Showing posts from October, 2019

University of Oklahoma Scholar Awarded Astronaut Scholarship

Emily Thomas receives Astronaut Scholarship from former NASA astronaut Curtis Brown. Emily Thomas, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, a junior biomedical engineering major in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, was named a member of the 2019 Astronaut Scholar Class. Thomas is one of 52 scholars from 38 universities across the nation to receive the prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Thomas has been assisting in research efforts at the OU Translational Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, where her focus has been in the development of tissue engineering scaffolds that can be used to promote spinal cord regeneration. She is also a member of OU’s Biomedical Engineering Society Chapter and attended the BMES Annual Meeting in October 2018 to present a poster on her research. “Emily is leading by example, not only in the classroom, but as demonstrated in her undergraduate research experiences that are contributing to her future aspi

Water activist honored with OU International Water Prize

Gebeyehu recognized for training and empowerment in home water treatment Martha Gebeyehu, coordinator for Ethiopia’s Water Expertise and Training Centre, was presented the OU International Water Prize and gave the plenary lecture at the sixth Biennial OU International WaTER Conference banquet on Sept. 17, 2019 to an audience of around 180 Conference attendees at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Gebeyehu was named the recipient of the 2019 International Water Prize in September of 2018 by a panel of five water experts from around the world during the 2018 OU International WaTER Symposium. Gebeyehu was selected for her ongoing commitment to empowering and training people to manage their own water and sanitation. “Martha is serving some of the world’s poorest in some of the most rural and remote regions of Ethiopia,” said Shauna Curry, chief executive officer of the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology. “Her belief in the power of peopl

DoD SMART Scholarship Service Program

This program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. Watch this video to learn more. SMART Scholars will receive: A full tuition scholarship while in school An annual stipend Summer research internships A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility Applicants must: Be a citizen of the United States (some exceptions apply) Be 18 years of age or older Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines Visit to learn more and apply today! A flyer , poster and brochure are also provided to make sharing with students easier. Deadline to apply is December 3, 2019. Scholarship America One Scholarship Way Saint Pete