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There are a number of research opportunities for faculty and students at several research centers operated by the School, the College, and the University.

CSRC is a multi-disciplinary research center at the University of Oklahoma that focuses on the development and application of computer-based tests for assessing human performance across a broad range of military, industrial, educational, and medical applications. CSRC is one of the nation’s premier sites for developing advanced computerized testing technology and for conducting research exploring the limits of human cognitive and neuropsychological function. 

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The Research Institute for STEM Education brings together a multi-disciplinary research team whose mission is to study the complex array of factors contributing to diverse student’s academic experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors (STEM) and to make recommendations to academic policy makers based on those factors. 

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Center for Cyber-Physical-Social Systems

The Center for Cyber-Physical-Social Systems is an effort currently under development among faculty in the School of ISE, as well as in other engineering, physical science, and social science disciplines at OU and across the globe. Recognizing that cyber and physical structures, such as critical infrastructure and supply chain networks, don’t exist on their own but to benefit the community at large, we study problems that have cyber, physical, and social perspectives. Of particular interest, the increasing interdependence among cyber-physical infrastructure networks puts the communities that rely on them at risk when disruptive events, potentially large-scale and inevitable, occur. As such, we study a variety of problems related to enhancing the community resilience to disruptive events from natural and human-made causes.

Oklahoma Transportation Center (OTC)

The OTC is a multidisciplinary coalition of Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Langston University to serve as a resource for solving critical transportation problems in the state and in the nation in a cooperative manner. The OTC has over 30 founding partners including the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Transportation Authority, and companies and associations representing all transportation modes. Since its inception, the OTC faculty and students have worked collaboratively on different projects covering a broad spectrum of topics, including improving work zone safety through remote monitoring, modeling statewide freight movement, developing a computerized accident analysis system, analyzing impacts of highway construction, and implementing emerging technologies for structural health monitoring and material testing.

Center for Shape Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (SEAM)

The Center for Shape Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing (SEAM) seeks to help aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) businesses to make, repair and replace parts more accurately and rapidly. SEAM is a blend of innovative technologies, methodologies, and expertise designed to provide rapidly reconfigurable measurement and manufacturing to support the MRO activities of the increasing number of military and commercial aerospace industries. Shape Engineering (SE) is an assessment of product requirements collected with accurate measurement methods including cutting-edge instrumentation, material reverse engineering, and digital compatibility. Advanced Manufacturing (AM) is the translation of that data into viable digital models and designs with a quick turnaround and near-net-shape. SEAM aims to sustain and improve the country's technical workforce through research, training, and education objectives.