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Message from President Hargis
OSU community, As you probably know, the President has released his federal budget priorities. While it is far from a finished budget, it proposes drastic cuts to many areas of research vital to Oklahoma State University’s mission. Such cuts would severely impact OSU’s research in science and innovation. Federal funding is roughly half of our extramural research support, accordingly, we are taking the White House proposals seriously. If this budget were enacted, we estimate that OSU could experience a 25 percent drop in overall federal funding. We also understand that there is discussion of sharply reducing compensation for indirect costs, which would have serious budget implications for OSU.  Action on the federal budget now moves to Congress. There, we hope that a budget framework will be adopted that maintains existing support for science and innovation. OSU Vice President for Research Kenneth Sewell is monitoring developments and is in close contact with our representatives in Washington, D.C. We are confident that the Oklahoma delegation members see the value in scientific research and in Oklahoma’s research universities, and are optimistic that they will legislate accordingly. As the Congressional budget process unfolds, I have asked Provost Gary Sandefur and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Joe Weaver to work closely with Kenneth as he monitors the situation, and to determine how OSU can best respond. They will keep the campus community informed of any OSU-specific impacts and our response. I wholeheartedly agree with MIT President Rafael Reif, who stated in a recent letter to his faculty, “America's strength in science and engineering is central to America's strength, period. It's how we keep the nation safe, drive innovation, build infrastructure, power and connect our modern society, restore the environment, create new industries, feed our people, heal the sick – and understand the universe.” OSU’s ability to contribute to our nation’s strength by fulfilling our land-grant mission depends upon fully integrating research with instruction and outreach. Support of science and innovation is imperative. 

Thanks for your contributions to OSU’s scholarly work. I encourage each member of the OSU community to do what you can to help us voice our concerns and promote our research mission.  Burns Hargis President, Oklahoma State University
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:02:08 -0500
OSU Theatre to present annual musical
Tickets are now on sale for OSU Department of Theatre’s fourth and final Main Stage production of the academic year, James Valcq and Fred Alley’s “The Spitfire Grill.” The musical runs April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Vivia Locke Theatre in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. “The Spitfire Grill” tells the heartwarming story of redemption and fresh starts in the heart of America. After being released from prison, Percy Talbott runs from her troubled past and chooses the small, picturesque, but dying town of Gilead, Wisconsin to start over. The local sheriff and her parole officer, Joe Sutter, serves as her guide and finds her a job at Hannah Ferguson’s Spitfire Grill. Percy discovers that Hannah is about to give up on the only remaining restaurant in the struggling town and put it up for sale. Motivated by her past and attempting to secure a new future for everybody, Percy persuades Hannah to auction off the restaurant. As the raffle entries arrive by the wheelbarrow, changes start happening, deep secrets get unearthed and lives are forever changed. But can Percy escape her past and find redemption in Gilead? Find out for yourself at the show! “The Spitfire Grill” began as a motion picture in 1996 starring Ellen Burstyn as Hannah and Marcia Gay Harden in the supporting role of Shelby. Valcq and Alley created the musical version in 2001, and it had a successful run Off-Broadway in New York City’s Duke Theatre. Audiences and critics found the production’s themes and authentic music quite comforting, especially during the trauma surrounding the events of 9/11. The musical’s been successfully produced at regional and college theatres since its initial run, and this production will be Stillwater’s premier. “The Spitfire Grill” is directed by B. Peter Westerhoff, professor of performance. Westerhoff has directed and choreographed more than 80 productions during his time at Oklahoma State University. “Stillwater audiences are going to love the story and especially the music,” Westerhoff said. “Valcq and Alley bring genuine American music – bluegrass and country – into the distinctly American art of musical theatre. They’ve accomplished something quite unique and quite moving.” Freshman Emily Frerich plays the fiery, spirited Percy. She was last seen on stage in the November production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” as one of the main characters, Gwendolen Fairfax. Frerich is particularly drawn to the music and the stories of all the characters in the musical. “I love Percy’s strength and resilience after her very difficult upbringing to find redemption and a place where she truly belongs,” Frerich said. Frerich is joined onstage by Chris Allen, Ellie Collier, Cody Finger, Charissa Lee, Peyton Meacham and Trent Taber. Longtime favorite of the OSU and Town and Gown stages, Lee plays the hardened Hannah with a very deep secret. “Hannah suffers a disappointment in life that many can relate to,” Lee said.  “But instead of working to resolve her dilemma, she closes up. This production does a wonderful job of communicating how people can start over and move on.” On the production team are junior stage manager Lucas Hart, scenic and lighting designer Heidi Hoffer and costume designer Jeremy Bernardoni. The cast and crew are joined by community and university musicians to help bring the music and story to life. Guest artist and Edmond resident Megan Barth serves as music director for the production, and in that role acts as accompanist, vocal coach, and orchestra director. She’ll also be playing keyboards for all performances. Megan has provided music direction for more than 15 musical theatre and opera productions in the region. Barth currently works at Oklahoma City University as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach. Music faculty member Mark Perry makes his OSU Theatre stage debut playing guitar while music students Thomas Neely on violin and Samantha Kerns on cello offer their talents. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at or by visiting the Theatre Office in 121 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. General admission tickets are $12, and senior (65+) and student tickets are $10. Group discounts are offered for groups of ten or more patrons. You can visit the theatre website or call the department at (405) 744-6094 for more information. PHOTO: CUTLINE: Emily Frerich, Trent Taber and Charissa Lee pose as their characters in “The Spitfire Grill”
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:12:27 -0500
OSU team advances to national finals in Chem-E Car competition
A team of chemical engineering students from Oklahoma State University will advance to the national finals of the Chem-E Car competition after placing at a regional contest held recently in Tulsa. Two teams from OSU, Team Absolute Zero and Team Orange Juice, took on counterparts from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas in the competition, which focuses on the design, construction and performance of cars the students power with a chemical energy source. Each car must safely carry a specified load a given distance and stop. Team Absolute Zero placed third in the car component of the contest when its car, powered by baking soda and a strong version of vinegar, traveled 21.1 meters of a targeted 22 meter distance. “We are delighted to have our student group participate and qualify for the national contest,” says Sundar Madihally, associate chemical engineering professor, who traveled with the teams to oversee the competition. “We want to thank our sponsor, Chevron Phillips Chemical, which has supported this program for a long time.” The national Chem-E Car competition is set for October in Minneapolis during the annual Student Conference of the American Institute for Chemical Engineering (AlChE). The chemical engineering teams from OSU that competed in the regional contest and their individual members include: Team Absolute Zero or ABS(0) Musaad Al-Jafari – Saudi Arabia – Luke Bower – Claremor – oshua Sallee – Broken Arrow – Adam Summers – Ponca City Team Orange Juice Josh Baker – Choctaw – John Hayes – Broken Arrow - Holly Palmer – Cashion – Nathan Shellady – Sapulpa – Sara Wilson – Owasso PHOTO:
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:26:20 -0500
OSU Student loses 90 pounds working out at the Colvin
The added responsibilities that come with college life can cause enough stress to take a toll on your health, but as Kyle Mcareavy can tell you, the help of a workout friend in a welcoming atmosphere can make all the difference. Mcareavy, a 22-year-old sports media multimedia journalism major, came to OSU from Kirkland, Washington with another friend from high school. Over the course of his freshman and sophomore years, Mcareavy gained about 40 pounds due to stress. The weight he gained not only affected his physical health but hurt his self-confidence. He avoided going out in public and rarely attended class. “Before I started working out, I was pretty much just ashamed to leave my house and didn’t want people looking at me and that made me a pretty bad student,” Mcareavy said. “I wasn’t confident in anything, and honestly, just kind of hated myself.” Mcareavy first got involved with the Department of Wellness at Oklahoma State University by participating in intramural sports with his friend, Max Gross. The two signed up for a random intramural flag football team and met a group of friends to play intramural sports. Although playing intramural sports helped Mcareavy with his social life, it didn’t drastically change his overall health. One of his friends and intramural teammates, Matt McGann, asked Kyle to accompany him to the Colvin Center gym at OSU. Because of his insecurities, Mcareavy almost always declined such invitations but in October 2015, he was ready to make a change. Kyle made it a goal to lose 50 pounds before spring break.  “I told him the first month is going to be the hardest. You’re establishing new habits and doing things your body has never done before. When you lift weights, confidence is key,” McGann said. Every day they would do some form of weight lifting, chest and triceps one day, back and biceps the next, and shoulders and legs after that. They would do this rotation six times a week. After each workout, they would dedicate 5-10 minutes to their core and finish with cardio. “Watching him put in that work every day was inspiring,” McGann said. “When we started, he would struggle to push the bar up, but the longer we did it, the more weight we could do. The best was watching him progressively lift more than he ever could before.” In addition to working out and lifting weight regularly, McGann also encouraged Mcareavy to drink plenty of water and change his diet to include more healthy food choices. After months of dieting and working out regularly, Mcareavy was able to lose 52 pounds by March 2016. He met his spring break goal and after he came back to school, he made a new goal to lose 100 pounds within the year. “When people first start working out—and it was the same for me—there’s a lot of fear that you’re going to be judged or people are going to watch you as you fail at something they can do… but I’ve never felt that way at the Colvin,” Mcareavy said. “People were always very encouraging.” Mcareavy had the support of his college friends and family through this whole process. People in his hometown were amazed when they learned of his dedication to losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.   “When we go back home over breaks, the biggest thing that feeds his confidence is to see the looks on our friend’s faces... it’s crazy,” Gross said. “I think it feeds his confidence so much more and that confidence is carried throughout in so many other areas.” As of this year, Mcareavy has lost 90 pounds and plans to continue working out regularly in the future to maintain his weight loss. In addition to improving his physical health, Mcareavy also improved his mental health and self-confidence. “With the help of my friend, Matt McGann, and the encouragement from my friends and family I lost about 90 pounds and now, I don’t hate myself and I go to class more,” Mcareavy said. “I can’t say that would have happened without the Colvin or if I was at a different school. The Colvin, honestly, played a huge role in saving my life.” By: Cassidy Williams PHOTOS:
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:34:52 -0500
OSU lecturer recognized as distinguished faculty
Dr. Jennifer Glenn, industrial engineering and management lecturer, recently received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Order of Omega, a leadership honor society, and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Oklahoma State University.  “This award is very meaningful to me since my job as a lecturer focuses on teaching,” says Glenn. “I love mentoring college students, teaching them concepts and encouraging them in their studies, and I am thankful that the students deem this valuable and chose to honor me with this award.” Glenn is an OSU alumna who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering and management. Her areas of interest include applied statistics and process improvement, economic analysis, service systems and processing and engineering education and mentoring. “The award for Jennifer is outstanding and well-deserved,” says Randy Seitsinger, associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. “I really appreciate the effort she devotes to teaching and her commitment to students.” In 2012, Glenn received the CEAT Diversity Faculty of the Year award, and in 2015 she received the Excellent Young Teacher award for CEAT by the Halliburton Foundation. She currently serves as an advisor to the Society of Women Engineers. About Order of Omega The purpose of Order of Omega is to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership, to encourage them to continue along this line and to inspire others to strive for similar attainment.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:04:39 -0500
OSU student Nick Nelsen awarded Goldwater Scholarship
Oklahoma State University student Nicholas H. Nelsen has been selected as a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors in the nation for students seeking careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Nelsen, from Stillwater, is an OSU Honors College junior in a triple degree program, which includes honors bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and mathematics, and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He is the 20th student from OSU to be awarded this highly-competitive national scholarship. Nelsen has an extensive history of undergraduate research at OSU, including projects focusing on the fluid dynamics of blood flow in the heart and the mathematics of lung-like fractals. His mentors include Dr. Arvind Santhanakrishnan and Dr. Henry Segerman. Nelsen has shared his research at the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting in Portland, Ore., and the Gulf Coast Research Symposium at Rice University in Houston. He has won awards presenting at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, the 2017 Oklahoma/Arkansas Mathematical Association of America section meeting in Norman, and the EPSCoR Oklahoma Research Day at the State Capitol. “A multitude of strong programs and excellent faculty here at OSU have allowed me to thrive as I explore my diverse set of research interests in both engineering and mathematics,” Nelsen said. “I am honored and humbled to represent OSU as the newest Goldwater Scholar.” Nelsen’s career goal is to earn a doctorate in mechanical engineering or applied mathematics and pursue a research and development career at a national laboratory or major research institution within the field of theoretical and numerical fluid mechanics. He is a National Merit Scholar and the recipient