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REGENTS HONOR PARTNERSHIPS
The Oklahoma State Regents recognized 21 partnerships between higher education and businesses to enhance the college and university learning environment. Money is matched by the regents to provide
- tuition waivers for employee's students
- student internships
- faculty externships
- equipment and materials.
These partnerships help the colleges and universities more effectively meet the needs of the
workforce. They are equally important to businesses to stay on the leading edge.
Read more details about all 21 of the partnerships at www.okhighered.org/eco-devo.
NEO Announces $199k Gift
from Baptist Regional Health
Department at Northeastern Oklahoma
A&M College received $199,800 gift from the Baptist Regional Health Center Foundation to enable the college to offer the first rural partnership in Oklahoma to provide a
Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The CBSN degree will
be awarded from the University of Oklahoma. NEO will help improve the availability of
BSN-prepared nurses for Integris Baptist Regional
and the Miami
The hospital will also have access to NEO's simulation lab and the
Medical Education Technologies mannequin for its annual competency training of
nurses. Through the CBSN option, the first three years of a nursing student's
education will be from NEO. During their fourth and final year, students
will remain on the NEO campus but will take OU courses. This program will brighten the futures of NEO studentssupply the region with
much-needed nurses. Debbie Morgan is the chair of the NEO Nursing Department.
ECU SIFE Students in Free Enterprise Team Use Grant
Using a $1,000 grant from the Sam's Club Foundation, East Central
University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has made or is in the
process of making improvements such as installing motion detecting light
switches that will go off when a room is empty for a set time; providing the
business with environmentally cleaning chemicals, replacing paper hand towel
dispensers with air hand dryers and installing widow film to reduce energy
usage and air conditioning costs in the summer.
The team has been selected as one of 6 national
finalists out of just over 800 SIFE Teams in the United States in the Sam's Club
Environmental Sustainability Challenge. This is a great example of the fact that
ECU students can and do compete well against other universities in the United States. Dr. Pat Fountain is the ECU SIFE Team advisor and Professor of Business
NEO Student Receives Article for Clinic Equipment
A grant that Sara Smith, a creative nursing
student at Northeastern
College, applied for and
received has moved the Ottawa County Health Clinic $1,000 closer toward the
purchase of a machine to monitor patients' pulse, blood pressure and
temperature. The current equipment at the Clinic is dated and
requires its operator to have medical training.
The vitals machine that Smith would like to purchase can be used by a
layperson, meaning that all volunteers can take those readings instead of only
nurses or physicians.
The clinic is open each week and free to Otttawa County residents and is staffed totally by volunteers.
The $1000 grant Smith received is a Carter
Academic Service Entrepreneur Award that has been administered through Oklahoma
Campus Compact. It is sponsored by the
Roselyn and Jimmy Carter Partnership Foundation. Smith participates in clinical
rotations at the Clinic as part of the NEO Nursing Program.
OCAST Approves 10 Projects
Ten research projects have been approved for funding by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science
and Technology's board. A one-to-one match is required for the Oklahoma Applied
Research Support awards totaling $1.7 million for the next three years. Higher education projects include the following:
Fengxia Qi of the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center was awarded $89,608 to study
lantibiotics, a new and unique class of antibiotics and hold enormous promise
to address the current crisis arising from the spread of infections caused by
drug-resistant bacteria. The long-term goal of the project is to develop a
novel lantibiotic drug, Mutacin I, to be used in therapies against
drug-resistant pathogens. Equipment in Qi's laboratory will provide the match.
Kerry Sublette of
of Tulsa was awarded
$80,616 to study bioreactors for remediation of groundwater would be a valuable
step in improving the quality of water and to build a Bio-Sep bead technology
that can transport organisms where they are needed for remediation. Sublette
Consulting Inc. of Tulsa and Microbial Insights
Inc. of Tennessee
are providing match for the project.
Yu Mao of Oklahoma State University was awarded
$90,000 to study fabric nanocoatings with excellent stain resistant and
antimicrobial performance to be used in upholstery applications for hospitality
and healthcare industries, automobile interiors, seating materials for public
transportation and clothing.
Michael Keller of
of Tulsa was awarded
$261,738 to study damaged pipes in earthquake zones that slow the delivery of
services to citizens who are victims of seismic activity. Citadel is providing
UCO Receives NSF Grant
The UCO College of
Mathematics and Science has received a National Science Foundation STEP
grant in the amount of $1,998,750. The five-year program, "STEM Double Bridge: Connecting High Schools,
Community Colleges, and Universities for Tomorrow's Leaders in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics," provides a Summer Bridge
component for high school seniors planning to major in a STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) discipline along with a Fall Bridge
for community college transfer students. Other institutional
participants include East Central,
Northeastern, and Langston Universities. Two-year colleges
are Rose State
College, Redlands Community College,
Oklahoma City Community College,
Comanche Nation, and Oklahoma State
University-Okmulgee. Dr. Wei
Chen, Assistant Dean of the College and Professor of Engineering and Physics
is the PI. Dr. John Barthell,
Dean, and Dr. Gregory Wilson,
Executive Director of the UCO Office of Research and Grants serve as the
The photo is Dr. Wei Chen working in the laboratory with students.
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Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
|Oklahoma Receives Award for Biomedical Research
Oklahoma has been awarded a grant for $18
million over five years from the National Institute of Health
research. The grant awarded through the NIH
Institutional Development Award (IDeA)
program will include scientists from
the University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
, the Oklahoma Medical Research
, six regional universities and four community colleges in Oklahoma. The regents will consider an annual $500,000
The regional universities are UCO, NSU, LU, SOSU, SWOSU
, and CU
. The community colleges are TCC
, Redlands CC
, Comanche Nation College
.Dr. Frank Waxman
is the PI and Dr. Darrin Akins
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