OSU collects funds for security research

Friday, October 29th 2004, 9:40 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State officials say they've tripled the amount of money state regents provided for homeland security research.

The state Regents for Higher Education have given OSU $11.5-million and the school has secured another $40-million in outside funding.

OSU vice president Stephen McKeever says OSU is using the money for sensor research and is earning national and international recognition.

OSU researchers have developed sensors to detect biological or chemical agents that could be used in a terrorist attack. The school has also been awarded research contracts from NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the US Department of Agriculture.