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Library offers open textbook incentive

Library offers open textbook incentive

The University Libraries is offering Oklahoma State University faculty members the opportunity to save their students money — while making a little extra of their own.

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.

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.

Southwood Gift Grows Hands-on Skills for Students

Southwood Gift Grows Hands-on Skills for Students

Southwood Landscape and Garden Center is making a $25,000 donation toward Oklahoma State University’s new Greenhouse Learning Center. Combined with a gift of $25,000 from co-founder Joe Schulte, the $50,000 total gift will contribute to the learning center’s state-of-the-art nursery, which will be named the Southwood Landscape & Nursery Prep Area.

A dream realized:  Dr. Heather Yates receives Educator of the Year award

A dream realized: Dr. Heather Yates receives Educator of the Year award

Dr. Heather Yates always wanted to be an educator, but her road to being named the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Educator of the Year was anything but direct.

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.

SMART scholarship helps recent grad succeed

SMART scholarship helps recent grad succeed

Leo Reges graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University in May with a computer science degree and minors in math and German. The SMART scholarship he received led to a job at Tinker Air Force Base right after graduation.

Two faculty appointed co-executive directors for national science and mathematics association

Two faculty appointed co-executive directors for national science and mathematics association

Two Oklahoma State University College of Education, Health and Aviation faculty members were recently appointed co-executive directors for the School of Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). Dr. Toni Ivey, associate professor of science education, and Dr. Stephanie Hathcock, assistant professor of science education, began their five-year term on July 1, 2019.

Immersed in the Cowboy Culture

Immersed in the Cowboy Culture

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University always finds itself on the cutting edge. However, it might not be what everyone expects, this time.

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.

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Carly Bender calls “rEcess” — a monthly event for children with disabilities so their parents can have a free evening — her biggest hobby and favorite part of the month. The actuarial and financial mathematics senior recently earned a Women for OSU scholarship for her philanthropy and community service. She volunteered at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater and helped build communities of support for families with children who have special needs.

OSU researcher builds on NASA project’s success with new device

OSU researcher builds on NASA project’s success with new device

A successful 2018 project with NASA is providing the foundation for an improved radiation detector. Physicist Dr. Eric Benton and graduate students in his lab developed a tissue equivalent radiation dosimeter that flew on the International Space Station last summer.

ASEE recognizes OSU for exemplary diversity and inclusion program

ASEE recognizes OSU for exemplary diversity and inclusion program

Oklahoma State University was named one of 28 universities with an Exemplary Diversity and Inclusion program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) at the ASEE National Convention on June 15-19 in Tampa, Florida.

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.

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.

Soilless food production is topic of upcoming conference

Soilless food production is topic of upcoming conference

An upcoming workshop hosted by OSU's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will provide valuable information about soilless food production.

OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation partners with global health info provider

OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation partners with global health info provider

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) has entered into a two-year collaboration with Wolters Kluwer Health.

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.

NAE selects OSU team to represent U.S. at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit

NAE selects OSU team to represent U.S. at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) selected an OSU team among five teams and an alternative team to represent the United States in a business plan competition at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London on September 12-18, 2019. This is the first time OSU has been selected at this level.

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.

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at OSU receives high recognition for the ASABE Major Awards

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at OSU receives high recognition for the ASABE Major Awards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced the winners of their Major Awards and Oklahoma State University’s Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) department in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology will receive high recognition.

Julie Angle receives science education award

Julie Angle receives science education award

Dr. Julie Angle, associate professor in science education and Bill and Billie Dean Buckles Innovation in Teaching Endowed Professor, is the recipient of the 2019 Jack Renner Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Science Education Award from the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association. Angle received the award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science education in Oklahoma, at the organization’s annual summer conference earlier this month.