Quantum Experience

Quantum Experience 2020

Benefiting the Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics Faculty Endowment

EVENING GALA        Tuesday, April 7, 2020

  • Reception 6pm (OSSM Library)
  • Dinner & Program 7pm (OSSM Great Hall)

Earlier ACADEMIC LECTURE will be open to public with RSVP at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Auditorium at OSSM (Lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall!)

Keynote Speaker

“Faster than a calculator!”

Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D., Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

“Mathemagician” Extraordinaire!

Dr. Benjamin has been highlighted many, many times by organizations such as The Princeton Review (The Best 300 Professors), The New York Times, People Magazine, USA Today, and Reader’s Digest and has done several Ted Talk’s, one of which has over 19 million views!

Helpful hotel links


SHOCK WAVE – $50,000

Bryan Eastin, PhD (OSSM Class of 1997)


Carleen and Jerry Burger

BINARY TREE – $10,000

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

Dan Little


Alpha Plus Systems, Inc.

Chickasaw Nation

Molly and Paul Wehrenberg

Allen Wise

ACTIVE CELL – $2,500

Linda and Lance Benham

The Boeing Company

Oklahoma Natural Gas, a Division of ONE Gas, Inc.

Presbyterian Health Foundation

Jeri and Warren Thomas

Yukon Door & Plywood


Joan Frates

Mary Spencer


INTEGRIS Cancer Institute

Katherine and Rex Ishikawa

Carol and Don Kaspereit

Lt. Col. Charles Laubach (OSSM Class of 1999)

Dr. Raha Nael (OSSM Class of 1997)

Drs. Rajagopal Ramesh & Anupama Munshi


Katie Altshuler

Gloria and Dr. Robert Anderson

Loyd Benson

Dr. Pat Capra

Katherine and Paul Ellgen

Stella Han

Seyan and John Hefner

Jeff and Dr. Tanna Shaw Hoopingarner

Carol and Mark Lester

Kathleen and William Martin

W. DeVier Pierson

Dr. John A. Robinson

Linda and Bill Rodgers

Sen. Gary Stanislawski

Dr. Gant Ward (OSSM Class of 1994)

Bruzzy Westheimer

Many thanks to our additional major 2019-2020 partners!

  • Inasmuch Foundation – Helping OSSM retain its outstanding, largely Ph.D. faculty
  • The Boeing Company – OSSM Regional Center and Virtual Regional Center Programs
  • OGE Energy – Sponsoring Computer Science faculty position
  • H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust – General Operating
  • Sarkeys Foundation – Helping train Oklahoma middle school math teachers through OSSM’s Summer Math Teachers’ Institute
  • ConocoPhillips & Phillips 66 – helping train Oklahoma middle school science teachers through OSSM’s Summer Science Teachers’ Institute (23 years!!)
  • Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation – Helping OSSM retain its outstanding faculty
  • Kirkpatrick Foundation – Underwriting OSSM’s robust Fine Arts program
  • OSSM Parents Association – Providing a variety of enrichment activities for all current OSSM students