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Five SWOSU Students Highlighted in OCAST-SWOSU Intern Program

07.22.2016
Zack McGill, HSI Sensing Engineering Manager works with Amanda Adney of Clinton and Travis Carroll of McLoud. The pair also works with HSI Sensing Product Development Engineer Eddie Shearer.
Zack McGill, HSI Sensing Engineering Manager works with Amanda Adney of Clinton and Travis Carroll of McLoud. The pair also works with HSI Sensing Product Development Engineer Eddie Shearer.

A group of Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in Weatherford are working this summer as interns with three Oklahoma industry and private sector partners with the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).

Amanda Adney of Clinton, Travis Carroll of McLoud, Didier Khoo of Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia, Forrest Witt of Ripley and Payton Wright of Elk City are working at: Analytical Research Labs, Children’s Center and Rehabilitation Hospital and HSI Sensing.

Witt, majoring in biology, and Wright, majoring in chemistry, perform pharmaceutical research at the Analytical Research Labs. Their main research goal is the development of new analytical methods for pharmaceutical compounds.

Khoo, majoring in music therapy, accomplishes her research on the effectiveness and potentials of  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices and Assistive Technology (AT) Devices in the music therapy setting at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital (TCCRH).

Adney and Carroll, both majoring in engineering technology, complete their research and development on time domain reflectometry at HSI Sensing.

The five SWOSU interns were provided financial support from OCAST. Securing grants for the students were SWOSU faculty Dr. Andrea Holgado, Dr. Sophia Lee and Brad Bryant.