Showing posts from June, 2017
Gallogly College biomedical doctoral alum Cortes Williams was among several Oklahomans recognized at the Biotechnology Innovation International Convention in San Diego. Along with recently completing his Ph.D., Williams was an inaugural recipient of the college's Pursuit of Excellence Award - presented by Jim Gallogly himself - and an alum of the college's Bridge to Doctorate Program. Learn more about the company he founded - NextGen Medical, providing an innovative approach to help medical professionals assess the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Read more in two stories from Published June 21: A t BIO Show, Oklahomans share their stories with life sciences world Published June 22:  University of Oklahoma Venture Fellows test their market research mission at BIO show

Walden Elected Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

A University of Oklahoma research associate professor and director, Susan E. Walden, has been elected to the Academy of Fellows for the American Society for Engineering Education. Walden, the first ASEE awardee from OU, has made significant individual contributions to her body of work related to diversity and inclusion in engineering education within the P-16 initiative. The fellow designation honors her scholarship and service for improving engineering education, especially in pre-college settings. “Dr. Walden not only is a major force in enhancing diversity and inclusion of engineering students at OU, but she also is a national leader in STEM education and has published important papers that are helping other institutions drive positive change in diversity and related challenges,” said OU Vice President for Research Kelvin Droegemeier. According to ASEE, the board of directors confers the grade of Fellow following a rigorous nomination process on members who exhibit outstanding

OU Receives Major Gift from Valero in Support of New Engineering Facility

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a $1.5 million gift from Valero to support construction of Gallogly Hall, a new biomedical engineering building and research laboratory on OU’s Engineering Quadrangle that will house the Gallogly College of Engineering’s Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and new engineering labs and learning spaces. The announcement was made at the June meeting of the OU Board of Regents. “The university deeply appreciates this generous gift from Valero to such an important new academic facility and program,” Boren said. In appreciation of the gift, Boren has recommended to the OU Board of Regents that the new building’s lecture hall, which will be prominently located on the first floor, be named to honor Valero. The Valero Lecture Hall will be a reconfigurable multipurpose space that may also be used as a classroom or a space to host special events. The lecture hall will easily accommodate up to 100 people and will be equippe

OU Researchers Develop Radar Simulator to Characterize Scattering Mechanisms of Debris Particles in Tornadoes

A University of Oklahoma research team with the Advanced Radar Research Center has developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize scattering mechanisms of debris particles in tornadoes. Characterizing the debris field of a tornado is vital given flying debris cause most tornado fatalities. Tornado debris characteristics are poorly understood even though the upgrade of the nation’s radar network to dual polarimetric radar offers potentially valuable capabilities for improving tornado warnings and nowcasting. “With this simulator, we can explain in great detail to the operational weather community the tornadic echo from the polarimetric radar,” said Robert Palmer, ARRC executive director. “The signal received by the dual polarimetric radar is not easily understood because rain is mixed with the debris. The knowledge we gain from this study will improve tornado detection and near real-time damage estimation.” Numerous controlled anechoic chamber

Vogel Selected as Director of Oklahoma Water Survey

    The University of Oklahoma has selected Jason R. Vogel as the director of the Oklahoma Water Survey. Located on the University Research Campus, the Survey is the focal point and catalyst for OU’s expertise in research, outreach and education in water topics. The Survey’s mission is to study the state’s water resources and to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate research-based information to industry professionals, researchers, students, teachers, citizens, governments and other organizations. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Jason’s experience, energy, stature and vision joining the OU Family, especially at a time when water issues are of increasing importance to our State,” said Vice President for Research Kelvin Droegemeier. “The Oklahoma Water Survey, which he will lead, will play a major partnership role in a wide array of water issues that directly affect our citizens.” In addition to his responsibilities as director of the Survey, Vogel will serve as assoc

OU and Mercy Test New Models in Largest Breast Cancer Clinical Trial in Oklahoma

A University of Oklahoma and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City research team is set to begin the largest breast cancer clinical trial ever performed in Oklahoma. The team has developed new breast cancer risk prediction models based on a computer-aided image feature analysis scheme to identify patients who might have cancers that are not visible on mammography. After review of 2,000 imaging studies performed at Mercy over the past two years and refinement of the image analysis system, the clinical trial begins July 1, 2017, at the Mercy Breast Center. Bin Zheng and Hong Liu, professors in the Gallogly College of Engineering, affiliates of the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and members of the Stephenson Cancer Center, teamed with Dr. Alan Hollingsworth, medical director of the Mercy Breast Center, to develop and validate this unique breast cancer risk model for identifying women who are excluded from current breast magnetic resonance imaging guidelines, but have a higher risk

Rogers Named Regents' Alumni Award Recipient

Lisa M. Rogers of Houston, Texas, chemical engineer at ExxonMobil and mentor to OU engineering students, has been named one of eleven 2017 Regents' Alumni Award recipients. Rogers has been an active supporter of her alma mater since earning her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2002. Her leadership has played a vital role in the Gallogly College of Engineering. Through her service on the Chemical Engineering Advisory Board, she has made it a priority to serve and also has become an honorary recruiter for OU. As an OU alumna, she knows firsthand the impact the university has on students, and she is dedicated to seeing programs prosper. During her time at OU, Rogers’ Sooner Spirit was evident through her student roles and her honors and awards. As an honors student and an active member of the Student Chemical Engineering Society, she was on the Dean’s Honor Roll each semester and was an Oklahoma Scholar, an SAE Scholar and a Lawrence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference

Introducing the 2017 Class of Distinguished Graduates Society Inductees

Robert Purgason, Michael Miller, Dean Tom Landers and Pam Tucker at the May 13 Engineering Convocation Ceremony. In 1990, the the Gallogly College of Engineering established the Distinguished Graduates Society to honor our most accomplished alumni. Selection is based upon prominent and distinguished professional or technical achievement, notable public service, outstanding contribution to and support of education, honors of election in organizations, and other contributions to the engineering profession. Introducing the DGS Class of 2017: Michael Miller, Robert Purgason and Pam Tucker. These newest members of the DGS were inducted during the engineering convocation on May 13 at the Lloyd Noble Center. Michael Miller was born in Norman, Okla., and graduated from Norman High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987. Miller began his career as a design engineer and second employee at Monitronic

OU Boeing Engineering Days Civil and Biomedical Engineering Disciplines Featured by News9

View News9 video. OU Civil Engineering and Environmental Science was featured on News9 for their efforts as part of the OU Boeing Engineering Days - a day where high school students learn more about engineering disciplines. Friday afternoon's focus, presented by Dr. Keith Strevett, focused on building a wind turbine. View News9 video . OU Biomedical Engineering was featured on News9 for their efforts as part of the OU Boeing Engineering Days - a day where high school students learn more about engineering disciplines. Saturday's focus, presented by Dr. Rachel Childers, focused on building prosthetic hands. OU Boeing Engineering Days are a summer day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors on Fridays and Saturdays in the month of June. Each day offers hands-on activities that highlight a different school in engineering. Learn more at our website .