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Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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.

Published: Friday, August 10, 2018

“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?”

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

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.

Published: Monday, June 4, 2018

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.



Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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.

Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MSE student selected as top OSU CEAT graduate student

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018

Engineers of Tomorrow scholarships awarded to 50 Tulsa-area students

Fifty Tulsa-area students were awarded $2,000 Engineers of Tomorrow scholarships on March 7 at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center.

Oklahoma State University awarded 50 scholarships to Tulsa-area students March 7 during the Engineers of Tomorrow event at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Research Center.

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018

Graduate student creates material to protect aircraft, wind turbines from lightning strikes

OSU entrepreneurship and finance student ShawnDea Dunzy, left, OSU-Tulsa materials science and engineering graduate student Dilli Dhakal and Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathan, OSU-Tulsa's Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering celebrate the students' second-place win in the High Tech division in the accelerateOSU Business Plan Competition on Feb. 16.

Dilli Dhakal, an OSU-Tulsa student pursuing a master's degree in materials science and engineering, tests the product he created to protect wind turbines and aircraft from lightning damage.

OSU-Tulsa materials science and engineering student Dilli Dhakal invented a material that can keep lightning from damaging aircraft and wind turbines, a development that has caught the attention of global conglomerate General Electric.