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OSU-Tulsa, OSU-CHS receive record OCAST grants

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 6, 2013 at 11:52 am •  Published: July 6, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A state agency has awarded more than $750,000 in grants to four researchers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

The grants by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology are the largest ever presented to OSU in Tulsa. They are for engineering and health research at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center and the Health Sciences Center.

The largest single grant, totaling $300,000, is for development of a light-weight, strong material for use in aircraft, automobiles and military equipment.

Since 2008, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS have received more than $1.5 million from OCAST, which encourages innovation in existing and developing businesses in Oklahoma. OCAST provides funding to universities and businesses help with cutting-edge research in engineering and health sciences that benefit the state's economy.