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University of Oklahoma Joins U.S. Space Command’s Academic Engagement Enterprise

April 15, 2024

The University of Oklahoma has been selected to join the U.S. Space Command's Academic Engagement Enterprise. This program fosters collaboration between the Space Command’s enterprise and academic institutions to cultivate space-focused research, innovation and education.

Jenkins-Smith, left, with research collaborators from the OU Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis

Americans Supportive but Misinformed About Fusion Energy's Promise

April 09, 2024

Research led by Hank Jenkins-Smith, director of the Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Oklahoma, explores American adults’ perceptions of fusion energy. This first-of-its-kind study reveals broad public support from respondents, but their limited knowledge of the technology and frequent misconceptions could pose a challenge to those seeking to develop fusion energy in the U.S.

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April 15, 2024

University of Oklahoma Joins U.S. Space Command’s Academic Engagement Enterprise

The University of Oklahoma has been selected to join the U.S. Space Command's Academic Engagement Enterprise. This program fosters collaboration between the Space Command’s enterprise and academic institutions to cultivate space-focused research, innovation and education.


April 11, 2024

Energy-Focused Proposals Mid-FY24 Report

For the last two fiscal years, the Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems has been tracking the University of Oklahoma’s progress toward the goal of achieving sustainable, affordable and secure energy, in part by reviewing recent research proposal activity. This report represents an analysis of the EES-designated proposals.


April 11, 2024

OU Researcher Receives $3.1M Grant for Clean Hydrogen Technologies

Hanping Ding, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Department of Energy through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to further research in clean hydrogen production. The funding is part of a $750 million effort in President Biden’s Investing in American agenda.


April 10, 2024

Nine Sooners Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five current students at the University of Oklahoma, four from the Gallogly College of Engineering and one from the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, as well as four OU alumni, have been named 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.


April 09, 2024

Americans Supportive but Misinformed About Fusion Energy's Promise

Research led by Hank Jenkins-Smith, director of the Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Oklahoma, explores American adults’ perceptions of fusion energy. This first-of-its-kind study reveals broad public support from respondents, but their limited knowledge of the technology and frequent misconceptions could pose a challenge to those seeking to develop fusion energy in the U.S.


March 21, 2024

OVPRP’s Strategic Equipment Investment Program Funds Three New Proposals

Three proposals have been funded by the Strategic Equipment Investment Program from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships. Equipment purchased under this program is expected to advance research and creative activities at the University of Oklahoma.


March 20, 2024

OU-Led Study Receives Best Paper Award From Unconventional Resources Conference

A study led by University of Oklahoma researchers has been selected for a 2023 best paper award in the Advanced Formation Evaluation technical program theme from the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference.


March 14, 2024

Cool Insights: Research Explores How Brains Perceive Temperature

Christian Lemon, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, often thinks about temperature sensation and the brain when eating a chilled mint cookie. Now, research from his lab funding by the National Institutes of Health that examines oral temperature perception has been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.


March 13, 2024

OU Professor Awarded Funding to Study Predictions for High-Impact Climate Futures

Kathy Pegion, associate professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, has been awarded funding for her project to examine whether initialized multi-year to decadal predictions can better predict high-impact climate futures than uninitialized projections.


March 12, 2024

OU Biomedical Engineers Collaborate on DARPA Brain Stimulation Study

OU Engineering professors Lei Ding, Ph.D., and Han Yuan, Ph.D, are part of an interdisciplinary team awarded a $12 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the Department of Defense.


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