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Jay Yowell, an assistant professor in the School of Architecture, was awarded a 2020 Humanities, Arts and Design grant from the Office of the Vice President of Research in February. The HAD grants are awarded to tenured or tenure-track faculty in the areas of humanities-, arts- and design-based disciplines. These researchers are awarded one-year grants of up to $10,000.
Linda Watson, an Oklahoma State University professor in the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, is one of five female scientists who have produced a comprehensive analysis of genomic-scale data to understand the historical biogeography of the Asteraceae, also known as the sunflower or daisy family. Watson, president of the Botanical Society of America, collaborated with researchers from the University of Memphis and the Smithsonian Institution to publish “A fully resolved backbone phylogeny reveals numerous dispersals and explosive diversifications throughout the history of Asteraceae” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Those interested in learning more about the pecan industry can enroll now in the 2020 Pecan Management Course.
For Dr. Sabiha Parveen, it wasn’t so much a question of what she’d study, but rather how she’d go about it. So after graduating from the University of Calcutta in her home country of India and working for a year in audiology and speech-language pathology, she headed to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for postgraduate work. Although Parveen had initially wanted to focus her studies on aphasia and stroke, her mentor presented another option: Parkinson’s disease.
Rachel Maranville of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is doing more than earning her DVM degree at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Maranville recently completed a research project under the guidance of associate professor of zoological medicine Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo, and her hard work is about to pay off. Just a third year veterinary student, Maranville will be listed as the first author when the research is published in JAVMA, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma State University has honored seven faculty members with the 2019 Regents Distinguished Research Award. The award recognizes research excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute has a new research lab.
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.”
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.
“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.