OSU Research Matters is a bi-weekly look inside the work of Oklahoma State University faculty, staff and students. The show showcases the impact of OSU's research on everyday life. Find out more at research.okstate.edu
Oklahoma State University professor creates software for researchers to easily publish articles
Oklahoma State University associate professor, Dr. Steph Link, is a first-generation American and a first-generation college student. Dr. Link admittedly struggled with academic language, but found success in the applied linguistics field. She used her own experiences to create a research writing software called Dissemity.
In this episode, Meghan Robinson speaks with Dr. Link about her software, which uses modules to break down academic writing for researchers in all stages of their education.
3D printing can help heal broken bones, and maybe new organs
There are countless uses for 3D printing, but can it be used to improve the world of healthcare?
In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Sewell speaks with Dr. James Smay, a professor at OSU's College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT). They discuss how 3D printing can be used to fix broken bones and the possibility of it being used for organ transplants in the future.
An autonomous boat helps monitor water quality, predicting when toxic algae may form
According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, only 3% of the water in the world is fresh and of that, only half a percent is available for our use. Due to modern-day pollution from industries and run off from agricultural farmlands, natural water sources such as lakes when not properly maintained can be harmful to our life by exposing us to polluted drinking water, contaminated food sources, and can even be harmful when swimming.
In this episode, Meghan Robinson speaks with Muwanika Jdiobe, a PhD candidate at Oklahoma State’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. He has developed an autonomous boat that helps monitor water quality around the state.
How Oklahoma State University leverages its research to drive economic development
Research is a key component to Oklahoma State University’s land grant mission.
In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Sewell — the school's Vice President of Research — talks with Senior VP of Operations, Zach Miles and Senior Associate VP for Technology and Economic Development Jerome Loughridge about how universities (with emphasis on OSU) leverage their facilities, personnel, students, tools, and resources to drive economic development and diversification across the globe. From unique assets available on campus to providing real-world opportunities for students, universities form the basis for many successful economies around the world.
Dr. Sewell, Jerome Loughridge and Zach Miles will be speaking more in depth on how OSU leverages their research and facilities at 'Research On Tap' — Monday, March 21 at Iron Monk Brewery in Stillwater. The informal discussion is open to the public and starts at 5:30 p.m.
How to protect your property and belongings from wildfires
Wildfire season in Oklahoma is November into early April. The winter months are dry, and March has proven to be the windiest month in the state. On top of this, Oklahoma has been experiencing a drought, putting Oklahomans at a bigger risk for wildfires.
In this episode, Meghan Robinson speaks with John Weir, a fire ecology specialist with OSU Extension., about wildfire risks and how you can protect your property and belongings.
A scientific look at the psychology of friendship
Everyone has a friend, but what exactly makes someone good at being a friend? Dr. Jaimie Krems, an assistant professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University, studies the meaning of friendship. We take a scientific look at the psychology of friendship and discuss the surprising answers to some of our biggest friendship questions.
In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Sewell — the school's Vice President of Research — talks with Dr. Krems to discuss what exactly is a friend.