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Science and creativity headline OSU Research Week 2015

Tue, February 10, 2015

Oklahoma State University celebrates scientific discovery and scholarly activity Feb. 16-20 during the 12th annual Research Week. Join OSU faculty and students representing the breadth of research activity at OSU for a week of events highlighting the impact and value of research under way throughout the OSU system. 

Science correspondent Ira Flatow, host of the public radio program Science Friday, will give the Research Week 2015 keynote address, “Unusual Patents: Where do Ideas Come From?” on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. Flatow will describe unusual patents and discuss some famous Americans not widely known for their patented ideas. 

Another Research Week guest is Oklahoma native and former NASA aerospace engineer Donna Shirley who will describe her pioneering career as a female engineer in a male-dominated profession during a special Science Café at OSU presentation Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Edmon Low Library.

Other events include:

  • The first OSU Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
  • The “Visible Evidence” exhibition of student art inspired by science in the basement gallery in the Student Union throughout the week.
  • The annual OSU Research Symposium featuring undergraduate and graduate students from OSU and other universities presenting their research Feb. 18-20 on the fourth floor of the Student Union.
  • “OSU Research in Africana Studies” and “Research, Culture and Community with Oklahoma’s Hispanic/Latino Population” presentations on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Murray Hall and Edmon Low Library, respectively.

Research Week features speakers, symposiums, performances and presentations that provide a comprehensive look at research and scholarly activity central to OSU’s mission. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit