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*Reported to the NSF HERD Survey; Includes Norman programs in Tulsa
The University of Oklahoma intends to be at the forefront of addressing global challenges and is launching the 2nd OU Big Idea Challenge. The BIC 2.0 is intended to incentivize the formation of transdisciplinary, convergent research teams focused on global grand challenges and will provide seed funding to incubate ideas with the potential for future extramural support and significant societal impact.
February 21, 2024
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Advanced Technology Initiatives (ATI) has teamed up with the University of Oklahoma (OU) to research advanced transportation technologies, resilience to severe weather events, and defense and security challenges such as the development of counter-drone systems. The two entities have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to achieve technological advancements, workforce development, economic growth, and scientific discovery, aligning OU’s academic objectives with CNO’s educational and economic priorities.
February 15, 2024
Michael A. Schade has been named the interim chief innovation and corporate officer for the University of Oklahoma and the interim executive director of the OU Office of Innovation and Corporate Partnerships (OICP), effective immediately.
Our mission is to perform research, education, and service to address aerospace, defense, and global security challenges relevant to our local, national, and global partners. We will foster an inclusive environment that enables convergence research, leading to the development of innovative and timely solutions to critical problems.
To transform energy systems and communities to become more resilient and sustainable while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Using innovative approaches, concepts, and applications, we will positively transform the health of all peoples and the biosphere in which we exist.
Transforming societies by setting the national standard for convergent, community-engaged research and creative activity.