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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.

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 faculty serve community through national STEM grant

OSU faculty serve community through national STEM grant

Faculty members in the OSU College of Education, Health and Aviation and College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded an Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sheri Vasinda, associate professor of literacy education; Dr. Stephanie Hathcock, assistant professor of science education; and Dr. Rebecca Brienen, professor of art history, will receive $264,107 for their project, “One Community, Once Challenge: Pop-Up STEAM Studios.”

Eleven College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology students selected as OSU Seniors of Significance

Eleven College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology students selected as OSU Seniors of Significance

Eleven College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2019-2020 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.

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.

Caroline Reed appointed director of Fire Service Training at OSU

Caroline Reed appointed director of Fire Service Training at OSU

Fire Service Training (FST) and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University are pleased to announce Caroline Reed as the new director of FST.

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.

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 educational technology faculty and students recognized at international conference

OSU educational technology faculty and students recognized at international conference

Faculty and students in the Oklahoma State University educational technology program were recognized with four awards at the 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) international conference held last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the top organization for the field of educational technology, AECT includes educators, instructional designers and professionals who provide leadership and advise policy makers in order to sustain a continuous effort to enrich teaching and learning.

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.

Oklahoma Higher Ed Hall of Fame honoring Jaco

Oklahoma Higher Ed Hall of Fame honoring Jaco

Coming from a rural town in West Virginia and a family of miners and railroaders, William “Bus” Jaco never thought he would make it to college, much less have a doctorate degree, a theorem named in his honor and be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Hall of Fame. Jaco will receive the latter recognition Nov. 4.

CEAT faculty member investigating ways to mitigate fall risks in pregnant women

CEAT faculty member investigating ways to mitigate fall risks in pregnant women

Dr. Aurelie Azoug, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, is using 3D modelling technology, along with other experimental methods, to investigate ways to mitigate fall risks in pregnant women.

OSU's Design-Build Team wins first place at the Regional Competition for the second year in a row

OSU's Design-Build Team wins first place at the Regional Competition for the second year in a row

Students in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s Design-Build team won the regional first place, for the second year in a row, competing against schools in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. As regional first place winners, the team, “The Pruitt Group”, is now among the top ten teams in the United States. National judges will select the top three to present at the annual Design-Build Institute of America conference in November. The Pruitt Group coordinated, assembled and designed a mock statement of qualification for a performing arts center they created. Each member of the team had a specific role in the process to ensure its completion.

OSU's College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology announces Hall of Fame inductees

OSU's College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology announces Hall of Fame inductees

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University has announced the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees. CEAT Hall of Fame nominees must be a distinguished engineer, architect or technologist who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession or OSU and has served their community, state and nation with distinction. They should represent some of the most distinguished alumni and industry leaders associated with CEAT. The following candidates meet and exceed all criteria for the hall of fame recognition. A reception will be held in their honor on November 9, 2019.

Reviving the science fair

Reviving the science fair

Move to OSU gives new life to the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair

CEAT senior, Angela Peter, goes to London and comes home with the beginnings of a startup

CEAT senior, Angela Peter, goes to London and comes home with the beginnings of a startup

Angela Peter, a chemical engineering senior in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, recently returned from London with the beginning structure for a startup company.

OSU researchers team up with Continental Resources on $19.9M grant to study improved petroleum recovery from the Caney Shale in southwestern Oklahoma

OSU researchers team up with Continental Resources on $19.9M grant to study improved petroleum recovery from the Caney Shale in southwestern Oklahoma

A group led by Oklahoma State University (OSU) researchers and consisting of academic and industry partners have received a $19.9 million grant, to conduct research on the Caney Shale, a potential petroleum resource in south western Oklahoma. The award includes money from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and cost share from Continental Resources, the principal industry partner in the study.

New CAS dean sees opportunities in classes, research and more

New CAS dean sees opportunities in classes, research and more

Glen Krutz, the new dean of Oklahoma State University's College of Arts and Sciences, enjoys both teaching and research. He was drawn to the opportunity to get “closer to the action” going on in classrooms and research facilities that comes with the position.

College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences honored 25 of its most successful alumni Sept. 27 during the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development. Ardoth Hassler and Dr. George Thompson were both inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brent Butcher and Maddy Cunningham were named Rising Stars. There were also 21 Distinguished Alumni recipients.

Oklahoma State University Mortar Board awards four CEAT students as Top Freshmen Men and Women

Oklahoma State University Mortar Board awards four CEAT students as Top Freshmen Men and Women

Each year members of the Oklahoma State University Mortar Board Honor Society select the top 20 freshmen men and top 20 freshmen women of OSU. This year, nine of those students are representing the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT), where these nine students will be invited to be a CEAT scholar.

A group of Tulsa researchers receives $1.9M award

A group of Tulsa researchers receives $1.9M award

A team of three Tulsa based researchers have been awarded a three year, $1.9 million contract, with $1.5 million coming from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The award was given based on their efforts on developing environmentally sustainable process for recovering oil and natural gas from unconventional shale resources.

A dolphin project...in Oklahoma!

A dolphin project...in Oklahoma!

Given Oklahoma’s notoriously unpredictable weather, it might be no surprise that the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University is working with climate experts to improve forecasting. But it might be a surprise to learn that the institute and other researchers in OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and its College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are playing a role in research on dolphins.

Vigilant Aerospace demonstrates FlightHorizon 2 in autonomous 18 mile flight with OSU

Vigilant Aerospace demonstrates FlightHorizon 2 in autonomous 18 mile flight with OSU

On October 8, 2019, Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Vigilant Aerospace Systems (Vigilant) conducted a demonstration flight utilizing OSU’s 13-mile beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) corridor east of Stillwater, Oklahoma.