Author Archive for Mark Walvoord – Page 4

Sila Tamang, A STLR Student in Computer Science

[Repost from, March 23, 2020, with permission] I came from a background where for computer class, I played Mario games and improved my typing speed. For a person who entered Computer Science thinking HTML was a programming language, I found it difficult in the beginning. Yet, pushing through that class and proceeding onward to […]

STLR Newsletter Archive – Oldies but Goodies

Prior to re-booting our STLR stories on this STLR Bulletin blog, we were releasing PDF newsletters once or twice a semester. Some of the individual stories have been reposted to this blog, but you don’t get the full “newsletter feel” without these archived files. Enjoy! Fall 2015 STLR Newsletter Spring 2016 STLR Newsletter Fall 2016 […]

Anindita’s Myriad Projects

[by Ally Weides, re-posted from the Fall 2019 STLR Newsletter] STLR student researcher, Anindita Das, has taken part in a myriad of projects during her time here at UCO. Graduating in December with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Anindita is the perfect example of a STLR student. Anindita has taken part in at least six […]

Research with the Delaware Tribe

[by Ally Weides, re-posted from the Fall 2019 STLR Newsletter] Sophomore education major, Elizabeth Connor, recently started her first STLR-funded project. The title of her project is, Research with the Delaware Tribe. Elizabeth’s initial idea for her STLR project was to research the statistics on missing and murdered indigenous women in Oklahoma. Being Cherokee herself, […]

Bringing Recreational Tennis to UCO

Meet Mattison Bullard, a freshman majoring in Business this semester at UCO and a member of Sigma Kappa. Mattison was introduced to STLR during Freshmen Forge, our new Broncho orientation event, and loved what it stood for and wanted to get involved. During the summer, before she was even taking classes at UCO, she submitted […]

Women’s Issues and Immigration

[by Ally Weides, re-posted from the Fall 2019 STLR Newsletter] Immigration has been a recurring topic on news platforms, and even on campus for the past couple of years due to the current political climate. Graciela Lopez is a UCO student who has found her passion in educating the public on the problems immigrants face […]

Clothing the Community

[by Amanda Ables, re-posted from the Spring 2019 STLR Newsletter] UCO has always taken interest in making sure all students have all the resources needed to achieve their academic goals. Whether it’s helping students find off-campus housing, childcare or transportation, UCO has always taken pride in taking care of students. One unique way UCO provides […]

Cultural Influence on College Women

[by Amanda Ables, re-posted from the Spring 2019 STLR Newsletter] Meet Sundas Shahid, a senior here at the University of Central Oklahoma, graduating May 2019 with a degree in Photographic Art and Strategic Communications. Sundas is very active here on campus as she is a part of LeaderShape, Student Programming Board, and has been an […]

Blankets for the Ronald McDonald House

[by Amanda Ables, re-posted from the Spring 2019 STLR Newsletter] Meet Rachel, Jackie, Sydney, and Abbie – STLR student researchers!  These amazing ladies, along with their STLR project supervisor, Dr. Genia James, have created an after-school program for fourth and fifth graders at Linwood Elementary!  Every Monday afternoon, these future teachers interact with the kids […]

Wells Knows Non-Profits

[by STLR office staff, reposted from the Fall 2018 STLR Newsletter] Olivia Wells is a senior graduating in May 2019 with a degree in theater performance and hopes to finish her degree in political science after she graduates. Olivia has worked with STLR all four years of her undergrad and recently finished a project this […]