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OSU partnership gives visitors new engineering experience

Wed, February 22, 2017

Three visiting student interns from South Korea enjoyed new hands-on engineering experiences, thanks to their school’s partnership with the Division of Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University. 

Hochul Noh, Jinho Jung and Jaein Lee, junior students in the department of mechanical engineering at Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), recently participated in a five-week program that allowed them to take advantage of the state-of-the-art labs at OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT).

The students designed an electro-pneumatic system controlled by an embedded program named Arduino for the final phase of their internship.

“One of the benefits of the projects is that we learned new things,” says Noh. “It was our first time to control a pneumatic system, and we had to learn how to regulate things like the air pressure.”

The Division of Engineering Technology is focused on sustaining its partnerships with international institutions. Other programs, such as electrical and computer engineering, and fire protection and safety engineering technology, also foster relationships with universities in China and Vietnam.

“We hope to strengthen the relationship between the CEAT and KIT,” says Tim Huff, international students and scholars manager. “It’s a good opportunity for our academic units to become closely involved.”