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 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 host, and

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

Inasmuch Foundation driving excellence in STEM education

The Inasmuch Foundation is helping drive excellence in Oklahoma education with a $100,000 grant supporting OSSM’s faculty retention program in 2018.  The Inasmuch investment will go a long way to help OSSM do what it does best–provide bright, motivated high school juniors and seniors interested in STEM with an advanced, highly rigorous curriculum taught by a largely PhD faculty.  OSSM works because it is a public/private partnership.  Many

Amazon gift to support OSSM tech needs

Amazon made its first Oklahoma STEM school donation, a generous gift of $15,000, to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.  Amazon’s investment will help the school provide wireless internet to its students to encourage collaboration and exploration.  We look forward to partnering with this amazing company–Thank you Amazon!

Devon Energy aids teaching & learning with Smart Boards

Devon Energy Corp. donated $30,000 to install smartboards in the Manning Academic Center at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City.  Biology professor Brent Richards said knowing that every classroom in the building has the same equipment will make a big difference for him and the rest of the faculty.  He uses the projectors to show live dissections

Summer training for middle school math & science teachers


Thanks to generous support from long-time sponsors The Sarkeys Foundation, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, some 80 middle school math and science teachers from more than 70