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Dr. Nicole Colston, assistant research professor in the College of Education, Health and Aviation, recently received a $1,119,204 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project, “Spotty Rain Campaign: Enhancing the Capacity for Rural Libraries to Engage the Public in Drought Monitoring.”
Oklahoma State University scientists have joined a celebration among a worldwide cadre of scientists who are part of the latest discovery involving the celebrity Higgs boson subatomic particle. The August announcement of the discovery, a decade in the making, was made at the ATLAS experiment’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland near Geneva, where OSU physicists, students and post-graduates work on its research teams.
Dwayne Elmore has been named the recipient of the 2018 Southern Region Excellence in Extension award.
Spears professor Robert Baron has been recognized as a leader in entrepreneurship research.
Researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences are collaborating with teams at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Tulsa Zoo to study blood coagulation in Asian elephants to provide insight into the detection of bleeding disorders, which may help guide treatment of EEHV and other serious diseases afflicting elephants in human care and the wild.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.1 million to a major biomedical research center at Oklahoma State University to continue the work of more than 60 scientists from three research institutions in the state. OSU’s Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (OCRID) received the grant to fund a second, five-year phase of the center’s research mission begun in 2013 when it was founded.
Two Oklahoma State University students have been awarded the 2018 Otto S. Cox Graduate Fellowship for Genetics Research. The competitive fellowship supports OSU graduate students who have shown proven records of genetic inquiry from any discipline or interdisciplinary program.
The OSU Spears School of Business was one of the top schools in the nation for 2017 in aggregate publication rankings in the eight top-tier journals by management faculty in U.S. business schools.
As part of the OSU-Tulsa Research Experience for Undergraduates in materials science and entrepreneurship, Lynsey Baxter spent last summer with a graduate student researching materials to shield astronauts from galactic cosmic radiation.
As the Kim and Chuck Watson Endowed Chair, Dr. Shelbie Witte, professor of English education and adolescent literacy, is maximizing opportunities and leaving her mark on literacy education. Witte is one of 18 faculty members who hold an endowed position within the College of Education, Health and Aviation thanks to the support of generous donors. In the era of tightening budgets, these positions have become more valuable than ever in allowing faculty to enhance their teaching, research and special projects.
OSU-Tulsa student Patrick Grayshaw has been drawn to the idea of community engagement since high school and now he wants to make a career of it. “My social studies class is where I learned about community engagement. I never left it really,” he said. “It’s almost like it’s just my default.”
Dr. Dawn Underwood has been named the new OSU Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance. Most recently, Underwood served as the Assistant Vice President for Research at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Prior to that, she served as the Associate Dean for Sponsored Programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University. Her work in research administration spans nearly two decades overseeing sponsored programs, grants and compliance programs.
Oklahoma State University plans to fund more than $1.5 million per year in research over a multi-year period as part of a new research initiative to stimulate partnerships that can solve important problems faced by Oklahoma and the nation. The Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research program will begin with an idea competition to identify themes.
The OSU Library was recently awarded nearly $25,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a research model and project management toolkit to help libraries enhance research data management. Using customer journey mapping and design thinking, the project team will consult 27 OSU faculty across STEM fields and the social sciences to document their goals, processes and habits.
It’s not every day you see a new tick! Dr. Susan Little’s research group at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently identified a nymphal longhorned tick or bush tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis. The tick came from a dog in Arkansas through a national tick surveillance project being conducted by Little’s team. The OSU lab confirmed the morphologic identification by sequencing and reported the finding to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Nathaniel Jenkins, assistant professor in health and human performance has been named the Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The award recognizes noteworthy contributions to the field of applied exercise or sport science by a researcher who has been in the field for seven years or less.
Oklahoma State University alumna Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Canada in Aboriginal Studies. She will conduct research at Vancouver Island University, BC, as part of a project designed to explore indigenous cultural resilience student supports in higher education pathways.
New $6 million Greenhouse Learning Center to be built on OSU campus.
Clock management isn't just for sports. It is important for cattle producers working their herds to get up early and get to work before the daytime temperatures reach elevated levels.
Seven OSU undergraduate student members of the Space Cowboys team are at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston to conduct experiments to test concepts for future space flight.
Oklahoma State University is taking a holistic approach on this new industry, evaluating agronomics, logistics, processing and economic feasibility. DASNR plans to spend the next six months gathering information, which may be used to develop Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service programming for the commercial growth of hemp
The Oklahoma State University Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded grants of up to $20,000 to eight research teams that pair a seasoned researcher with a newer faculty counterpart on a specific project.
Oklahoma State University has named 14 students as 2018-19 Niblack Research Scholars, each receiving $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct research guided by faculty sponsors and graduate student mentors.