Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201


Laura Dinsmoor

Laura Dinsmoor

  Special Instructor

  Office: 518 EC
  (248) 370-4591
  Fax: (248) 370-4625


Laura Dinsmoor received her B.S. degree in Engineering, and M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Oakland University. After spending almost 20 years in the industrial controller and robotics industry, Laura returned to Oakland University in 2000 to teach in the department of Computer Science and Engineering.


CSE/CIT 120, Introduction to Computers and Programming with Excel

An introduction to computers and programming. It introduces algorithms for applications that contain integrated development environments (IDEs) such as Microsoft Excel's IDE for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Algorithmic topics include repetitive and decision structures, functions, subroutines, and ActiveX controls. Programming topics include application automation and presenting information programmatically.

CSE 130, Introduction to Computer Programming

Introduction to digital computers and algorithmic programming. Topics include: data storage and manipulation control structures, functions and sub-programming. Introduction to object-oriented programming.

CIT 131, Introduction to Computer Programming

Algorithmic programming using a high level, event-driven, language such as VB.NET. Topics include data storage and manipulation, graphical user interfaces, control structures, functions and sub procedures.

Industrial Experience

Fanuc Robotics North America, Rochester Hills, Michigan

Senior Project Manager 1997 - 2000
Manager, Information Systems 1990 - 1997
Manager, Documentation and Training 1987 - 1990
Product Planner, KAREL Vision Systems 1985 - 1987
Software Engineer, Research and Development 1984 – 1985

General Electric Industrial Electronics Development Laboratory, Charlottesville, Virginia

Software R&D Engineer 1981 – 1984

Organizations and Service

K-12 Outreach, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Oakland University
Undergraduate Advising, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oakland University
Co-Chair, TEDxOaklandUniveristy, 2014, 2015,
Association for Computing Machinery, Faculty Advisor of student chapter at Oakland University
Makers of Oakland University, Faculty Advisor
National Center for Women and Information Technology, Academic Alliance Member
Society of Women Engineers, member
FIRST Robotics volunteer
Girl Scouts, member and former leader