OSSM Alumnus Plays Part in NASA’s Mars Helicopter

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced today the involvement of one of its alumni in NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter. Ingenuity is a small robotic helicopter that has been located on Mars since February 18. It is the first aircraft on Mars and is intended to make the first powered and fully controlled atmospheric flight, from takeoff to landing, on any planet beyond Earth. NASA launched the helicopter on Monday, April 19. As it did, the aircraft carried with it ties to Oklahoma.

When NASA was designing the first flying

Looking forward to celebrating 30 years of Awesome outcomes with OSSM’s 30th Anniversary Quantum Experience 2022!

Due to issues stemming from COVID-19, we deeply regret QE 2020 had to be postponed indefinitely.

Please get ready, though, to help celebrate OSSM’s 30th Anniversary with Quantum Experience in 2022!

We are so grateful to all our QE sponsors and supporters and look so forward to sharing a thrilling celebration with you next

Class of 2000 alumna Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq, MD making this a better place to be

Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq

We are so proud to see OSSM alumna Dr. Jihan Abdul-Haqq highlighted in the April 19, 2020 issue of the Sunday Oklahoman for her outstanding work in medicine here in Oklahoma City. Many of Jihan’s patients are low-income, and she treats all her patients with a heart for helping. She appeared on the front cover of the Outlook 2020

OSSM alumnus on front lines of researching COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Rhiju Das

“The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway.”


Rhiju Das, Ph.D. is a physicist/biochemist leading the Das Lab at Stanford. He

Inasmuch Foundation partnership pivotal!

Long-time honored OSSM partner, the Inasmuch Foundation, has awarded $100,000 to continue transforming student lives across Oklahoma in 2020 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!!!

OSSM Alums pledge to match other Alumni gifts aimed at securing best faculty at OSSM

An investment in acquiring, retaining, and strengthening Computer Science instruction at OSSM is an investment in securing critical digital leadership for Oklahoma and the United States, now and into the future.”

Brenton Phillips, Software Engineer at Oracle, Class of ‘94

If you are an alum of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, you well know what the advanced qualifications and accomplishment of OSSM’s largely Ph.D. faculty mean for students. You may also be aware of the difficult time we

Boeing continues its strong support of rigorous STEM education at OSSM

Many grateful thanks to The Boeing Company for its steadfast support to strengthen OSSM’s ability to provide rigorous STEM curriculum for high school juniors and seniors, both at our main residential campus in Oklahoma City and our Regional Center programs in rural areas of the state such as Enid and Altus. (OSSM also operates Regional Centers in Drumright, Muskogee, Poteau, Tahlequah/Stilwell, and

Kirkpatrick Foundation help students develop artistic talents & interests along with strong STEM academics

We are so deeply grateful to the Kirkpatrick Foundation for continuing its strong support for OSSM’s robust Fine Arts program with a generous $20,000 grant for the 2019/2020 school year!

Fine Arts programming allows OSSM students to find relief from the rigors of their full college-level academic loads while also continuing to develop their talents and interest in music, drawing, painting, dance, and more.

The Kirkpatrick Foundation’s strong support means such