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Study Examines Risk Mitigation of Climate Refugees

June 12, 2024

Kash Barker, a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received funding through the Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative to examine socio-economic vulnerability to climate change.

Wei Qin on a 2013 research cruise.

Oklahoma Researcher to Lead Pacific Ocean Scientific Cruise

June 04, 2024

Wei Qin, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Oklahoma, will study marine microbial ecology in the North Pacific thanks to a combined $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System.

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June 12, 2024

Study Examines Risk Mitigation of Climate Refugees

Kash Barker, a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received funding through the Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative to examine socio-economic vulnerability to climate change.


June 04, 2024

Oklahoma Researcher to Lead Pacific Ocean Scientific Cruise

Wei Qin, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Oklahoma, will study marine microbial ecology in the North Pacific thanks to a combined $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System.


June 04, 2024

OU Engineer Receives Grant to Tackle Aircraft Sustainment for Aging Fleets

The aging aviation fleet increases the urgency for efficient aircraft sustainment, a complex process. One OU Engineering professor is leading a new project funded by a $250,000 grant from The Knudsen Institute. The research is vital for aerospace and defense and supports Oklahoma's economic diversification into aerospace and related fields.


May 29, 2024

University of Oklahoma to Evaluate $36M Federal Grant to Strengthen State’s Early Childhood Systems

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Oklahoma has received a portion of a $36 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate strategies designed to strengthen educational support for Oklahoma’s children, ages birth through five years.


May 23, 2024

OU Researcher’s Study on the Transnational Policy Process Receives Top Honors

A study co-authored by Michelle Morais, Ph.D., an associate professor in the David L. Boren College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, has been awarded the best article of 2023 by the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice.


May 22, 2024

OU Professor Discusses Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Weather Forecasting

Amy McGovern, a professor in the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology and School of Computer Science and the director of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES) at OU, co-organized the session Enabling US Leadership in Artificial Intelligence for Weather during the National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate on May 13, 2024.


May 21, 2024

OU Leads $6.6M Data Assimilation Consortium to Improve Weather Forecasts and to Develop Workforce

The University of Oklahoma will lead a new multi-university Data Assimilation Consortium to improve weather forecasts using enhanced numerical weather prediction systems, recommended as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.


May 13, 2024

OU Researcher Unveils Book of Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns

Ghost towns have fascinated Jeffrey Schmidt, an associate professor of marketing and innovation at the University of Oklahoma, since the late 1990s. Now, after four years of academic research and road trips across the state, he has published Here Today: Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns, Vanishing Towns, and Towns Persisting against the Odds – a book that examines 100 interesting towns from the panhandle to the Red River.


May 08, 2024

New Study Finds Carbon-free Approach for Methane Transformation

A recent study, led by University of Oklahoma researcher Hanping Ding, Ph.D., has revealed a new way to convert methane into hydrogen and benzene, a finding that could reduce carbon emissions produced during chemical manufacturing.


May 06, 2024

Zhou Elected to International Academic Academy

Jizhong Zhou, Ph.D., George Lynn Cross Research Professor and Presidential Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, has been elected to Academia Europaea as one of the 365 elected eminent scholars in 2024. This election is another on a long list of accolades for Zhou, one of OU’s most prominent scientists, demonstrating his international impact and reputation.


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