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McNair Scholars celebrate successful Summer Research Institute

McNair Scholars celebrate successful Summer Research Institute

After a 10-week course at the inaugural McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute, a group of McNair scholars at Oklahoma State University has reason to celebrate.

Ph.D. student researching moment when droughts kill trees

Ph.D. student researching moment when droughts kill trees

William Hammond, a Ph.D. candidate in Oklahoma State University's Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution has spent the past few years researching the moment when trees stop living and start dying under extreme drought. He is conducting the study under the advisement of Dr. Henry Adams, a professor in the department. They conducted a study where they imposed a drought upon loblolly pine trees in a greenhouse and observed them through different levels of drought-stress. The team realized the trees starts dying long before foliage turns brown. In a lot of cases, they were still green or yellow.

Engineering graduate students receive entrepreneurship awards

Engineering graduate students receive entrepreneurship awards

Two OSU-Tulsa engineering graduate students recently received awards from the Oklahoma Catalyst Researchers program to help fund startups focused on using technology to improve water. Two of the program’s three winners were OSU-Tulsa students.

Veterinary students participate in Summer Research Program

Veterinary students participate in Summer Research Program

Sixteen veterinary students participated in Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Summer Research Training Program. Designed to identify talented and highly motivated veterinary students interested in exploring a career in veterinary research, the program provides them with an outstanding biomedical research experience.

Oklahoma State University scores big with 2019 OCAST grant funding

Oklahoma State University scores big with 2019 OCAST grant funding

Oklahoma State University received more than $1.3 million from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Out of the 29 successful applicants for funding this year, 16 were OSU researchers, or companies owned by OSU alumni, working in health, applied research support and plant science.

Oklahoma State professor publishes new edition of book

Oklahoma State professor publishes new edition of book

Dr. Afshin Ghajar published the sixth edition of his heat transfer book, “Heat and Mass Transfer – Fundamentals & Applications,” in April this year.

Kathy Essmiller named 2019-2020 OER Research Fellow

Kathy Essmiller named 2019-2020 OER Research Fellow

The Open Education Group has named Kathy Essmiller a 2019-2020 Open Educational Resource (OER) Research Fellow. Essmiller is one of 24 scholars selected this year, and is the second OSU researcher to participate in the program.

OSU team moving on to Phase II of EPA's P3 program

OSU team moving on to Phase II of EPA's P3 program

The list of environmental issues facing the world’s population is seemingly never-ending. However, Oklahoma State University, as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program, is developing a system that will improve the quality of life for all people, economic prosperity and protection of the planet.

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

1 is 2 Many, a White House initiative in response to the increased attention around sexual violence on college campuses, is one of Seraiah Coe’s philanthropic passions. She is deeply passionate about educating young adults on the definition of healthy relationships and believes this is an "important part of the recovery" from a personal experience. She presented her plan to her hometown high school principal in McKinney, Texas, and got approved to present the information to health class in the coming fall semester.

Crop load thinning is topic of upcoming pecan field day

Crop load thinning is topic of upcoming pecan field day

Pecan producers will learn more about the advantages of crop load thinning at an upcoming field day.

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Despite being referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill by most of the public, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 dedicated a larger percentage of funding to nutritional assistance rather than farms themselves. Rodney Holcomb, agribusiness economist for Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, and Aaron Ates, recent Ph.D. graduate from OSU, examined the spending habits of households currently being supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the Food Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Space Cowboys are taking Oklahoma State University to new heights

The Space Cowboys are taking Oklahoma State University to new heights

Frank Sinatra once sang, “Fly me to the moon/Let me play among the stars.” While very few have made these words a reality, a small group of Oklahoma State students might just get the opportunity to traipse through the galaxy ¬– or at least their experimental equipment might.

OSU-Tulsa professor named chair of ASME Mid Continent Section

OSU-Tulsa professor named chair of ASME Mid Continent Section

Khaled A. Sallam, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, has been named chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Mid Continent Section.

