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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Employee Participation for “Branding Success” Up to 65 Percent

OSU-Tulsa’s employee participation rate is higher than before OSU’s historic $1 billion “Branding Success” initiative was launched in February. OSU-Tulsa’s employee participation is now at 65 percent, up from 52 percent last year.

These gifts will make a big impact in OSU’s efforts to raise record private funds for scholarships, research and academic pursuits. The top campaign priority for OSU-Tulsa is student scholarships.

To make a contribution, submit your payroll deduction form by June 30. All gifts are tax deductible. To learn more, contact Sabrina Darby at 918-594-8500.

Faculty Research Featured on CNN.com

Dr. Conrad Woolsey’s research on energy drinks and related risk taking and health consequences was the focus of a CNN.com story this week. 

Woolsey found that college athletes who combined alcohol and energy drinks consumed more than double the amount of alcohol as athletes who consumed alcohol only. Additionally, 92 percent of combined-users participated in what Woolsey has termed the "energy-binge," which is drinking three or more energy drinks on one occasion. Within the combined-users, athletes also reported significant increases in risk taking and consequences such as drinking and driving while using the combination.

OSU-Tulsa Faculty Member Leads Team to $26,000 in Prizes

RiataDr. Jay Hanan, assistant professor in OSU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, led a student team to a grand prize in the Riata Business Plan Competition at OSU. The team, called Metcel LLC, won $25,000 in the competition. An additional $1,000 prize was given to the team for having the best technology-based venture.

The team’s plan proposes to penetrate the honeycomb manufacturing segment of the composite manufacturing industry by producing lightweight, high-strength materials to aircraft manufacturing markets. The “What’s Your Big Idea?” competition began in December with a pool of 96 teams of OSU students.

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