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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Engineering Design Challenge engages students in science, math

Engineering Design Challenge 2012Hundreds of Tulsa-area elementary, middle and high school students will test their boat building skills at OSU-Tulsa's Engineering Design Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Main Hall Commons.

As part of National Engineering Week, the challenge sees teams of students design, build and race a self-propelled, motorized watercraft. The challenge provides an opportunity for students to learn the basic principles of engineering design, problem-solving and teamwork.

OSU-Tulsa faculty, staff and student volunteers will assist with boat construction, testing and race timing.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 9:15 a.m. Students will design and construct boats until 12:45 p.m. Races end at 1:15 p.m., with results and closing remarks at 1:30 p.m.

The Engineering Design Challenge is sponsored by Spirit Aerosystems of Tulsa.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day promotes student, faculty efforts

Research Day 2012Student and faculty researchers at OSU in Tulsa will participate in Research Day on Friday, Feb. 22 as part of OSU's Research Week.

Research Day provides an opportunity for OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS students and faculty members to showcase their research interests with colleagues and collaborators.

This year, nine presenters will give oral research presentations and 38 poster presentations will be on display in Founders Hall. Plaques will be given to first, second and third places in medical student, graduate, engineering and education poster and oral presentations.

Research Day will begin with lunch and opening remarks from Dr. Leigh Goodson, vice president of research and institutional advancement, at 11:30 a.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. Posters will be on display throughout the day, while oral presentations are scheduled from 2:15-5 p.m. in D-007.

African-American Student Association hosts Black History Month events

Black History Month DisplayOSU-Tulsa's African-American Student Association will host a number of events on campus in honor of Black History Month.

A "Celebrate Black History Month" exhibit is on display in the North Hall Lobby through the February. The poster highlights the contributions of African-Americans to government, science and medicine.

A Taste of Soul is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. in North Hall Lobby. Students, faculty and staff can sample various soul food cuisines including fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet yams, collard greens, corn bread and peach cobbler. Monetary donations will be accepted and used for future AASA events.

The AASA will close Black History Month on March 1 with a Unity Mixer from 6-8 p.m. in the Tulsa Room. Students are invited to mingle with fellow classmates, play games and enjoy music and refreshments.