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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, june 23, 2016

Summer engineering fellows see progress from research to application

Fernon Clark, NORDAM manufacturing engineering manager, leads participants in OSU-Tulsa’s Research Experience for Undergraduates on a tour of the company’s interiors and structures division last Friday.
Fernon Clark, NORDAM manufacturing engineering manager, right, leads participants in OSU-Tulsa’s Research Experience for Undergraduates on a tour of the company’s interiors and structures division last Friday.

As tour group members examined a long black strip of carbon fiber, Fernon Clark, NORDAM manufacturing engineering manager, explained that his company is one of four in the world licensed to use the proprietary material.

“Be careful not to touch the edges. You can get splinters,” he said.

On Friday, 11 college students from universities throughout the U.S. were guided through one of NORDAM’s facilities where engineers design aerospace interiors and structures for companies such as Boeing, Gulfstream and United Airlines. The college students are the inaugural cohort of the OSU-Tulsa Research Experience for Undergraduates, a materials science and engineering program designed to provide an understanding of how research moves from an idea in the laboratory to commercialization. Read more and watch a video from the visit.

OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center offers help in wake of Orlando tragedy

The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center is providing counseling to those in the Tulsa area LGBT community impacted by the recent shooting at an Orlando nightclub.

“The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center is getting phone calls from people who are frightened,” said Dr. Al Carlozzi, director of the counseling center and OSU professor of applied health and educational psychology. “They asked for additional availability for crisis calls or walk-ins. We will be available as long as needed.”

Florida resident Omar Mateen opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others.

During the 2015-16 school year, OSU-Tulsa counseling interns have logged about 300 hours with 30 individuals referred by the Equality Center. Since the shooting, the Equality Center has seen a spike in the number of people who need someone to talk to, he said. The interns meet with clients either at the Equality Center or at the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center. Read more.

Tuesday is election for next Tulsa mayor, state representatives

Vote during Tuesday’s statewide primary election to help choose the next Tulsa mayor, city councilors, state representatives and others. The general election is set for Nov. 8. Early voting for the primary starts today.

The Tulsa mayor’s position, three city council district seats and city auditor post are up for election, including districts 3, 4 and 6. The Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 seat, held by Karen Keith, also will be on the ballot. In addition, voters will select among Tulsa County candidates for court clerk, county clerk and sheriff.

All 101 seats in the state House of Representatives and 25 of the seats in the state Senate are up for election. Oklahoma voters also will elect one member to the U.S. Senate and all five representatives to the U.S. House. For more information on voting hours and poll locations, visit the Tulsa County Election Board website.

OSU Cowboys baseball a game away from championship series

OSU Cowboys baseball will play a rematch tomorrow against Arizona to determine whether the team advances to the best-of-three championship series next week.

It is the first time since 1999 that the OSU Cowboys baseball team has participated in the College World Series. OSU beat Arizona on Monday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

OSU’s game tomorrow will be broadcast at 2 p.m. on ESPN2, Cox Cable Channel 26. The College World Series berth marks the 20th in OSU baseball history, which ranks as the sixth most on the NCAA's all-time list. For event or travel information, visit OKStateFanTravel.com.

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