|Oklahoma colleges and universities are obtaining grants to enhance their programs and conduct research. See what has happened on Oklahoma higher education campuses in the past month! |
Murray State College Receives Grants
Community Development - Murray
State College, in partnership with the Johnston County Industrial Authority, received
a Community Development Block Grant - Economic Development Infrastructure
Financing grant (CDBG
EDIF) of $100,000 from the Department of Commerce.
OCAST - Cecil Carter announced that Murray State College received a Small
Business Innovation and Research Phase I grant from OCAST for $25,000.
|Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Work Grant|
Northwestern Oklahoma State University received the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program Payback grant in the amount of $25,000 to construct a Social Work Resource Center and interviewing lab on the Alva campus in the Jesse Dunn building. The Oklahoma Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program, administered by the University of Oklahoma on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, established the CWPEP Student Payback Fund Grant Program to support Child Welfare professional development. The principal investigator of this project is Kylene Rehder, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Work Program Director.
Picture: Linda Smith, University of Oklahoma CWPEP Program Coordinator and Kylene Rehder, NWOSU.
SWOSU Small Business
Development Center Wins Awards
Doug Misak was
chosen as the Financial Services
Champion of the Year and the SWOSU
SBDC was selected as SBDC Service
Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year. The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Small Business Development
Center in Weatherford was recently recognized with two state and regional
Small Business Champion Awards.
SWOSU competed at the state level and then went on to
compete regionally with winners from Arkansas,
Louisiana, New Mexico
and Texas. In
addition to their state and regional awards, the SWOSU SBDC will be honored
with the national SBDC Service Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year
Award this summer in Washington, D.C.
The Oklahoma SBDC is part of a nationwide network of small business development
centers that provide free assistance to hundreds of thousands of small business
owners and managers annually. The network has a special partnership with SBA, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, local chambers of commerce
throughout the state, and many organizations in the public and private
sector. SWOSU SBDC serves 15 counties with 19% of the clients veterans and
SWOSU's SMART-6 Grant Project for Math and Science Teachers
Dr. Brian D. Campbell, professor
in the SWOSU Department of Chemistry & Physics in Weatherford, recently
received a $10,500 grant from Darlington Public School District in
conjunction with the Oklahoma State
Department of Education for a teachers training program.
The grant will assist faculty involved in the Science and Mathematics
Association of Rural Teachers, 21 rural school districts, to be held on the SWOSU campus.
SMART-6 is a year-long program intended to increase content knowledge, update
teaching methods, and the creation of standards-based mathematics and science
lessons for K-12 teachers in western Oklahoma.
SWOSU Receives INBRE Grants
Dr. Andrea Holgado
Dr. William Kelly, Dept of
Chemistry & Physics, received a $35,000 NIH OK-INBRE Supplemental
Equipment grant to purchase laboratory equipment for interdisciplinary biomedical
research involving undergraduate students. He also received $2,200 for his work
in the INBRE Summer Student Mentor program. [Picture: Provost Blake Sonobe and Dr. William Kelly, SWOSU
, Dept. of Biological Sciences
to support "Molecular Analysis of Vesicle Exocytosis,"
an NIH OK-INBRE
research project for undergraduate students at SWOSU. The students, under
the direction of Dr. Holgado, will perform experiments related to the
pharmacological characterization and behavior of the cellular processes
relating to the nervous system.
Dr. Jason Johnson, Dept. of Chemistry & Physics
to support biomedical/biochemical research for undergraduate
students at SWOSU. The students, under the direction of Dr. Johnson, will
carry out data collection and analysis on the project "Unraveling the
GTP-Medicated Coordination of CTP Synthetase."
He also received $2,200
for his work
in the INBRE Summer Student Mentor program
Dr. Timothy Hubin, Dept. of Chemistry & Physics
and Dr. Lisa Appeddu, School of Allied Health
, each received
to support their research with undergraduate students for the INBRE Summer
Student Mentor program.
|Southeastern Student Receives $5,000 Civic Leadership Award
Campus Compact awarded
two college students the 2009 Frank
Newman Leadership Award, which honors outstanding civic leadership and
provides $5,000: Leticia Burkhalter
of Southeastern Oklahoma State
University and Molly Hamm of Kansas State University. Both students have
taken leadership roles in serving their communities while excellent students.
Burkhalter, a special education major and mother of 5, has
founded three sustainable community based organizations. Families Feeding
Families (FFF) is a community kitchen that serves hot meals 5 days a week.
Since opening, FFF has provided more than 275,000 meals. The Back Pack program provides elementary school children
with nutritional, kid-friendly food that doesn't require refrigeration or
preparation. Mommy and Me provides guidance to new mothers on interacting appropriately
with their young children to facilitate their development and refers families
to any necessary community services.
|OSU Institute of Technology Grant
Department of Libraries, in partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, announced that they
awarded Jenny Duncan, Library Director for OSU Institute of Technology, a grant of $3,500 for "Threats to Your Collection." The grant will allow for the
purchase of Archival Safe Flat Files, a Visible Light Meter, and other much
needed equipment to assist the University in preserving a major part of the matted
images currently held in the Archive.
