TULSA, Oklahoma -- Oklahoma State University -Tulsa received a $250,000 gift for new equipment to provide lab students and research faculty with the latest equipment on Wednesday. American Electric Power Foundation – on behalf of the Public Service Company of Oklahoma – presented the gift to the Helmerich Research Center.
The Center houses laboratories for faculty and grad students who focus on developments in nanotechnology, biosciences, energy and aerospace. In return for the quarter-million dollar gift, OSU-Tulsa will name a seminar room located in the Center the "Public Service Company of Oklahoma Seminar Room."
"We are grateful for the AEP Foundation's commitment to OSU in Tulsa and the potentially life-changing research our faculty and graduate students are doing here," Barnett said.
"This gift is an investment in the Helmerich Research Center, as well as the new products and technologies our researchers will create for the benefit of the Tulsa community and the entire state."
Stuart Solomon, president and chief operating officer for Public Service Company of Oklahoma, said the company hopes to provide students and researchers with new avenues of exploration.
"Through our combined resources, OSU-Tulsa's students and faculty can develop innovative technologies, create new companies and help keep educated workers in the state," Solomon said.