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Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

OSU-Tulsa student receives top honors from the OSU Alumni Association

Amairani Perez Chamu

Amairani Perez Chamu

OSU-Tulsa student Amairani Perez Chamu has been named a 2018-19 OSU Outstanding Senior, the highest student honor bestowed by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

OSU-Tulsa engineering student says research enhances learning experience

OSU-Tulsa student Saqib Raza in the lab

As a child in Pakistan, Saqib Raza was known by his family for taking apart remote controlled toys and various household appliances to see how they work.

The problem was he never put them back together.

“That’s why I don’t have any toys from my childhood,” he says with a chuckle.

Published: Monday, January 14, 2019

OSU-Tulsa student hooked on aviation - at first sound

Emma Keller

The first thing Emma Keller ever heard was an airplane engine.

After spending her first 18 months of life without the ability to hear, an operation opened up the world of sound. While leaving the hospital in her mother’s arms, she pointed excitedly as she heard an airplane flying overhead.

“Of course, I don’t really remember that, but my mom tells that story,” Keller says with a laugh.

Published: Monday, October 29, 2018

Graduate student spearheads OSU-Tulsa’s move to zero-landfill status

Graduate student Lauren Branum fills a reusable water bottle to help reduce waste at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

OSU-Tulsa graduate student Lauren Branum outside Tulsa's Covanta facility.

Graduate student Lauren Branum has been “talking trash” for months, but it’s a good thing because the result will be a cleaner and greener Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

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: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Business student inspired to provide support services for former foster kids

As she glides through campus on a skateboard with a beanie on her head and tattooed arm held out for balance, Rachel Millea is unlikely to be pegged as an undergraduate business student majoring in management.

Yet once she reveals her ultimate goal, it seems the perfect fit.

Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tulsa author and activist Ann Patton graduates from college - weeks shy of 80th birthday

When Tulsa author Ann Patton graduated from high school in 1955, college was not an option for poor kids like her.

“The University of Tulsa was the only option for students who could not leave Tulsa, and it might as well have been the moon,” she said.

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