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Honors Engineering Research Experience

In partnership with the Gallogly College of Engineering, OU’s Honors College is pleased to announce an opportunity for Honors students to participate in laboratory research. This course, the Honors Engineering Research Experience, is open to all Honors College students from all Gallogly College of Engineering majors and offered every semester. The goal of this program is to promote research among the most talented group of undergraduate students and increase awareness of graduate degrees. Taking this course will fufill the Honors Research requirements within the Honors College. 

If you’re chosen after a competitive application process, you will be partnered with a professor with whom you will participate in active laboratory research.  What’s more, you’ll receive three hours of credit in both Engineering and Honors for successfully completing the course.

To be considered for enrollment, you must fill out an application. Following the application deadline, you will be contacted to interview with professors from the Gallogly College of Engineering. 

After allowing a few weeks for interviews, you should hear back from faculty with their decisions. You will confirm your acceptance in a lab with the Honors Liaison, Rishabh Sharda. You will fill out this form outlining the project's expectations with your professor. Following that, you’ll be given electronic permission to enroll in the course. When your enrollment window opens, you simply enroll as you would in any other class. 

Your research role will vary between professors, but generally, you’ll work as a lab member, participating in the day-to-day activities of scientific work at the University of Oklahoma. The amount of time you’ll spend is variable, but you should expect to commit approximately 9-12 hours per week distributed between reading, computer work and  in-lab hours.  Your grade will be based on an evaluation by your assigned professor, and the completion of a poster project or final report (supervising professor’s choice).

In most classes, laboratory research is reserved for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students working within their respective majors. Such a model often consists of minimal faculty-student contact and even less engagement with active research being done in the laboratory. The Honors Engineering Research Experience gets students into the lab in a way that exposes them to actual scientific work and activity. By preparing students as early as possible for a career in the sciences, this program will set them apart from their peers and provide an experience that will last a lifetime. This course is best taken as an upperclassman, when you start getting into your more in-depth major classes. 

Caroline Bantug

E-mail: rishabh.sharda@ou.edu
Phone: (713) 304-4912 
Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Contact for appointment with questions about fulfilling the honors requirement only. Please contact your Engineering Advisor in Williams Student Services Center for ALL other academic and graduation related questions.

Caroline Bantug

E-mail: rishabh.sharda@ou.edu
Phone: (713) 304-4912 
Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Contact for appointment with questions about fulfilling the honors requirement only. Please contact your Engineering Advisor in Williams Student Services Center for ALL other academic and graduation related questions.

Rishabh Sharda


Email: rishabh.sharda@ou.edu
Phone: (713) 304-4912 
Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Contact for appointment with questions about fulfilling the honors requirement only. Please contact your Engineering Advisor in Williams Student Services Center for ALL other academic and graduation related questions.