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Guardians of the Grid: Young linemen find ‘life on the lines’ to be challenging and rewarding.

By Mary Logan-Wolf | Originally published in Oklahoma Living

Like a lot of kids fresh out of high school, Arlan Penrice graduated with a question mark over his future. After some pondering, he thought he’d study to become an electrician at the OSU Institute of Technology (OSUIT) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, a move that would provide useful trade skills plus an associate degree. He mentioned his plan to his neighbor, and as Penrice recalled, the man didn’t mince words.

Ginnie Graham: Combat veteran paints to help fellow graphic design students

By Ginnie Graham | Originally published in Tulsa World

Sgt. Legrand Strickland felt a calling for a couple of things: design and combat.

Speaking about his contribution to Friday’s ArtPlus exhibit and art sale to benefit students in the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s School of Visual Communication, he speaks softly but passionately about both.

Is The "T" In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

By Dr. Bill R. Path | Originally published in Forbes

One thing is certain, in higher education, we love a good acronym. Our college campuses are absolutely littered with them. It seems like the name of every department, degree, course, and building are shortened to a convenient set of letters—making up a secret code students must learn to decipher. So, it is not strange at all that the STEM acronym was so easily incorporated into the educational environment of truncated vernacular.

Cooking advice from OSUIT chef instructors makes Thanksgiving simple

By Jessica Rodrigo | Originally published in Tulsa World

Thanksgiving meals prepared by trained chefs and home cooks aren’t that different. There are side dishes, desserts and, of course, a turkey.

Culinary students volunteer at Oklahoma Sugar Art Show

Every year, students from OSU Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts volunteer their time during the two day event to help out with everything from loading and unloading cakes, running errands for organizers and cake artists, assisting during cooking demos, and monitoring the cakes while on display to the public.

Career Encounters to showcase OSUIT's hands-on programs

High school seniors, CareerTech students and adult learners are encouraged to attend Career Encounters to get an up-close, first-hand look at the is wide range of programs OSUIT has to offer on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

OSUIT Assessment Center receives national recognition

OSU Institute of Technology Assessment Center has achieved national status as a leader in excellent testing practices through its test certification from the National College Testing Association (NCTA).


Two OSUIT grads experience culture and culinary arts in Germany

Donetta Sessions and Rebecca Smay, who both just graduated from the School of Culinary Arts in August, spent their last semester abroad completing their internships in Germany.

Patterson first student in M-Power program to graduate from OSUIT

In the case of student Danielle Patterson, the M-Power program really lived up to its name. Patterson started in the workforce training program to help her better improve her life skills and job skills.

New outdoor lab provides Pipeline Integrity students real world experience

From a layman’s perspective, the Phillips 66 Pipeline Integrity Outdoor Lab is relatively nondescript, save for a few large pipes on the ground.