OK-RMSP Grants Keep Campbell Busy


Dr. Brian Campbell, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, has been a busy person, thanks to grants from the Oklahoma Rural Mathematics and Science Partnership program.  

Campbell has been working with the grant for the past two years with Clinton Public Schools and will have a third year with the Darlington School District starting this summer.  Each year the grant is worth between $250,000 and $300,000.

Campbell—along with Dr. Warren Moseley of the SWOSU Computer Science Department and high school science teacher/workshop participant Amy Bymaster of Amber—recently attended and had two presentations at the international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, held in Orlando, Florida. 

Campbell was also invited to participate in the National Mathematics and Science Partnership meeting in Seattle, Wash. Dr. Robbie McCarty, assistant professor in the SWOSU Chemistry & Physics Department, attended the meeting in his place.

McCarty and Campbell then presented at the National Science Teacher Association meeting in Anaheim, Ca.

McCarty, Bymaster, and Marie Pool and Linda Thomas, both of Clinton Public Schools, recently presented at the Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Partnership Program, held at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.

The OK-RMSP grants come from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The grants provide funding for a yearlong program intended to increase content knowledge, update teaching methods, and create standards-based mathematics and science lessons for K-12 teachers in rural western Oklahoma. 

The funding is part of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 monies. 

For additional information, contact Campbell at 580.774.3118 or by email at brian.campbell@swosu.edu.