Accomplishments

Recent Accomplishments:

Department

  • Paul Walden, a Biochemistry student, completed an undergraduate research project at OUHSC and made a presentation  at the 2013 Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science. He received 1st Place in the Biochemistry and Biophysics section.

Dr. Len Feuerhelm

  • Advisory Board member of Oklahoma Interfaith Power and Light (OK-IPL)
  • Presented the keynote address, “Can a Scientist be a Christian?” at the 2012 Ohio Valley University Bible Lectureship, and conducted two classes—one entitled “How the Universe has Grown!”, and the other with Dr. James Baird, entitled “Anthropic Coincidences:  Someone has been Monkeying with the Laws of Physics”.
Dr. Chris Austin
  • Attended the 2013-2014 Professors' Leadership Academy (ela), University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.
  • Serving as mentor at the 2014-2015 Professors' Leadership Academy (ela), University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.
Dr. Howard Vogel
  • Co-authored the technical article:
    • Luttrell, W. E. and Vogel, H.  (2014). Toxic tips:  nicotine.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, In Press.
  • Co-taught with Dr. Amanda Nichols: "In Cold Blood: A Brief Introduction to Forensics", Honors Academy 2014.
Dr. Amanda Nichols
  • Co-authored the following papers:
    • Lowry, D., Austin, C., Nichols, A. “Assessing the Process of Becoming a Scientist”                                           Journal for Transformative Learning, 2(1), 31-35, 2012-2013.
    • Luttrell, B., Nichols, A. "Toxic Tips: Ammonium Perchlorate." Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, 20(2), 40-42, March/April 2013.
  • Attended the 2012-2013 Professors' Leadership Academy (ela), University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Dr. Bill Luttrell

  • Co-authored the following technical papers with OC students:
    • Luttrell, W. E. and Bryce B.  (2014).  Toxic tips:  bis-phenol A.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, In Press.

    •  Luttrell, W. E. and LaGrow, A. L.  (2014).  Toxic tips:  acetone.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 21(3), 29-31.

    • Luttrell, W. E. and LaGrow, A. L. (2014).  Toxic tips:  acrylonitrile.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 21(1), 34-36.

    • Luttrell, W. E. and Sizemore, C.  (2013).  Toxic tips:  1,3-butadiene.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 20(3), 54-56.

    • Luttrell, W. E. and Wood, J. W.  (2013).  Toxic tips:  propylene oxide.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 20(1), 55-56. 

  • Authored the following technical paper:
    • Luttrell, W. E.  (2014).  Toxic tips:  nitrogen dioxide.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 21(2), 28-30.
    • Luttrell, W. E.  (2013).  Toxic tips:  vinyl acetate.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 20(6), 35-37.

    • Luttrell, W. E.  (2013).  Toxic tips:  isobutylene.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 20(5), 35-37.

    • Luttrell, W. E.  (2013).  Toxic tips:  ammonium nitrate.  Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 20(4), 38-39.

  • Presented:
    • Luttrell, W. E. (2013).  Effects of a Series of Ketone Compounds on Liver Microsomal Carboxylesterase Activity in Mice--What are the Implications for Workers?  Presented on May 20, 2013, 2:00-2:30 PM during Topics in Occupational Health Technical Session at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition, May 18-23, 2013, Montreal, Canada. 
  • Grants funded:
    • 2014 In Vitro and In Vivo Effects of a Series of Ketone Compounds on Liver Microsomal Aniline Hydroxylase Activity in Mice, Oklahoma Christian University Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
    • 2013-2014 Technical Advisor and External Reviewer on the Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) Project for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through Title IV of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970.
  • Attended the 2013 Educators’ Leadership Academy (ela), University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.