“If you care about Oklahoma, if you care about our future, then you need to invest in OSSM. Because OSSM is creating innovators that are going to drive our economy in the future.” ~Scott Meacham, President & CEO, i2E Inc. (Innovation to Enterprise)
“OSSM prepared me for a petroleum engineering undergraduate program, helped me start my first semester of college as a sophomore and helped me have a higher GPA after that first semester. . . . I do not think I could be in the position I am in now without my early exposure and connections to the oil & gas industry made possible through the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. (See more alumni stories & reasons for giving here!)
Help grow the STEM pipeline for your organization by participating and partnering with OSSM!
- Sponsor a Program or Faculty Position to provide programs and needs for OSSM students and faculty beyond the limitations of public funding
- Speak to OSSM student body about career opportunities with your organization
- Mentor OSSM seniors interested in pursuing careers in your industry–These strong bonds will help bring them back as highly productive thought leaders in a few short years!
- Provide guest lecturers from your organization as arranged part of relevant OSSM courses or programs
- Volunteer with OSSM Admissions each spring, helping select the next incoming class
- Participate in Job Board postings to OSSM alumni/alumnae highly prepared in STEM fields
- Include OSSM in recruitment efforts to attract more highly qualified STEM people to your organization!
Contact OSSM Development Director Pam Felactu at (405) 522-7804 or pam.felactu@OSSM.edu to learn more!
Of the first nearly 1,800 students OSSM has graduated since 1992, almost half are still involved in completing their educational and professional training.
- More than half stayed in Oklahoma for undergraduate education
- More than half now in the work force are in Oklahoma and more are coming back home as quality jobs become available!
- Of those now in the workforce, approximately
- 1/3+ are practicing engineers
- 1/3 are in medicine/bioscience careers
- the rest are in computer & data science/MIS, research, physics & chemistry, education, applied & computational math, economics & finance, marketing, law and many other fields
- Some 85% are choosing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for their professions