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Oklahoma: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

23 Award Highlights found :: Oklahoma

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a cliff swallow nest on a highway bridge

Cliff swallows adapt to urban living

Highway underpass perches provide a case study in evolutionary change...

Research Areas: Biology

introductory biology project logo

Building a better introductory biology course

Faculty group begins redesigning undergraduate course ...

Research Areas: Biology, Education

a carpenter bee visits chasteberry flowers

Honeybees and alcohol don't mix

Stress levels increase in honeybees exposed to alcohol...

Research Areas: Biology

a painted bunting wears a geologger

Tracking Animals on the Move

Program uses inexpensive technologies and training programs to study migration patterns ...

Research Areas: Biology

radar images of an ef-5 tornado that hit greensburg, kansas

The Eye of a Violent Tornado

The center of a powerful tornado extends to the very top of the storm ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

researchers use plant models to study biomass increases in feedstocks

Bigger Blades of Grass

Key gene could improve biomass yield in switchgrass and other feedstocks...

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment

researcher observes switchgrass plants

Biofuels Research for the Classroom

A plant biologist's online lessons help students connect research to applications...

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment

students perform pop goes the fizz experiment

Starbase: Making Science Real

Oklahoma program offers students hands-on activities related to renewable energy ...

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment

the milky way

Mapping the Milky Way's Oxygen Distribution

Findings help researchers locate pockets of oxygen throughout the star system ...

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space

ominous clouds form a supercell thunderstorm

Toward More Rapid Thunderstorm Alerts

Distinctive, repetitive features provide new tools to diagnose storm behavior...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

graph of tornado reflectivity

Discovering Why Tornadoes Form

Simulations of supercell thunderstorms provide answers to fundamental questions....

Research Areas: Computing, Earth & Environment

Researcher in field measuring large tornado in distance

Identifying Severe Weather Outbreaks Earlier

Thanks to new research, we can learn about tornadoes at least three days before they appear...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Computing

mobile museum

Mobile Museum Brings Science to Rural Oklahoma

Rolling exhibit focuses on bioenergy and interactive activities....

Research Areas: Education

CyberCorps logo

Cultivating a Federal CyberSecurity Force

Cyber Corps supports federal information technology activities....

Research Areas: Computing

storm simulation

Supercomputers Identify Supercell Storms and Tornadoes

University of Oklahoma faculty and students use advanced data-mining techniques to identify tornado triggers...

Research Areas: Computing, Earth & Environment

single proteins

Single Protein Molecules Caught In the Act

A new material that rapidly identifies and analyzes proteins has applications in medicine, energy and security. ...

Research Areas: Biology, Engineering

c elegans

Little Glow Worm Makes Science Glimmer

Tiny, fluorescing C. elegans is making science fun for kids and helping researchers understand nervous system diseases....

Research Areas: Education, Biology

Drs. Yunwen Wang, Visiting Research Scholar and Tim Samuels, Senior Molecular Genetics Specialist, working together to isolate DNA molecular markers. Credit: James Wicksted, OK.

Developing Molecular Markers to Create the Next Generation of Biofuels

Oklahoma State University researchers are developing molecular markers, which help to identify a particular sequence of DNA, to map the switchgrass genome....

Research Areas: Biology

 soldiers placing explosives

Improved Spectral Fingerprints for Explosive Materials

Researchers develop new technology for identifying spectral fingerprints that will provide for more exact substance identification, including conclusive identification of explosive materials....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Mathematics

Photo of an astronaut

Astronaut Inspires Future Women Scientists

More than 500 students and 90 teachers from 60 Oklahoma schools visited the Science Museum Oklahoma for its 2009 Women in Science conference....

Research Areas: Education, Astronomy & Space

Photo of flies

Fruit Fly Research Promotes Elementary School Science Teaching and Learning

Elementary school teachers participate in inquiry-based learning at Oklahoma summer science camps....

Research Areas: Biology, Education

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Nanotechnology in Oklahoma Classrooms

Graduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics fellows are taking cutting-edge science into K-12 schools as a the focus of the NSF Graduate STEM Fellowships in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program....

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Physics, Education

Photo of kids conducting a biology experiment

Oklahoma Project Stimulates Interest in Biotech Studies

The SEEDBed (Stimulating Enthusiasm, Exploration and Discovery through Biotechnology Education) project at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Oklahoma is encouraging middle and high school students to pursue biotechnology related careers....

Research Areas: Education, Biology, Engineering

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