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OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

Oklahoma State University created the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis, or OCEAN, which hosts an annual conference called the Flyover State Scientists Integrating Evolution, or FOSSIL. OCEAN’s critical mass of social science researchers makes it one of fewer than five such centers in the entire U.S. where students receive training in and exposure to evolutionary approaches to cognition and behavior.

Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU’s agriculture college

Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU’s agriculture college

Oklahoma State University and alumni Kayleen and Larry Ferguson announced a $50 million gift from the Ferguson Family Foundation that will transform the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in a variety of ways, including a new name. Pending approval next week from the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents, the college will be renamed the Ferguson College of Agriculture in recognition of the gift, which is among the largest in OSU’s nearly 130-year history.

OSU's New Product Development Center's collaboration with Aircraft Towing Systems leads to protype test launch in spring

OSU's New Product Development Center's collaboration with Aircraft Towing Systems leads to protype test launch in spring

Aircraft Towing Systems World Wide LLC. recently broke ground at the Ardmore Airpark in Ardmore, Oklahoma, as part of its strategic plan to install an innovative transport-system prototype designed to convey aircraft to and from airport gates and onto runways and back without the use of a jet’s main engines.

OSU's Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian receives grant from United States Department of Agriculture

OSU's Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian receives grant from United States Department of Agriculture

Oklahoma State University’s Saleh Taghvaeian has received a $860,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to identify and test affordable, effective and innovative technologies that allow for water conservation in flood irrigation systems.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Jared Taylor

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Jared Taylor

At Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine researchers have a 60-plus year history of looking at bovine respiratory disease or what’s commonly called BRD. Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACVIM, associate professor in the department of veterinary pathobiology, continues that legacy through his research.

Researchers learn more about teenage T.rex

Researchers learn more about teenage T.rex

Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside a 5-foot long head are the stuff of legend. Now, a look within the bones of two mid-sized, immature T. rex allow scientists to learn about the tyrant king’s terrible teens as well.

Babu among 27 CAS honorees at University Awards Convocation

Babu among 27 CAS honorees at University Awards Convocation

Dr. Kaladi Babu, a Regents Professor in the Department of Physics, received the Eminent Faculty Award during the University Awards Convocation on Dec. 11 in the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Faculty receive university-wide recognition for research and teaching

Faculty receive university-wide recognition for research and teaching

Eighteen faculty, staff and administrators from the Colleges of Education, Health, and Aviation and Human Sciences received university-wide recognition at the 2019 Convocation Dec. 11. Awards highlighted interdisciplinary research, teaching and global education.

Regents Distinguished Research Award Winners Announced

Regents Distinguished Research Award Winners Announced

Oklahoma State University has honored seven faculty members with the 2019 Regents Distinguished Research Award. The award recognizes research excellence.

2019 OSU President’s Cup winners named

2019 OSU President’s Cup winners named

A project promoting scientific literacy, another studying the potential impacts of Oklahoma earthquakes and an effort to reduce energy costs at wastewater treatment plants have taken top honors in OSU’s 2019 President’s Cup that celebrates creative, interdisciplinary approaches to today’s challenges.

OSU drone project wins $1.49 million NSF grant

OSU drone project wins $1.49 million NSF grant

Is that a drone or an anemometer? A group of researchers in Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) hope that the answer is both.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Kelly Allen

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Kelly Allen

At Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine researchers often focus on gaining information to help animals. Many times, however, this work translates to human medicine, which is the case for Dr. Kelly Allen’s research. Allen is an assistant professor in the veterinary college’s veterinary pathobiology department.

Assistant professor in chemical engineering receives $1.8M NIH MIRA grant

Assistant professor in chemical engineering receives $1.8M NIH MIRA grant

Dr. Ashlee N. Ford Versypt has received a grant for $1.8 million over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund her research on Quantitative Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology for Multiscale Tissue Damage.

OSU med student gains international attention for research

OSU med student gains international attention for research

Trevor Torgerson is lead author on the published paper that utilized an episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to study public awareness on the web and social media.

Still Lighting the Way

Still Lighting the Way

Growing up on a small ranch in the rural Mexican town of Atolinga, Casandra Salinas had plenty of time to daydream about her future on the 30-minute bus ride to and from school.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute has a new research lab.

OSU app competition Phase I winners named

OSU app competition Phase I winners named

An app that could help stop sex trafficking with the use of big data has topped the Phase I of Oklahoma State University’s annual “From Research to App Competition.”

Students win awards at CAS Three Minute Thesis Finals

Students win awards at CAS Three Minute Thesis Finals

After 32 College of Arts and Sciences graduate students competed in the preliminary rounds and 13 advanced to the championship round, four impressed the judges enough to win awards during the college’s Three Minute Thesis Finals on Oct. 30. Ph.D. students Benjamin Nelson (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Erin Wood (Department of Psychology) tied for the win, with each receiving a $300 prize. Wood also earned an additional $300 as the People’s Choice Award winner. Sarah Elzay, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Integrative Biology, placed second and received $200. Meagan Bourne, a master’s student in the Department of Political Science, placed third to earn $100.

OETA premieres “Chilocco Through the Years” on Thanksgiving Day

OETA premieres “Chilocco Through the Years” on Thanksgiving Day

“Chilocco Through the Years” is a documentary based on the award-winning project from the OSU Library’s Oklahoma Oral History Research Program. It premieres on OETA on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and will rebroadcast on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 29 at 2 p.m.

Ardoth Hassler: boundary bridger

Ardoth Hassler: boundary bridger

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.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Clinton Jones

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Clinton Jones

Clinton Jones, Ph.D., is a Regents Professor and Sitlington Professor of Infectious Diseases in the veterinary pathobiology department at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on two herpes viruses – bovine herpes type 1 and herpes simplex virus 1. Bovine herpes in particular carries with it huge economic impact for the cattle industry.

CEAT celebrates grand opening of EXCELSIOR

CEAT celebrates grand opening of EXCELSIOR

Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute has a new research lab. The development center, called EXCELSIOR, on Willis Street provides a dedicated space for the research organization's projects that's better designed than its previous location in the Richmond Hills Research Complex on the north side of Stillwater.

OSU’s Zhang receives national research award from American Society of Landscape Architects

OSU’s Zhang receives national research award from American Society of Landscape Architects

Bo Zhang, assistant professor in OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, has been named the recipient of the most prestigious honor in the profession of landscape architecture.

OSU hosting its first Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday

OSU hosting its first Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday

People of all ages are invited to participate in Stillwater’s inaugural Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday on the Oklahoma State University campus.