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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Students building bridges during engineering camp at OSU-Tulsa

Students build paper airplanes during the 2012 engineering camp
Rashell Attebury helps students use their engineering knowledge to build paper airplanes at last year's camp.

Budding engineers will be hoping their Popsicle stick bridges will hold up when they visit OSU-Tulsa on Friday for the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering’s annual summer camp.

During the camp, eighth- and ninth-grade students from across the Tulsa area will use their engineering knowledge to construct Popsicle bridges. The students will then compete to see which bridge will hold the most weight before collapsing.

The camp caps a week of activities at the six educational intuitions that make up the alliance – Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College, OSU-Tulsa, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and University of Tulsa.

While at OSU-Tulsa, students will tour the Helmerich Research Center and learn about the university’s engineering programs. Wallace Engineering is partnering with OSU-Tulsa for the event and will take the students on a tour of some recently completed construction projects in the Brady Arts District, including Guthrie Green.

OSU in Tulsa leadership team thanks staff for outstanding year at appreciation day

President Barnett thanks the staffOSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences President Howard Barnett and members of his leadership team expressed their thanks to the OSU in Tulsa staff for a great year in a special video tribute at Staff Appreciation Day on Friday.

"We need to honor our staff members because of all of the work they do every year to make to make OSU in Tulsa successful for our students, our faculty, for ourselves and the community of Tulsa," said Barnett. "It's a great opportunity for us to say 'thank you' and give a little back to those that give to us all year. We have many anecdotes every year about staff members who go out of their way to help students, faculty and visitors , that make OSU in Tulsa seem like a great place to people who come here."

Cathy Newsome, left, and Linda Raska were honored by OSU in Tulsa SAC.
Cathy Newsome, left, and Linda Raska were honored by OSU in Tulsa SAC.

During the celebration, Cathy Newsome, program coordinator in the School of Forensic Sciences at OSU-CHS, and Linda Raska, administrative assistant in Faculty Support Services for OSU-Tulsa, were named the 2013 OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council Award of Excellence winners. OSU in Tulsa SAC scholarship winners were also announced during the event.

Videos were also made for Patti Schmigle,  Roberta Joan Cothran Hess Staff Award winner, and  Jennifer Lawson-Newby, Max Minor Service Award recipient. The awards had been previously presented. Staff members were also honored with awards for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service to the university.

Several events set at OSU-Tulsa as part of city's Juneteenth celebration

Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-TulsaThe Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting several events at OSU-Tulsa this week as part of Tulsa's annual Juneteenth celebration.

Tonight at 6 p.m., guests can check out the work of some local artists during a reception in the B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall. Following the reception, Beverly Gamble and Mary L. Williams will present “Hair and Culture: The effects and comparisons in American Culture" in the auditorium.

An open community forum with Tulsa community journalists will start at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in North Hall 150. The celebration ends with a picnic at 7:30 p.m. at the OSU-Tulsa soccer field on Saturday.