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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

OSU-Tulsa hosts workshop on graduate degree opportunities, benefits

OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services staff Trey Alward, left, Stacey Coleman and Thomas Wallis.
OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services staff Trey Alward, left, Stacey Coleman and Thomas Wallis.

OSU-Tulsa will help you learn how get started on a master’s or doctoral degree during the Next Steps workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. in North Hall 150.

Participants will learn about the master’s, doctoral and certificate programs offered at OSU-Tulsa and what is necessary to complete an application for graduate school, including transcript requirements, application fees, timelines, letters of recommendation and goal statements.

Graduate Student Services Center staff will offer tips for entrance exam preparation and information about scholarships, grants, loans, teaching assistantships and other financial aid available to graduate students. To learn more about OSU-Tulsa graduate degrees, visit the Graduate Student Services Center website, email osutgssc@okstate.edu or call 918-594-8445.

Engineering researchers to speak on campus next week

Dr. Sanwu Wang, associate professor of physics and engineering physics at the University of Tulsa, and Jongwook Park, professor of organic chemistry at the Catholic University of Korea, will be the guest speakers in the Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series next week at OSU-Tulsa.

Wang, who will present “Biomass Conversions over Metal Catalysts: Ab Initio Quantum Mechanical Studies,” will speak at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Helmerich Research Center Room 153. His research focuses on condensed matter theory and computational materials science, covering various topics such as electronic materials, nanostructures and catalysis.

Park will present “Highly Efficient New Emitting Materials Based on Multi-Core Chromophores for Blue Fluorescence OLEDs” at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23 in the Helmerich Research Center Room 153. His research focuses on the synthesis and properties of materials used in electronics, like the organic light-emitting diode.

The Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series is hosted by the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering. All seminars are free and open to the public.

Seminar to focus on unique childhood obesity intervention approach

Harrist, left, and Topham
Harrist, left, and Topham

Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., OSU professor of human development and family science, and Dr. Glade Topham, Ph.D., OSU associate professor of human development and family science, will discuss findings from the childhood obesity intervention component of the Families and Schools for Health (FiSH) Project in Main Hall 2205 tomorrow from 12:15 -1:15 p.m.

The research seminar will explore the FiSH Project’s unique approach to reducing childhood obesity. The program targets psychosocial aspects of children’s family and school rather than just focusing on traditional nutrition interventions.

The Center for Family Resilience is hosting the seminar which will be simulcast to OSU-Stillwater. A light lunch will be provided at both locations. For more information, contact Harrist by email.

Mechanical engineering undergraduates present research at conference

OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services staff Trey Alward, left, Stacey Coleman and Thomas Wallis.
Thompson, top, and Oveido

Two OSU-Tulsa mechanical engineering students recently presented research posters at the sixth annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference in Oklahoma City. Alfredo Oviedo and Jonathan Thompson introduced conference attendees to their research in advanced materials.

Thompson presented a research poster on optical absorption spectra studies of nanodiamond particles. Oviedo discussed his research on controlling the diamond-to-non-diamond carbon ratio in nanocrystalline diamond powders. Both are students of Dr. Nirmal Govindaraju, research assistant professor in materials science and engineering.

This year’s conference, “Undergraduate Research for All – Scaling up and Scaffolding,” centered on development of inquiry-based learning activities. The annual event provides a critical opportunity for students to take ownership of their education through research and self-discovery. Read more.

Materials Science and Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is a unique program that prepares students for careers in a field experiencing unprecedented growth. The School of Materials Science and Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research and complete internships with leading Oklahoma business and industry partners. Students learn in the Helmerich Research Center, a state-of-the-art research, testing and technology development facility in downtown Tulsa. If you are interested in an advanced materials career, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here. Hear more about the program from OSU-Tulsa students.

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