TULSA - A major announcement for OSU-Tulsa.
The university has received $250,000 to help fund engineering research.
The American Electric Power Foundation, on behalf of Public Service Company of Oklahoma donated the money to be used specifically for research at the Helmerich Research Center.
Engineering students at the center work on "advanced materials." Researchers describe advanced materials as new materials used in medical technology, clothing, cars and even cell phones.
The money will go toward equipment used to study these advanced materials.
"They are artificial materials and using nano-science to break down materials to these very, very small particle and then build them up, we can engineer the particles," said the Asst. Dean of Engineering at OSU-Tulsa, Dr. Ken Ede.
Already the engineering students at the Helmerich Center have created a lighter body armor to be used by soldiers and police, along with infrared detectors for emergency workers.
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