of the Niblack Research Scholar award, Wentz Research Grant, and Kerr Research Fellowship. While on campus, Nelsen has been active in Pi Mu Epsilon, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Pi Tau Sigma, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. OSU students Alicia Aguilar, a junior from Edmond, and William “Colby” Starr, a junior from Tulsa, were awarded honorable mentions in the national Goldwater Scholarship competition. Aguilar is double majoring in chemical engineering and biochemistry. She plans to earn a medical doctorate and a doctorate of philosophy, and study specific signal pathways linked to autoimmune disease. Starr, who is double majoring in microbiology and molecular genetics, as well as biochemistry and molecular biology, is also minoring in religious studies. He plans to earn a doctorate and study antibiotic resistance mechanisms to further understand and eradicate bacterial infections. A total of 240 Goldwater Scholars were selected this year, based on academic merit and the potential for a research career, from a field of 1,286 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students nominated by campus representatives from among 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships cover tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, by providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the nation, find cures for catastrophic diseases, and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. By Jim Mitchell
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:55:23 -0500
OSU student team receives more than $90,000 at Rice Business Plan Competition
Rice Competition Oklahoma State University student startup team MITO Material Solutions has once again proved itself by placing second at the prestigious Rice Business Plan Competition, an annual collegiate pitch competition hosted by Rice University. MITO is composed of MBA student Haley Kurtz, chief executive officer, and mechanical engineering technology student Kevin Keith, chief operating officer, and are coached by assistant professor of Entrepreneurship Richard Gajan in the Spears School of Business. MITO’s product is an adhesive epoxy additive which allow manufacturers to double the durability or significantly decreases the weight of composite materials utilized in the aerospace, recreation and automotive industries. MITO received $50,000 in investment prizing for placing second, provided by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and sponsored by Finger Interest and the Anderson Family Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Keith placed fifth in the Mercury Fund Elevator Pitch Competition and received $500 in cash. Kurtz received a total of $40,000 in investment prizing for winning the Courageous Women Entrepreneur award, provided by nCourage Entrepreneurs Investment Group. “The Rice Business Plan Competition is the richest and largest business plan competition in the nation,” Kurtz said. “It was an honor to compete with more than 40 teams from five continents and place second in the competition. We were kind of the underdog in this competition, as the Rice Business Plan Competition hosts a lot of more technology-focused startup teams, but we had the upper hand of being able to clearly present an executable plan on how to take our product to market. “We have learned so much throughout this competition, and we are grateful for the support from our advisor, Richard Gajan, and the OSU entrepreneurial ecosystem.” Previously, MITO placed second in the Baylor Business New Venture Competition in February and took home $35,000 in investment prizing. The team also placed first in the 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, hosted by i2E in Oklahoma City, in the High Growth Graduate Division and was awarded $20,000. MITO Material Solutions is a part of accelerateOSU, the institute for new venture creation in the School of Entrepreneurship at OSU’s Spears School of Business. The program provides entrepreneurial startups a platform that allows exploration of business ideas and resources. Gajan is the director of the program. “accelerateOSU has replaced the Student Startup Central that we used to have and has moved to a location in downtown Stillwater,” Gajan said. “It will serve as a platform for startups in all stages of development and offers resources and guidance. The institute will also be open to the community as well as OSU students, as we hope to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in the city of Stillwater.” To learn more about MITO Material Solutions, visit To learn more about accelerateOSU, visit For more information about the Rice Business Plan Competition, visit By: Ariel West PHOTO: CUTLINE: From left, Richard Gajan, Haley Kurtz, Kevin Keith and Range Vaidyanathan at the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:02:37 -0500
Poetry as the building blocks of engineering