The Hindu American Foundation awards Subhash Kak

The Hindu American Foundation awards Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak, regents professor and emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Oklahoma State University, was awarded The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Award for the advancement of Dharmic Arts & Sciences for 2019 on June 24, 2019 on the Capital Hill of the Congress in Washington DC. The award is presented to individuals for their continuous work to educate Americans at large about Hindu traditions through the promotion of Dharmic arts and sciences.

Oklahoma State’s Luke Wilson receives prestigious National Science Foundation honor

Oklahoma State’s Luke Wilson receives prestigious National Science Foundation honor

Wilson was awarded a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, one of the premier honors awarded to a student researcher.

Graham sees science and art in dentistry

Graham sees science and art in dentistry

Caroline Graham decided she wanted to be a researcher as a young girl. She was inspired by a National Geographic article about the study of microbes in the ice of Antarctica. The recent Oklahoma State University graduate is headed to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Dentistry. She completed an Honors College degree in May with a double major in microbiology/cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry, along with minors in chemistry and accounting. Among the many awards she earned were College of Arts and Sciences Top 10 Seniors and recognition among the OSU Alumni Association’s 15 Outstanding Seniors.

Chemical Engineering professors represented OSU at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia

Chemical Engineering professors represented OSU at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia

Professor and interim department head Heather Gappa-Fahlenkamp and associate professor Joshua Ramsey, both of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology represented Oklahoma State University at the 2019 BIO International Convention.

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

How can we remove unconscious biases from hiring practices and ensure a more diverse workforce? According to Oklahoma State University researcher Kimberly Houser, the answer is to address the source of the problem – human decision-making. Her soon-to-be published research shows that using machine decision-making through artificial intelligence (AI) can remove unconscious bias and “noise” from the hiring and promotion process and begin making the workplace reflect a diverse society.

When the rain stops, gardeners will need to water landscapes

When the rain stops, gardeners will need to water landscapes

Moisture is important to plant health and proper watering of the landscape is essential. Gardeners can follow these tips to help ensure they are watering properly and efficiently.

OSU’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center to benefit all of Oklahoma, and beyond

OSU’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center to benefit all of Oklahoma, and beyond

The new center will be a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to conducting animal studies primarily related to climate variability, production efficiency and sustainability in the areas of animal and human health; animal genetics, growth, nutrition and reproduction; and general animal well-being.

Fry worked hard to enjoy all of the OSU experience

Fry worked hard to enjoy all of the OSU experience

It was natural for Emily Fry to become a scholar at Oklahoma State University, where her parents are both leaders. Her mother, Pamela, is OSU-Tulsa's president. Her father, Don, is director of technology for the College of Education, Health and Aviation. Fry recently completed her biological science/pre-health degree, earning significant honors for her accomplishments, including recognition as one of the OSU Alumni Association’s 15 Outstanding Seniors and as a College of Arts and Sciences Top 10 Senior.

WFC awards $17,000 to 23 students

WFC awards $17,000 to 23 students

The Oklahoma State University Women’s Faculty Council recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with its annual research awards and the inaugural OSU Faculty Poster Symposium. At the student research award ceremony, $17,000 was awarded to 23 students. Colleges and divisions throughout OSU sponsored the funding. Out of 75 applications, the 23 awardees were made up of 11 doctoral candidates, eight master’s degree students and four undergraduates.

Bruck earns Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

Bruck earns Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Course Hero have named an Oklahoma State University professor as one of eight emerging leaders in their field who are on a trajectory to help students grow into thought leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Jason Bruck, an animal behaviorist specializing in marine mammal communication and cognition, is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology.

Oklahoma State University's Aerospace Propulsion and Power Program dominates the Air Force Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program challenge

Oklahoma State University's Aerospace Propulsion and Power Program dominates the Air Force Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program challenge

The Aerospace Propulsion and Power Program in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at OSU scored the highest turbojet thrust-to-weight improvement at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) sponsored Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program (APOP) challenge held in Dayton, OH at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on May 15 – 18th.