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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, october 6, 2016

OSU researcher to discuss biomaterials, human tissue engineering


Dr. Heather Fahlenkamp, OSU graduate program director for chemical engineering and the Robert N. Maddox associate professor of chemical engineering, will speak about biomaterials and human tissue engineering at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 in Helmerich Research Center 153.

Fahlenkamp is a research investigator for the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health and headquartered at OSU-Stillwater. She was the Oklahoma Bioscience Association’s 2015 Researcher of the Year.

Fahlenkamp’s research interests include the use of nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery and the development of tissue models to study inflammation associated with vascular complications, allergens and infectious agents.

The seminar, presented by the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering, is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming MSE seminar speakers, visit the MSE Seminars website.

Citywide Research Day submissions accepted through Oct. 14

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Students and faculty from OSU-Tulsa may submit posters and papers for the fourth annual Citywide Research Day scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3. The event is open to all students and faculty from the Tulsa area.

The event is a free, daylong conference for Oklahoma academic researchers to share their work with others in the Tulsa community. Although submissions from all disciplines are encouraged, this year features a special track with the theme of food, energy and water systems.

The annual event is sponsored by Tulsa Research Partners, a collaboration of OSU-Tulsa, OSU-CHS, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, the University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University, Northeastern State University and the Oklahoma Innovation Institute. The OU-Tulsa will host the event this year in its Founders Hall.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 14. Online registration closes Friday, Oct. 28. To register for the event, visit the Oklahoma Innovation Institute website.

Set the date for Human Services Volunteer Fair

Learn about volunteer opportunities for local human services agencies during a special event from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons on Oct. 13.

Representatives from a number of human services organizations and nonprofit agencies will be available to discuss what volunteer options they offer.

The event is sponsored by the Human Development and Family Science Club and the Service-Learning Volunteer Center. For additional information, call Dr. Michael Merten, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of human development and family science, at 918-594-8318.

Next Steps Workshop for Graduate Students set for next week

Learn about how a graduate degree or certificate can benefit you during the Next Steps Workshop for Graduate Students at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in North Hall 150.

Representatives will walk you through the application process, provide tips to prepare for graduate entrance exams and deliver information on funding opportunities.

For more information about the workshop, visit the OSU-Tulsa Next Steps website.