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Caleb Fuller: Mechanical Engineering

The University of Tulsa works diligently with students earning a mechanical engineering degree to prepare them for competitive careers in an international marketplace. TU’s Faculty helps students investigate the advanced principles and applications of mechanical engineering for graduate school preparation, careers in academia or industry jobs. In small class settings, theory and practice are applied to laboratory and design projects. Caleb Fuller is a graduate student studying mechanical engineering.

Research Interests

My current program is in the mechanical engineering department working in Prof. Joshua Schultz’s Biological Robotics Lab. I am interested in research pertaining to controls, system dynamics and robotics.

Where are you presented?

I have made a presentation for another research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

Your TU experience

I chose TU based on Prof. Schultz’s research program in robotics. For me, what was most surprising about TU was the care the professors have in your success. I feel like in a lot of bigger schools the professors and advisors can get wrapped up in the status of their research and lose sight of the goal of producing students who are ready to make an impact on society. I thoroughly enjoy my program and professors. I enjoy my research in robotics and the summer mentoring opportunities such as JTURC and TURC. I also enjoy the fact that my advisor pushes me to look at getting my work out into the international robotics community, not just locally or nationally; it definitely helped broaden my view of academia and research.

What are your future career plans?

My future plans are to pursue my doctorate in mechanical engineering and after that look for jobs as a professor.

Lareau honored for international research

Biochemistry senior has spent two summers working with top research teams in Germany

University of Tulsa senior Caleb Lareau has been accepted into the Research Internships in Science and Engineering program sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD). The DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation and offers programs and funding to students, faculty and researchers in higher education.

Recipients for these highly competitive DAAD scholarships are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and innovative project proposals. Lareau is a biochemistry and mathematics major who has spent two summers working with top research teams in Germany. This past summer, he studied network-based genomic analysis software at Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich. Currently at TU, he is researching genomic data for people with Major Depressive Disorder in hopes of ultimately identifying novel genetic causes for the disease. Lareau is a past Goldwater Scholar, Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) participant and NOVA Fellow and has won many other scholarships and awards.

The DAAD represents the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination and establishing ties among institutions around the world.