Thomas Dunn is a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in mathematics. He started working on research with Dr. Tyler Cook and Dr. Emily Hendryx in the spring semester of his freshman year. Interested in applications of deep learning, Thomas has been rapidly learning the Python coding language to put these methods into practice. . . .
Dear CMS Alumni and Friends,
Greetings from the Dean’s Office. I hope you had a great summer.
We have completed a successful academic year. Thanks to the efforts of our faculty and staff, we produced another large group of graduates for the much-needed STEM Workforce in Oklahoma and in the country.
We started our 2019-2020 academic year last month. . . .
Like many departments across campus, the Chemistry Department has a long history of faculty who take pride in and devote a great amount of time to their work with students in the classroom. Over the past year, a number of faculty in the Department spent time learning how to improve their teaching through book groups, workshops, and other learning . . .
Cody Wilkerson graduated from UCO with his bachelor’s in nursing in May 2017. During that time he served as a tutor for the department. He states “I developed a passion for pediatrics very early on in nursing school so I took a full time job on the Pediatric Surgical Unit at The Children’s Hospital after graduation and have worked there . . .
Joel Erickson is a recent graduate of UCO with a computer science major. During his undergraduate studies, Joel became interested in applying his computer science knowledge to financial trading. He created a trading infrastructure on his own, which incorporated a number of algorithmic and parameterized trading strategies.
In the summer and fall 2019 . . .
The Department of Funeral Service is excited to introduce our newest faculty member, Eric Kroier, JD/MBA. Eric is a licensed funeral director/embalmer, and graduate of the UCO Funeral Service department. After finishing his funeral service degree, he continued his education at the University of Oklahoma earning both a JD and MBA. In addition to his . . .
Dr. Leann Laubach graduated with a BS, Nursing degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1987. After obtaining her nursing license she worked as a staff nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit for 14 years. In 2005 she began teaching full-time at UCO after finishing her Master of Science with an emphasis in Nursing Education at Southern Nazarene . . .
Dr. Tierney Harvey first joined the department as a Temporary Lecturer in Fall 2015. In Fall 2018, she was hired into a Continuing Lecturer position and tasked with developing and implementing the department’s First-Year Engineering Program. Dr. Harvey earned her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a B.S. with High . . .
Dr. Jaime Thomas started out as a Summer Bridge student at UCO in 2008 and then conducted undergraduate research with Dr. Mel Vaughan on the cross reactivity of human antibodies with gecko and bat tissues. She also worked with Dr. Hari Kotturi to investigate the ability of bitter melon extract to inhibit myofibroblast differentiation. She presented . . .
Dr. Beth Allan, professor of Biology and coordinator of the Secondary Science Education program has been elected as the president-elect of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dr. Allan will serve as president-elect until June 1 before becoming president for 2020-21. Allan has served as the College Division Director for NSTA since 2016 . . .