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Engineering Alumni Take the Prize for Senior Project Training Tool

Three ORU engineering department alumni recently received the Award for Outstanding Engineering Achievement - Student Category from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers for their work on a Sucker Rod Pump Simulator. The simulator was designed to be used as a training tool for field engineers and operators around the world to simulate the process involved in pumping oil from a reservoir to the surface of the earth. The students, who graduated May 2008, worked on the simulator for their senior project. The senior project members included Rosa Rivas, James Wanjiku, and Nuhu Way with Chairman and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. John Matsson as their advisor.