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Oklahoma State livestock researchers awarded two $200,000 national grants

Oklahoma State livestock researchers awarded two $200,000 national grants

Beef cattle and swine are the livestock being studied, with both research efforts studying how animals process feed.

Clothing that saves lives

Clothing that saves lives

Fashion isn’t only for the runway. For workers in the oil and gas industry, clothing can be a last defense from environmental hazards, avoiding injury and saving lives.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Veronique Lacombe

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Veronique Lacombe

Veronique Lacombe, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DECEIM, has been asking the same question since she was a child growing up in the south of France, “Why?” The board certified veterinarian, whose research impacts human health, is a professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Educated at the oldest veterinary college in Europe, the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort near Paris, France, Lacombe’s innate curiosity drove her to learn and to discover new knowledge.

Cecil recognized for excellence in mentoring

Cecil recognized for excellence in mentoring

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.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase spotlights OSU company

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase spotlights OSU company

Plasma Bionics, a veterinary and medical device manufacturing company founded at Oklahoma State University, was recently highlighted at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities’ third annual University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase.

Unmanned Systems Research Institute partners with Boeing to create Native American student focused internship tied to NASA project

Unmanned Systems Research Institute partners with Boeing to create Native American student focused internship tied to NASA project

OSU’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI) and Boeing have formed a partnership that will fund a summer internship for a Native American high school student to work at USRI. USRI is led by Dr. Jamey Jacob who is a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.

History Hasn't Hurt Wheat

History Hasn't Hurt Wheat

OSU researchers tackle concerns about gluten in modern diets

Racing Toward a Cancer Cure

Racing Toward a Cancer Cure

Passion for running spurs research interest for nutritional sciences faculty member.

Protecting First Responders

Protecting First Responders

OSU researchers work to improve protective wear for firefighters.

Center for International Trade Development report examines how Brexit could affect Oklahoma trade

Center for International Trade Development report examines how Brexit could affect Oklahoma trade

Brexit will go into effect on January 1, 2021 and the implications for trade will be substantial. The United Kingdom's trade activity, both imports and exports, consistently put it in the top ten worldwide. In 2019, the U.K. was Oklahoma's eighth largest export destination and Brexit may provide opportunities to expand this relationship.

Strategic communication major named CAS Orange Gown Graduate

Strategic communication major named CAS Orange Gown Graduate

A lack of traditional graduation ceremonies this year didn’t stop the College of Arts and Sciences from selecting an outstanding student as the December 2020 Orange Gown Graduate. Hannah Ratigan from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, received the honor—and bright orange robe—in recognition of all her work while at OSU.

Oklahoma State’s TAPS program lets farmers test drive new irrigation technologies

Oklahoma State’s TAPS program lets farmers test drive new irrigation technologies

The TAPS program provides an expanded research framework where irrigation management treatments are based on producer experiences as well as those of scientists.

NIH awards $1.7M to microbiology research team headed by Dr. Matthew Cabeen

NIH awards $1.7M to microbiology research team headed by Dr. Matthew Cabeen

The start of Fall semester brought some unexpected happy news for Dr. Matthew Cabeen of OSU’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics: the National Institutes of Health accepted his grant proposal and awarded his research team $1.7 million over five years to study how a bacterium senses and responds to stress.

After escaping Oregon wildfire, former OSU professors look to the future

After escaping Oregon wildfire, former OSU professors look to the future

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in September as wildfires tore across the West Coast. Among them were Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution emeritus professor Dr. Michael Palmer and his wife, former OSU professor Dr. Suzanne McAlister.

Oklahoma State’s Kakani awarded agricultural sciences honor

Oklahoma State’s Kakani awarded agricultural sciences honor

Kakani has more than 30 years of research experience and expertise in agronomy, crop physiology, remote sensing technology and crop growth modeling.

Hardesty Family Foundation donates $2 million to OSU for creation of new research center in Tulsa

Hardesty Family Foundation donates $2 million to OSU for creation of new research center in Tulsa

With a $2 million gift, The Hardesty Family Foundation has made a commitment to fuel transformative research at the National Center for Wellness & Recovery. In recognition of the contribution, OSU is naming a recently acquired 49,000-square-foot medical complex in south Tulsa the Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience.

Board on Human Sciences honors two OSU professors with national awards

Board on Human Sciences honors two OSU professors with national awards

Two Oklahoma State University professors received national awards from the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), recognizing accomplishments in promoting human sciences.

Robotic milking comes to OSU students at Ferguson Family Dairy Center

Robotic milking comes to OSU students at Ferguson Family Dairy Center

Cutting-edge technologies and research-based educational experiences are giving students working at the center the practical, applicable skills needed to pursue a variety of career options in the dairy industry.

IMLS Grant Supports Library OER Project

IMLS Grant Supports Library OER Project

Oklahoma State University, East Central University, Redlands Community College, and the Oklahoma Council of Online Learning Excellence have partnered on a three-year project to develop a reliable methodology to assess the efficacy of open education resources on lifelong learning competencies. The project is made possible through a $428,300 National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Oklahoma producers and OSU Extension teaming up to enhance farm financial programming

Oklahoma producers and OSU Extension teaming up to enhance farm financial programming

OSU Extension economists are working to recruit farmers and ranchers and help them complete beginning balance sheets.

OSU’s COVID-19 testing lab moves to new home

OSU’s COVID-19 testing lab moves to new home

Oklahoma State University’s COVID-19 testing lab has a new, permanent home. The lab moved over Labor Day weekend to Venture 1, an OSU research facility southwest of the main campus.

11 OSU undergraduate researchers earn Niblack scholarship

11 OSU undergraduate researchers earn Niblack scholarship

Fourteen top Oklahoma State University undergraduate students have been selected as Niblack Research Scholars for the 2019-20 school year, earning $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct supervised research.

OSU wins $6.5 million from EPA to help solve algae bloom problems

OSU wins $6.5 million from EPA to help solve algae bloom problems

Harmful algal blooms are a growing problem in water across the nation, but OSU researchers may have one piece of the solution thanks to groundbreaking research and new funding.