Quite the juxtaposition of words, yet exactly those used as inspiration by James Manimala, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Manimala discovered a correlation between the two subjects while analyzing the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth. The fourth line of its second stanza reads “A host, of golden daffodils”. In reflection on that particular phrase, Manimala focused on the long “o” repeated throughout the line and how the subtleness of the sounds impacted the overall effect of the piece. Poets and writers refer to this literary device used as a building block of verse as “assonance.” In that moment, he realized the same principle could be applied to his research in mechanical metamaterials. Just as the soft sound of the long “o” created a desired rhythm, he could make repeated alterations within existing materials to achieve the desired effect he sought. Manimala’s research focuses on introducing internal features into materials to get a desired transformation across structures. In practical terms, if a host material can be altered through “clever little dynamics” to change the material, then existing materials can be transformed to realize unprecedented dynamic characteristics. He compares the process to crafting a recipe that has a complicated list of exotic ingredients, but he gets to determine how much of which ingredients to use and in what way to control the flavor of the dish. When applied to metamaterials, this is a groundbreaking approach based on integrating mechanical assonance and inertance. Such metamaterials can steer, focus, disperse or even reject mechanical disturbances and also act as “tuned mass participants”, which have a relatively small static mass but a dynamic mass presence a few orders of magnitude greater. The uniqueness of Manimala’s research is one of the characteristics that sets it apart. The foundations of his theory were published recently in the Journal of Applied Physics and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The publications led to his receiving the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, which provides $498,000 over two years with the possibility of a $500,000 follow-on director’s fellowship. DARPA historically funds high-risk, high-payout projects that have the potential to alter the footprint of modern technology. Due to the nature of DARPA, Manimala’s research will focus on defense applications, including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The basic technology of MEMS has existed since the 1980s and has since been utilized for atomic clocks, inertial sensors for missiles and even for micro-robots in biomedical applications.  Manimala will use his mechanical assonance principle to explore mechanical encryption for crucial military devices. In other words, he will encode the device in a way that can only be decoded through his specific type of signal processed through mechanical assonance. This development, if successful, will transform the way MEMS are used for defense purposes. Through this project, OSU will partner with such universities as Stanford and Purdue. Manimala’s experiments require highly specialized types of materials and miniaturized manufacturing that are only available at those academic institutions or at national labs such as Sandia. Manimala’s project will also build relationships with a variety of Department of Defense agencies through site visits and communicating with warfighters and defense technologists. He also anticipates working with a handful of national laboratories and defense suppliers due to the specific nature of his research. Over the course of the two-year project, Manimala and his team will perform experiments on a microscopic level. They will utilize the Solid and Structural Dynamics Lab (SSDL) on OSU’s campus to analyze the effects of vibrations on metamaterials up to the microscale — about the width of a human hair. By the end of the project, Manimala expects to have a device prototype for DARPA to review. Manimala’s groundbreaking theory also has practical application outside of defense purposes. He says the principle is scalable and can be applied to macroscale areas such as space and nuclear infrastructure as well as the medical field. In space, Manimala says mechanical assonance can be applied during launch situations where the event is typically forceful and violent. “When launching a device into space, you need to isolate sensitive payloads from adverse vibrations,” he says. “These payloads have to survive the launch. Assonance-based vibration isolators provide a means to sequester or redirect undesirable mechanical disturbances to protect such valuable assets during their journey into space.” The same idea is used when considering the applications for nuclear infrastructure. For example, the earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 caused serious concern for the nuclear power plant located on the island. Through the utilization of mechanical assonance, the materials used to build a nuclear power plant could be altered to manipulate and reject the energy of the waves caused by a natural disaster, rendering the structure more secure. Manimala also recognizes the potential for energy harvesting through his principle. He uses the medical field as an example, specifically ongoing research on pacemakers. These devices are implanted in the body through an invasive surgical procedure. The battery life currently only lasts six to 10 years, meaning someone struggling with a severe health issue must go back under the knife. Mechanical assonance may provide a solution by creating a harvester that can cope better with fluctuations in the heart’s vibrations. In other words, the human heart is constantly beating and producing kinetic energy but there is variability depending on the heart rate. Manimala’s application of assonant metamaterials within the pacemaker could provide the passive-adaptive stability needed to harvest energy from the person’s beating heart to power the device indefinitely. This technology could drastically change the quality of life for millions of people who live with the device. Manimala’s theories and his future discoveries promise to bring forth results that will alter the footprint of structural materials. His work at OSU could affect society on a global scale and significantly alter the military, space and energy industries. Five simple words with three long o’s could be the key to a new era of metamaterials engineering.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:12:49 -0500
