Student Kudos

UCO Student Wins First Place in the Non-Life Science Poster Presentation at Annual Research Symposium

 The UCO College of Mathematics and Science, School of Engineering student, Kayley McBride was

awarded first place in the non-life science poster presentation at the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) 28th Annual Research Symposium. McBride’s presentation, titled “ParaView-ing Data at NERSC Remotely Using Jupyter . . .  read more

Message from the Dean

Dear College of Mathematics and Science Alumni and Friends,

As I reflect on the college’s progress over the past few months, I am amazed at how many examples I can provide of the energetic contributions and efforts of our faculty and staff.  We have remained steadfast in our commitment to our mission to advance knowledge, prepare students for success . . .  read more

Mathematics and Statistics Department

The newly created (joint with the Department of Computer Science) Master’s degree program in Data Science started in January 2022 and is already a rapidly expanding program with 16 accepted students and multiple new applications arriving every week.

In order to develop a supportive and welcoming community for mathematics educators at all levels . . .  read more

Funeral Service Department

Funeral practices in Latin America are truly different than what we are accustomed to in North America.  Most families prefer to have their visitation and service and disposition within 24 hours of the death.  Most families choose to bury rather than cremate. Most cemetery plots are rented for 7 years and then the bones are reclaimed and placed . . .  read more

Computer Science Department

A new undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program is being offered starting Fall 2022. The new cybersecurity certificate program offers excellent opportunities for students interested in joining the cybersecurity workforce. This program aims to prepare students to become well-rounded cybersecurity specialists, not only with must-have technical . . .  read more

Biology Department

The Biology Department has had a great start to the year.  We’ve had new faculty members join the department and we are so lucky to have them! They include Dr. Justin Agan. He teaches Bio for Majors: Diversity & Life Sciences Lab. Dr. Ashley Mattison teaches Bio for Majors: Principals, General Biology, and Intro to Micro and lab. Dr. Richard . . .  read more


A number of UCO faculty were recently awarded a $1,187,961, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation as part of its Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. This project titled “Master Teachers Conducting STEM Practices and Action Research” will create a new partnership among the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Public . . .  read more

Fulbright Scholars 2022

The College of Mathematics and Science (CMS) hosted four Iraqi Fulbright scholars in Summer 2022 as part of the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar for Iraq program sponsored by the United States Department of State.

During the 10-week program, the scholars participated in professional development workshops, mentoring, cultural activities, and . . .  read more

STEM Industry Careers Panel

CMS recently hosted 18 industry leaders from around the OKC Metro area for a STEM Industry Careers Panel. Panelists participated in moderator led Q&A sessions followed by industry focused break-out sessions with students. Panelists shared how they entered their careers upon completion of their degree and provided advice to students on how to . . .  read more