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Pioneering computer science alumnus battles bankruptcy and more on road to graduation

Miguel Pineda Soto graduated in July as one of the first to earn an online computer science degree from Oklahoma State University. The recent graduate credits the CS program for helping him get to where he is now﹣working full time at Goldman Sachs﹣but it was a tough journey.
The Math Sciences Building on the OSU-Stillwater campus.
Three CAS students featured at Research Day at the Capitol

Tue, May 04, 2021

Oklahoma legislators got a glimpse of the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic talent in March through three undergraduate researchers. Aaron Austin, Sierra Posey and Sam Kauffman were invited to present their work at the Research Day at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, which is sponsored by Oklahoma’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.

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A visit with Career Services leads to alum’s growing career

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Victor Letbetter ('88 computer science) visited with a company recruiter while at OSU and it turned it into a career developing simulation software for the F-16 Fighting Falcon and supported both avionic hardware labs and pure simulation and demonstration labs for the F-35 Lighting II combat aircraft.

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Cecil recognized for excellence in mentoring

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Joe Cecil recently received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Cecil was recognized for his unique approach to mentoring and encouraging minority and under-represented to pursue STEM educations and careers through Virtual Reality based Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) as part of a grassroots program called Soaring Eagle Program which he started 22 years ago.

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OSU professor wins White House recognition

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Last week, Oklahoma State University computer science professor Joe Cecil received special recognition from the White House: the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Computer Science awarded grant to help with COVID-19 response

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Oklahoma State University’s Department of Computer Science a Rapid Response Research grant of more than $100,000 to develop virtual reality-based training simulators for COVID-19 first responders. Computer science professor Dr. J. Cecil, who is leading the project, explained that the proposal was approved by NSF in a matter of weeks—a process that can typically take at least six months.

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Ardoth Hassler: boundary bridger

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Ardoth Hassler made contributions to information technology and higher education that have had far reaching impacts, leading to her induction into the College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in September. She credits OSU with providing her the tools to succeed.

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College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences honored 25 of its most successful alumni Sept. 27 during the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development. Ardoth Hassler and Dr. George Thompson were both inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brent Butcher and Maddy Cunningham were named Rising Stars. There were also 21 Distinguished Alumni recipients.

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