Community Outreach

Math, Science, and Engineering Summer Academy

ORU has been awarded a grant by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to host a free week long summer academy for students entering 8th and 9th grade.  Click here for an application.

The professors who will be teaching are:

Dominic Halsmer, Professor of Engineering, and Director of the Center for Faith and Learning

Catherine Klehm, Associate Professor of Chemistry

John Korstad, Professor of Biology

Andrew Lang, Professor of Mathematics, and Chair of the Computing and Mathematics Department

John Matsson, Professor of Engineering, and Chair of the Engineering Department

Joel Gaikwad, Associate Professor of Biology, and Chair of the Biology and Chemistry Department

We'll be teaching various science things, building rockets, doing DNA labs, going on field trips (observatory, nature center, etc.)

  • Build and launch rockets
  • Investigate a crime scene using DNA
  • Break secret codes using cryptology
  • Take a field trip to explore space and natural science
  • Spend a week at a college campus
  • Enjoy sports and fun activities

The academy is open to all Oklahoma resident 8th and 9th graders, so if you are interested, please apply! First deadline: April 3, 2015; second deadline: May 1, 2015. For more information, call Dr. Matsson at 918.495.6935.