The goal of the OSUIT University Archive is to develop and
properly store historical collections in a systematic way, thus enabling the
collections to be used for research, educational ventures, legal issues, alumni
andto be enjoyed by the community. The Archive
serves as a final repository for the historical records of the University.
A new partnership between Rose State College and the Oklahoma Office
of Homeland Security will enable the College to procure 800 MHz radios and
associated software/peripherals for the campus police department. Chief Mike Brown, pictured here, heads the new campus police
department formed in July 2008.
College and Senior
Quilting Program are only two examples of many successful outreach programs
provided through the College's Continuing Education and Community Services
Division. A $43,565 grant from the Midwest City Hospital
Authority will provide the necessary funding to allow Rose State College to
purchase new equipment for these and more programs.
|Stimulus Grants - Oklahoma Commerce
The Oklahoma Commerce Department is recommending
that 24 Oklahoma
energy projects receive more than $42 million in grants and loans as part of
the federal stimulus package.
University, energy savings performance
for Health Sciences, building energy efficiency, Tulsa, $1.5 million.
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents,
electric vehicle solar charging station, Norman,
State University, NSU Community Transit System, Tahlequah,
University/Noble Foundation, establish pilot plants to demonstrate decentralized bioenergy
production systems, Stillwater,
Other grants were made to High Plains Technology Center, Red River
Technology Center, Oklahoma Department of Career and
Technology Education, Oklahoma
Sustainability Network, Native
American Cultural and Educational Authority, Oklahoma
Municipal Power Authority, Tulsa
Industrial Authority, Oklahoma
Office of the Secretaries of Energy & Environment, Oklahoma
Association of Conservation Districts, Cherokee Hills Resource
Conservation and Development, State Department of Central Services'
Fleet Management Division, Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority,
Northeast Oklahoma Public Facilities Authority, Tulsa
Public Schools, and the Community Action Development Corporation.
Loans were made to Advanced Environmental Technologies Inc., OEM
Systems LLC, Orbitek Inc., and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma.
OCAST Approves Health Grants
| The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology approved 23 of 152 applications for Oklahoma
health research projects for more than $3
million in funding. Funding for the projects ranged from
$102,000 to $135,000.
OUHSC - The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center received 8 grants.
Principal investigators include Gillian Air, Michelle Callegan, David
Crawford, Michael Elliott, Andrew Gardner, Jean Ricci Goodman, Yih-Kuen
Jan, and Yun Zheng Le.
OU - The University of Oklahoma received 5 grants. Principal investigators
are George Richter-Addo, Lei Ding, Susan Schroeder, Vassilios
Sikavitsas and Bing Zhang.
OSU - Oklahoma
State University received 4 grants. Principal investigators are Damon Chandler, Rita
Miller, Solo Kuvibidila and Eduardo Yakihara.
OSU-CHS - Kathleen Curtis, Oklahoma State University Center for
Health Services, is principal investigator for a
TU - Jami Rhudy is principal investigator for a University of Tulsa
Four of the projects were approved for research at the Oklahoma Medical
Research Foundation. Principal investigators are Kenneth Humphries, Susan Kovats,
Kenneth Miller and Marta Alarcon-Riquelme.
Congratulations to all for their competitive health research funding!
SWOSU Economic Development Award
Hankins, Center for Economic and Business Development and Granna's LLC, a food processing facility in Bessie, received the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Partnership Recognition Award of $500 to support university and business partnerships. Granna's currently employs approximately 30 people and produces a
menu of 27 ready-to-serve entrees distributed to various community action
programs throughout the state.
Left to right:
Dr. Marvin Hankins, Director of SWOSU Center for Economic & Business Development; SWOSU President Dr. John Hays, Granna's Connie and Farrell Miller;
and Lisa Snider, CEBD Business Development Specialist.
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Dr. Linda Mason, Coordinator for Grant Writing Assistance
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|Tulsa Research Collaboration
The Tulsa Research Partners was created for multidisciplinary collaborative research among colleges, universities and
private-sector research groups. Researchers from the University of Tulsa,
Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oklahoma State
University-Tulsa and Tulsa Community
College have united for this initiative. This independent research consortium aims to obtain grants to support
technology development projects in software, information
technology/cyber-security, advanced materials, bio-life and alternative energy
The researchers understand that there are limited resources, and
we have to leverage these resources. The researchers are thinking about
projects that can be completed together and are not concerned about protecting their turf.
Tulsa Research Partners is part of several initiatives sponsored by the
Oklahoma Innovation Institute. Formed several years ago in Tulsa, the Oklahoma Innovation Institute is
designed to serve as the home for the creation and implementation of multiple
programs to develop the economic development of the region. Barry Davis is the executive director of the Oklahoma
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