Boeing challenges OSSM students

Engineers and other STEM professionals from Boeing OKC visited some 140 junior and senior students at the Oklahoma School of Science Mathematics today, challenging them to design, build, and test a prototype of an airplane wing.

Students briefly reviewed the physics of flight and spent the afternoon working together in teams, using their creativity and basic home and office supplies to design

Legacy gift establishes the Professor Jon Campbell Memorial Computer Science Prize

OSSM Professor Jon Campbell, circa early 1990s

One year ago today, the OSSM family lost one of our own when former professor Jon Campbell passed away. 

Professor Campbell was very special to OSSM and its early alums and is greatly missed by many.  As the school’s first computer science instructor, he built the school’s original computer system in 1990 which, as one

OSSM alumnus encouraging other alums to double their giving impact!

OSSM Class of 1997 alumnus, Dr. Bryan Eastin, has pledged to match all gifts given by OSSM alumni/alumnae before December 31 for Class Faculty Awards up to a total of $50,000!!! 

“My fellow OSSM alumni,

A school is only as good as its teachers.  Faculty awards help to cover the gap between what Oklahoma will pay and what OSSM needs to pay to continue to

Boeing grant to improve STEM in rural Oklahoma

Many thanks to our corporate partner Boeing for its outstanding support!

Boeing recently announced it is awarding the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) a $75,000 grant for Advanced Calculus and Physics for rural students in the Enid and Altus areas.

OSSM currently has eight Regional Centers (Drumright, Enid, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Poteau, Stilwell, Tahlequah and Wayne) which provide advanced educational

Inasmuch Foundation “Awesome” OSSM partner!

Long-time honored OSSM partner, the Inasmuch Foundation, has awarded $100,000 to continue transforming student lives across Oklahoma in 2019 through advanced academics they receive at OSSM!   The Inasmuch investment will help OSSM retain and hire the outstanding, largely PhD faculty whose skill and dedication make OSSM what it is.   Thank you, Inasmuch Foundation!!!

GE Summer Science Academy in the news!

Many thanks to the GE Foundation, OCAST, and all our friends at Baker Hughes–A GE Company for providing a fantastic week-long summer STEM camp experience at OSSM for 61 students from across the state!  See The Oklahoman’s newsok.com article and video HERE!

Student makes discovery in chemistry

George Wang (OSSM Class of 2018; Jenks H.S.) with his OSSM Chemistry professor, Dr. Fazlur Rahman.  Wang discovered carbon atoms can make more chemical bonds than ever thought. (Photo by Emily Wendler, StateImpact Oklahoma; reprinted with permission.)  (See story HERE!)

OSSM mourns passing of Senator Penny Williams

We at OSSM are deeply saddened at the passing of one of our original legislative champions and longest-serving friends, supporters, and advocates, Senator Penny Williams.  She, along with Senators Bernice Shedrick and Rodger Randle, the Honorable Robert Henry, and others championed legislation creating OSSM which Governor George Nigh signed into law in 1983.  She worked with Chairman Dan Little and Founding President Emerita Dr. Edna Manning for more than 25 years since OSSM was established, and has

2018 Quantum Experience was “Awesome!!”

OSSM chairman Dan Little (left) and Dr. Gregory Petsko

OSSM’s 2018 Quantum Experience on Thursday, April 5, was a truly Awesome evening!  Students welcomed guests to an exciting reception and then escorted them to a scrumptious dinner in the OSSM Great Hall.  OSSM Foundation chairman Joel Champlin welcomed everyone as

Boeing strengthening OSSM pre-engineering curriculum

Boeing is helping develop more engineers, computer scientists, and other STEM professionals in Oklahoma by strengthening OSSM’s pre-engineering curriculum with a recent gift of $80,000!  Boeing’s investment is underwriting a new Engineering Seminar course at OSSM and helping provide other core pre-engineering, high level math, physics, and computer science courses that will help ensure OSSM seniors go on to their chosen college courses of