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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

OSU-Tulsa student creates smartphone app for foodies

Ashley Roberts, sister of OrderOnMyWay founder Sam Haines, represented the company recently at OSU-Tulsa Vendor Days in North Hall Lobby.

An OSU-Tulsa student is making it easier for Tulsa residents to order carryout using a new smartphone app called OrderOnMyWay.

Sam Haines developed the app with his father, Hank Haines, an avid takeout connoisseur who wanted to speed up the ordering process.

“My dad gets the same food from local restaurants every week,” Sam Haines said. “He wanted to come up with a way to quickly order those dishes without having to call ahead.”

OrderOnMyWay is an app that enables customers to order food from a variety of local restaurants without having to call or wait in line. It is available for free on Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

Sam Haines, a finance major at OSU-Tulsa and director of sales and marketing at OrderOnMyWay, emphasized the new app is quick and user-friendly. Read more.

Vanguard: OSU-Tulsa researcher studies health benefits of labyrinths

OSU-Tulsa Health Education and Promotion student Megan York walks a labyrinth in the Main Hall Commons.
OSU-Tulsa Health Education and Promotion student Megan York walks a labyrinth in the Main Hall Commons.

Walking the circular path of a labyrinth is a study in relaxation for Megan York, a health education and promotion major. The quiet, dimly lit corner of OSU-Tulsa’s Main Hall Commons that houses the Sparq Meditation Labyrinth provides an opportunity for York and others on campus to engage in an increasingly popular wellness exercise.

“Evidence shows that the circular walking patterns of labyrinths help with calmness and mental focus,” says Amy Bowersock, clinical associate professor of health education and promotion. “This calming, meditative effect can have a substantial impact on stress and adds another dimension to our health and wellness efforts.”

Bowersock, whose research interests have focused mainly on physical activity, has begun a study to gather more data about the wellness benefits of labyrinths and their meditative effects. Read more from the 2016 Vanguard Magazine.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day to highlight student, faculty projects

Determining the effect of food insecurity and household chaos on child development. Seeking ways to improve the quality of research in pediatric oncology. Investigating changes in the DNA sequence length in the Martes Americana animal species since the Pleistocene Epoch. And examining the contributions of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Volunteer Service) program at Oklahoma A&M College, now known as OSU, to the war effort during World War II.

These topics represent more than 50 research projects to be presented at the 2016 OSU in Tulsa Research Day on Feb. 18-19 at OSU-CHS.

The annual two-day event reveals the numerous creative and innovative research projects undertaken by students, faculty and staff at OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa. A variety of disciplines are represented at the event, including biomedical sciences, engineering, anatomy and cell biology and more. Read more.

Smay to discuss artificial bone engineering at Science Café OSU


Jim Smay, Ph.D., associate professor of materials science and engineering, will speak at Science Café OSU at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Edmon Low Library Browsing Room in Stillwater.

The topic of the discussion is “New Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.” Smay specializes in making artificial bone materials through 3-D printing. He is internationally recognized for his research in materials science and engineering.

Science Café OSU is a monthly event that highlights interesting, relevant and current science research. The events are free and open to the public. To view the schedule, visit the Science Café OSU website.

Higher Education Day set at the state Capitol

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will host Higher Education Day at the Capitol on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to inform lawmakers about the state of higher education in Oklahoma.

Chancellor Glen D. Johnson and Chair Toney Stricklin will speak during the event about the high rate of return for the state on its investment in higher education.

A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation highlights the return on investment for Oklahoma public higher education is $4.72 for every $1 of state funding.