New alums win OSPE awards

Monday, June 17, 2013

Detwiler and Hampton honored for work on mechanical engineering senior projects

The Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers will recognize two recent mechanical engineering graduates from The University of Tulsa for their advancements in the field of engineering.

Grant Detwiler (BS ’13) received the OSPE Outstanding Student Engineering Achievement Award for an elevated enclosure design he and his team created for the Tulsa Zoo exhibit, Life in the Trees. The tree canopy structure will house the zoo’s green tree monitors and emerald tree boas above guests, allowing visitors to view the animals in their natural habitat.

Kyle Hampton (BS ’13) has won the OSPE Student Engineer Award for his contributions to the design of a remote-controlled aircraft that competed at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2013 Aero Design competition. After building the aircraft to specific size, engine power and payload criteria, Hampton and his team performed several tests including finite element and wind tunnel analysis.

Detwiler and Hampton will be honored and present information on their projects at the OSPE Awards Banquet on June 20 in Norman, Okla.

Gail Ellis