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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

OSU-Tulsa offers graduate degree in materials science and engineering

Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh, head  of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, works with doctoral student Jeff Modarres-Zadeh at the Helmerich Research Center.

OSU is now offering a new Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering. The program, housed at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Research Center and part of the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Materials science focuses on the structure, properties and performance of metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, composites and biomaterials. Students in the program will work with OSU’s faculty on advanced research projects in the field of materials science and engineering.

Materials engineers develop, process and test materials for use in everything from computer chips and airplane parts to body armor and golf clubs. They study how materials form and deteriorate, determine the causes of product failure and develop solutions.

For more information about the graduate program, contact Julia Kacergis, academic assistant, at 918-594-8339 or julia.kacergis@okstate.edu or visit the MSE website.

Career Fair brings employment opportunities to OSU-Tulsa students, alumni

Students and employers discuss career opportunities during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair in February.
Students and employers discuss career opportunities during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair in February.

More than 40 companies looking to hire OSU students and alumni will take part in the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3-5 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

Participants should come  prepared to meet potential employers, be professionally dressed and bring plenty of résumés. Employers will be meeting with students from all majors for full- and part-time positions and internships. Visit hireosugrads.com to view a complete list of employers and graduate schools attending the career fair.

During the Career Fair, students and alumni can also have a free digital photo taken for use on professional websites, blogs and social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Riata Center for Entrepreneurship selects two OSU-Tulsa faculty members as fellows

Vaidyanathan and Welch
 Vaidyanathan (left) and Welch

OSU-Tulsa faculty members Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathan and Dr. Ginger Welch were selected as Riata Faculty Fellows for 2013-14 by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business at OSU.

Vaidyanathan is the Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center. As a returning fellow, he will continue to work with small businesses and start-up companies to advance the technologies developed at the Helmerich Research Center into enterprises and sustainable companies.

Welch is a clinical associate professor in the Human Development and Family Science Department. Welch is leading a feasibility study for establishing a nationally accredited fine arts-based preschool affiliated with OSU.

OSU-Tulsa to provide parking for Komen Race for the Cure participants Saturday

Susan G. Komen LogoOSU-Tulsa will provide free parking for participants of the Susan G. Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure on Saturday. The event is scheduled to take place in downtown Tulsa from approximately 6 a.m. to noon.

Parking Lot E will be reserved for OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff. Those visiting campus Saturday morning are encouraged to arrive early and anticipate traffic delays.