from across the world selected for the position. He spent the summer at the Idaho National Laboratory where he searched for an alternative material to a composite in the protective shell of plutonium inside what’s known as the multi-mission radio isotope thermal electric generator.