Collaborating for STEM

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Research Center, set to open its doors this fall is a 57,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building that will house brand new research labs, classrooms and faculty office space. Faculty and students will have the opportunity to work side by side in the research and teaching laboratories from a variety of disciplines across campus including forensic science, cell and developmental biology, genetics, biomedical engineering and nursing simulation. This building will also become the permanent home for the Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC). . . .  read more

Message from the Dean – September 4, 2018

First some good news:

Six projects from UCO Design Students will be in the Print Regional Design Annual! This publication features the “best of the best” in graphic design and illustration. For collegiate designers, inclusion is the equivalent of a nomination for the Heisman Trophy.

Now a story:

Growing up in a practical, blue collar family, the notion that a person could earn a living as an artist seemed nearly nonsensical. “Work” involved sweat, muscle and tools, while “art” represented an interesting hobby at best. Even after a three-decade career as a ceramic artist and professor, I have an uncle who routinely asks me if I am still “playing with clay”. I cannot recall a time when I did not love making art. As a child, I would beg for “How to Draw” books, pads of paper and charcoal for birthdays and Christmas. Yet, until I was a couple years into college, it never occurred to me that a professional life as an artist was a possibility. . . .  read more