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Thursday, April 16, 2015

OSU-Tulsa Phi Beta Lambda chapter, students sweep state competition

Imran Khan, left, Viet Tran, Stephanie Huaman, Truby Mackey, Margarita Raygoza, Yamila Pons, Cat Rockholt, Jordan Mazariegos, Hannah Sutton and advisor Scott King participated in the 2015 State Leadership Conference last week. Raven Tiem, not pictured, also attended.
Imran Khan, left, Viet Tran, Stephanie Huaman, Truby Mackey, Margarita Raygoza, Yamila Pons, Cat Rockholt, Jordan Mazariegos, Hannah Sutton and advisor Scott King participated in the 2015 State Leadership Conference last week. Raven Tiem, not pictured, also attended.

OSU-Tulsa’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter received gold ribbon status at the 2015 State Leadership Conference competition for Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda and nine members qualified to compete in the National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June.

More than 180 members of FBLA–PBL from high schools and colleges across the state competed in 81 performance and objective events on April 9-11 at Tulsa Community College’s Metro campus. Individuals, teams and chapters compete in a wide range of events that span from business activities to leadership development.

Cat Rockholt, who was elected 2015-16 state president, placed first for Future Business Executive and Organizational Behavior and Leadership. She also was named among Oklahoma’s Who’s Who. Stephanie Huaman was elected 2015-16 state reporter and placed third in the job interview event and second in management concepts. She was recognized among Oklahoma Who’s Who and as national representative for Who’s Who.

Other OSU-Tulsa chapter members who placed in an event include Viet Tran, first place in computer concepts and second place in informational management; Imran Khan, second place in human resource management; Jordan Mazariegos, third place in financial analysis and decision-making; Raven Tiem, first place in impromptu speaking; Truby Mackey, third place in financial concepts; Yamila Pons, second place in business law; Margarita Raygoza, third place in international business and Hannah Sutton, third place in cyber security and public speaking.

In addition to individual achievements, the entire OSU-Tulsa chapter was recognized for earning the Go Green, Make a Difference, Publications and Gold Chapter Status awards. The chapter also was selected to represent Oklahoma in the Gold Seal chapter category during the national conference. This will be the second consecutive year that the chapter will represent OSU-Tulsa on the national level.

OSU-Tulsa’s 3-D printers available for course projects

Richard Claunch, CEAT lab manager, shows a plastic butterfly that was made by one of OSU-Tulsa’s 3-D printers.
Richard Claunch, CEAT lab manager, shows a plastic butterfly that was made by one of OSU-Tulsa’s 3-D printers.

Two new 3-D printers are available at OSU-Tulsa for students or faculty to use for projects or class assignments.

Since December, several engineering students have utilized the machines to print brackets or fixtures for mechanical or electrical engineering projects, such as autonomous robotic vehicles. The printers can save students or faculty time and money invested in ordering expensive parts online and waiting for items to arrive.

The machines can print out a hard plastic object up to 10 inches wide, 8 inches long and 8 inches deep. Within 10 minutes, a thin cord of thermoplastic can be transformed into a half-inch thick object. Two additional printers are expected to arrive next week. They will be capable of printing objects up to 10 inches wide, 8 inches long and 23 inches deep.

For information about using the 3-D printers, contact College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Lab Manager Richard Claunch by email or call 918-594-8483.

Strength of oxide glass through history to be explored at MSE seminar

Kurkjian
Kurkjian

Charles Kurkjian, Sc.D., widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in glass mechanics, will discuss the history of the strength of oxide glasses at the Materials Science and Engineering Seminar at 2 p.m. on April 30 in Helmerich Research Center 153.

He has studied various aspects of inorganic glasses and was involved in the development of glass lightguide fibers used in fiber optics technology. His current focus is on the mechanical properties of oxide glasses.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a former Distinguished Member at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has been a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at Princeton, Rutgers and the University of Southern Maine and received the Morey Award of Glass Division of the American Ceramic Society and Rutgers University Distinguished Engineers Award.

The seminar, presented by the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering, is free and open to the public.

Testing Center offers convenience, opportunities for OSU-Tulsa students

Kim McCrackin, coordinator of OSU-Tulsa’s Learning Services Center, checks the Tuesday testing schedule.
Kim McCrackin, coordinator of OSU-Tulsa’s Learning Services Center, checks the Tuesday testing schedule.

While juggling a full-time job and a large class load, Jeff Hughes has found the OSU-Tulsa Testing Center an asset for his busy life.

“You can schedule tests on your own time so it is really convenient,” he said. “The staff is very friendly and helpful. And they are exceptionally knowledgeable so they can resolve problems quickly.”

The OSU-Tulsa Testing Center offers a secure, monitored environment for students to take a variety of exams, including graduate school entrance tests, online course exams and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams for college credit. The center also administers make-up and placement tests.

Tests are administered by appointment. Fees apply on most tests depending on the requested assessment. For more information about hours and fees, visit the OSU-Tulsa website. To make an appointment for an exam, contact the Testing Center by email or call 918-594-8232.

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