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Doctoral student to speak at International Astronautical Congress in Germany

Blaze HeckertOn his first foray outside of the country, OSU-Tulsa doctoral student Blaze Heckert will be a featured speaker at the International Astronautical Congress in Germany Oct. 1-5.

Heckert, who is pursuing a doctorate in materials science and engineering, was selected to discuss his research into improving materials used in aerospace components to better absorb energy and reduce vibration.

“Avengers: Infinity War” movie inspires teens to join MENTOR summer camp

Zoe Ziftar and Elise Niehaus, right, learn about the Helmerich Research Center's clean room.

OSU-Tulsa research scientist Dr. Feng Lu, left, introduces high school seniors Elise Niehaus and Zoe Ziftar to the scanning electron microscope during MENTOR Camp at the Helmerich Research Center in late July. When Tony Stark transforms into Iron Man at the push of a button in the “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, a stunned onlooker asks, “Where did that come from?”

Iron Man glances at his suit of armor and replies, “It’s nanotech. You like it?”

Taking the leap from summer fellowship to full-time graduate student

Graduate student Lynsey Baxter, right, works with REU intern Nick Nowak checking and recording research results.

OSU-Tulsa graduate student Lynsey Baxter

As part of the OSU-Tulsa Research Experience for Undergraduates in materials science and entrepreneurship, Lynsey Baxter spent last summer with a graduate student researching materials to shield astronauts from galactic cosmic radiation.

MSE kicks off third Research Experience for Undergraduates

OSU-Tulsa's 2018 REU Fellows are from bottom left, Nicholas Nowak and Spencer Galluci; from second row left, Christine Brockman, Michael Rivera and Erik Perez; from third row left, Erin Wernick and James Gruich; and top row left, Christian Schaefer, Alyssa Curry and Kathryn Bartosik. Avery Slack is not pictured.




Vaidyanathan to be deputy technical chair of the Composites and Materials Expo Conference

Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathan, OSU-Tulsa materials science and engineering professor within the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has been chosen to be the Deputy Technical Chair of the Composites and Materials Expo (CAMX) Conference for 2019.