Welcome Mr. Chi San (Derrick) Lau

Chi San Lau in front of a white board

Mr. Chi San (Derrick) Lau joined the computer science (CS) faculty as a visiting instructor in fall 2021.  Mr. Lau holds an MS in Computer Science degree from UCO.  While studying at UCO, Mr. Lau completed the first graduate thesis of the MS in Computer Science program under the supervision of Dr. Jicheng Fu.  His research focuses on applying . . .  read more

Celebration of Dr. Bill McDaniel’s Retirement

Image of Bill McDaniel

After serving in the Computer Science Department, the College of Math and Science, and UCO for 39 years, Dr. Bill McDaniel retired on July 30.  It is bittersweet for his colleagues and students to see him leave.  On the one hand, his retirement is well deserved.  On the other hand, we will miss him as a faithful colleague, teacher, and friend.

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From the Desk of the Dean 2021

Dear CMS Alumni & Friends,

Before I sat down to write this today, I took a break and walked around campus.  I saw the redbud and maple flowers starting to open, the pine trees forming new cones, and the saucer magnolias in bloom.  Although I also saw my favorite bur oak tree whose towering shape had been devastated by the recent ice storm, I . . .  read more

Student Highlight- Maggie Ward

My name is Maggie Ward, and I’m currently a third-year chemistry major here at UCO. I graduated from Broken Arrow High School and started my undergraduate education as a forensic science and biology major. However, as I started doing research in inorganic chemistry as a freshman, I soon discovered my love for research. Now, I intend to go to graduate . . .  read more

Program Highlight- PSM

Computational Problem Solving: Engineers’ soft skill for the 21st Century

Engineering is defined as the application of math and science to solve problems and engineers are often defined as critical thinkers. Transformational changes in computer technology and extensive use of computers may expand this definition to computational thinkers and computational . . .  read more

Student Highlight: Mukesh Tumbapo and Matthew Henry

Two Engineering Physics Master’s Recipients Present Research on Phosphorene and Silicene:

Mukesh Tumbapo and Matthew Henry both completed Master’s degrees in Engineering – Physics last December. Their research was conducted under the direction of UCO Associate Professor Dr. Benjamin Tayo. Ever since the isolation and controlled exploration . . .  read more

Student Highlight- Jordan Gray

Jordan Gray has been serving as a tutor for the nursing department since January 2020. She states “during my time as a tutor I have enjoyed developing close relationships with the faculty and staff as well as making connections with students. My favorite part about my job is helping students achieve their goals and watching them grow as a student . . .  read more

Featured Faculty- Steve Smith M.S. Lecturer

Steve is a full-time lecturer in Human Anatomy and has been teaching in various capacities at UCO for over ten years. His Master’s degree is in Biology with a specialization in Human Anatomy. Steve has taught as an assistant for five different human anatomy instructors. He absorbed as much knowledge as possible from each of his mentors (also considered . . .  read more