Three Minute winners meet head-to-head in 2017 3MC competition
The Oklahoma State University Graduate College will host its second President’s Fellows’ Grand Three Minute Challenge (3MC) competition April 13 in the Student Union Theater at 3:30 p.m. The 3MC competition celebrates the success of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Three Minute Presentation (3MP) in a head-to-head competition of winners from the OSU 2016 3MP and the 2017 3MT®. The 3MC is sponsored by the OSU President’s Fellows, a society made up of passionate and loyal OSU alumni and supporters of university priorities through the leadership of President Burns Hargis. The first 3MT® competition at OSU was held in 2013. Two years later, OSU launched its 3MP competition, the first in the country. The 3MT® competition is reserved for thesis master’s and Ph.D. students, while the 3MP is for non-thesis students, education specialists and graduate certificate students. As with the 3MT® and 3MP, students in the Three Minute Challenge must present their thesis or dissertation research for the 3MT® winners or disciplinary non-thesis topic for the 3MP winners and its significance in less than three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide, to a general audience. Students are judged on their communication style, comprehension of material and audience engagement.  Deepak Kumar, a master’s student in Food Science, was awarded first place for his presentation on increasing protein in the diet of people from developing countries using microbes to reduce malnutrition in the 3MT® finals last month. Kumar is currently gearing up to compete in the Grand Challenge. "It’s a great feeling to move to the next level in the competition, and I look forward to competing with non-thesis folks,” he said. “Now that I have my script ready, I try to repeat it at least 20 times a day while walking or driving my car to work. My confidence increases every time I practice my speech." The 3MT® and 3MP finalists and People’s Choice winners who will compete in the 3MC with Kumar are: Natalie Miller, a non-thesis master’s student in communication sciences and disorders Grant Lapke, a non-thesis master’s student in international agriculture Tanner Roark, a non-thesis master’s student in international agriculture Siddharth Suresh, a non-thesis master’s student in telecommunications management Varsha Akkaloori, a non-thesis master’s student in business analytics Deepak Kumar, a thesis master’s student in food science Jennifer Rudd, a doctoral student in veterinary biomedical sciences Joyce Nabissaalu, a doctoral student in design, housing and merchandising Eranda Ekanayake, a thesis master’s student in mathematical and aerospace engineering Christina Sharkey, a doctoral student in psychology For more information, visit
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:21:36 -0500
CEAT’s Center for Local Government Technology offers training courses
The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s Center for Local Government Technology (CLGT) has several training courses available beginning Monday, April 10.  Upcoming classes include: April 10: Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility (DPFA), Kiamichi Technology Center, McAlester, OK April 12: Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility (DPFA), Eastern Okla. Co. Tech Center, Choctaw, OK April 15: Traffic Incident Management Basics, Cherokee Nation EMS Center April 17: Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility (DPFA), Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton, OK April 19: Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility (DPFA), Autry Technology Center, Enid, OK April 19: Unit V – Personal Property Appraisal, Home2 Suites, Tulsa, OK April 27: Pilot Escort Training, CLGT Building, Stillwater, OK NOTE: Certain classes are offered in multiple locations on different dates. The courses are targeted for people in leadership positions in government entities. These include city and county government employees, as well as tribal government employees, elected officials and those in management positions. In addition, engineers and architectural designers can also benefit from the classes. “We offered some courses last year, and they were really well received,” says Doug Wright, director of CLGT. “There was such a big demand that former class attendees and the civil rights division at ODOT requested that we do these four new classes.” To see a full list of classes and to enroll, visit About CLGT The Center for Local Government Technology is a public service outreach program of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. CLGT is committed to providing the highest quality educational programs, training, technical assistance and customized services to various customer groups who specialize in serving the public, such as county officers and employees, municipal officers and employees, state agencies and professional associations.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:38:03 -0500