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Commemorating teaching professor Amy Olson

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Media Contact: Kirsi McDowell | Senior Communications Specialist | 405-744-9347 |

Olson was a teaching professor who volunteered for many things, including Pete’s Pet Posse with her dog, June.Amy Olson — clinical instructor for the College of Education and Human Sciences’ School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences (STLES) — passed away on July 6, 2023, in her home of Stillwater after a several year battle with melanoma.

Olson served as a member of the science and mathematics education faculty from 2014 through the 2022-23 school year.

During her time at Oklahoma State University, she helped begin the OSUTeach program as a master teacher, providing opportunities for mathematics and science majors to earn a secondary teaching certificate along with a discipline degree.

Olson also wrote a series of lessons for the neutral buoyancy lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

While she supported a multitude of research efforts, Olson’s primary focus was in supporting individuals with a passion for science to make a career of teaching, and to help in-service science teachers develop best practices for driving student learning and engagement.

Her legacy will live on in the many lives she taught and touched.

Photo By: Gary Lawson

Story By: Kirsi McDowell  | ASPIRE Magazine

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