Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Engineering scholarship awarded to OU senior from Clarkston
Oakland University student Caleb Barr is a recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Stabile Scholarship. The award, valued at $2,000, is given to 200 members of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi for the 2012-13 academic year.
Barr, 21, is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and a resident of Clarkston, Mich. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, he is a member of Chrysler Learning and Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming (CLIC-form), an Oakland University academic center at which training, applied research and intellectual property management in the area of sheet metal forming are carried out. He participates in the Society of Women Engineers and The Honors College. He is a Chrysler Manufacturing intern, specializing in sheet metal stamping.
"Like any engineer will tell you, we started off with Legos, K'nex and tearing stuff apart," Barr said. "We are interested in how things work and need to know why. Now, I chose mechanical engineering because of its versatility, broad scope, and job-market demand. On top of that, it is intriguing to know that most of today's industry leaders have an engineering background."
The Stabile Scholarship is a competitive award presented to those who achieve high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and the promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. Recipients are members of Tau Beta Pi.
"I would like to express my gratitude to the Vincent A. Stabile Foundation for their generous gift to the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Program," Barr said. "As a recipient, I thank the foundation for financially helping me attain my degree at Oakland University."
To learn more about Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science, visit oakland.edu/secs.