Oklahoma education news in brief
Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
Three Oklahoma school districts have received grants from the U.S. Department of Education to establish or expand counseling programs. Keys Public Schools received about $360,000. Lane Elementary School received about $370,000. Stilwell Public Schools received about $400,000. District officials will be able to hire mental health professionals and increase student access to counselors, and parents will have a role in designing the programs.
School wins Target grant
Target Corp. has awarded a $15,000 grant to Greystone Lower Elementary School in northwest Oklahoma City. Principal Rochelle Converse said the funds will pay for early student interventions, parent training, educational materials, language development and literacy programs. Families will be able to create home libraries.
Tool design engineer wins honor
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has named an Oklahoma State University graduate the "Most Promising Engineer." Lauren Wolf was a 2009 industrial engineering graduate of OSU and a member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma. She earned a certificate in lean manufacturing from the Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence. Now, Wolf is a tool design engineer for the 787 Dreamliner at The Boeing Co. in Charleston, S.C. She is responsible for designing and modifying aerospace manufacturing tools.
OU student comes in second
A student at the University of Oklahoma placed in the top two in the country in the 2011-12 Architecture and Engineering of Sustainable Buildings Student Design Competition. Andrew Stevens, who is pursing his master's degree in architecture, received $2,000. Also, his faculty sponsor, Lee Fithian, received a $500 prize. Stevens was honored for a project where he redesigned the Norman city complex through sustainable means.
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