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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Budding engineers take flight at
OSU-Tulsa summer camp

Madison Maier, left, Tatiana Gilford and Cody Thompson build a model unmanned aerial vehicle as part of an engineering summer camp at OSU-Tulsa.
Madison Maier, left, Tatiana Gilford and Cody Thompson build a model unmanned aerial vehicle as part of an engineering summer camp at OSU-Tulsa.

Madison Maier, a Glenpool High School freshman, is precise with her measurements. She knows a few extra centimeters of foam board could be the difference between a soaring model drone and a pile of broken materials.

Though she’s only in her first year of high school, Maier is already considering a career in engineering. That interest brought her to OSU-Tulsa on Friday to build a model unmanned aerial vehicle, or what’s more commonly known as a drone.

The project was part of the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering’s annual summer camp for middle and high school students. OSU-Tulsa partnered with Wallace Engineering for the event, which gives students like Maier the opportunity to learn more about the different fields of engineering.

Read more about the summer engineering camp on the OSU-Tulsa website.

Campus Life to show appreciation for students with free smoothies

OSU-Tulsa will celebrate the summer semester with Student Appreciation Week on July 7-10. Campus Life will be offering free smoothies to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in any summer session course.

Students can pick up a Tropical Smoothie Café Strawberry Beach or Hawaiian Breeze in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons beginning at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Campus Life hosts Student Appreciation Week each semester to recognize the achievements of OSU-Tulsa students.

Volunteer to represent OSU-Tulsa on staff advisory council

Staff looking for an opportunity to be more involved on campus and network with OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS colleagues can join the OSU Staff Advisory Council in Tulsa.

SAC is seeking volunteers for one-year terms on the council. Members serve as a voice for OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS staff. SAC activities include scholarship fundraisers, honoring exceptional service, social events and organizing various celebrations on the OSU in Tulsa campuses.

Contact Johnathan Franklin, OSU SAC in Tulsa president, for more information or to volunteer. Meetings are hosted monthly at Baxter’s Interurban Grill on the third Friday of the month and last approximately one hour.

Bedlam Run marks fifth year in Tulsa

Bedlam Run

The Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association and the OU Club of Tulsa will host the Albert G’s BBQ 2014 Bedlam Run presented by Williams on Saturday, July 26 in downtown Tulsa. The event raises funds to support student scholarships.

Bedlam Run includes a timed 5K and 10K beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile fun run at 7:35 a.m. Timed routes begin and end on Second Street between Elgin and Frankfort avenues and run through the OSU-Tulsa campus. Awards will be presented in 13 age categories with special recognition going to the most spirited runner and best water stop.

Early registration, through July 18, is $35 for timed races and $20 for the fun run. Visit bedlamrun.com for more information and to register online. Registration and packet pickup will also be available at both Fleet Feet Sports locations in Tulsa from 4-8 p.m. on July 23-25.

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