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OSU FPST Alumnus Will Serve as President of ASSP

STILLWATER, Okla. – For the first time in over 100 years, an Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Safety Technology alumnus will serve as president of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Rixio Medina was recently elected to serve as president starting July 1, 2018 and will serve through June 30, 2019.

Sam Wang Appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

(STILLWATER, Okla., January 15, 2018) Dr. Sam Wang, Dale F. Janes Endowed Associate Professor in Fire Protection and Safety at Oklahoma State University has been appointed as an associate editor and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. He began this role in January 2018.  

Professor Wang Attend Industry-Led Workshop to Learn Process Safety Best Practices

HOUSTON, Texas – Jan. 11, 2018 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of world’s the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, along with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), recently teamed up to teach college professors about process safety best practices so they can in turn better prepare their students for entering the chemical and refining industries.

Leslie Stockel Named ASSE Region III 2018 Safety Professional of the Year

(Hurst, Texas, September 11, 2017) The American Society of Safety Engineers Region III has announced their selection for the 2018 Safety Professional of the Year.  Each year, the ASSE Region III (Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma) presents the Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award to a member who has been nominated by their local chapter and selected by a committee of his/her peers.  The SPY is awarded to a member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the safety field while making significant contributions to the society as well as advancing the safety professio

Assistant Dean Ed Kirtley Leads Summer Trip to South Africa


Professor Stockel Elected ASSE Region III North Area Director

(STILLWATER, Okla., July 26, 2017) – Leslie Rex Stockel was elected American Society of Safety Engineers Region III  North Area Director during the 2017 society elections. In her role, Stockel will assist the Region III Vice President Steve Gray (OSU Alum ’98) to support and lead seven local ASSE chapters across Oklahoma,  Arkansas, and northern Texas.

Dr. Wang's Research Featured by Advances in Engineering

(STILLWATER, Okla., April 29, 2017) – Dr.

OSU FPST Students Win National Scholarships from the ASSE Foundation

(STILLWATER, Okla., March 27, 2017) Two Fire Protection and Safety Technology students have been awarded scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

Katharine Jolly was awarded the UPS scholarship and the Archie Moore Scholarship. These combined scholarships totaled over $6000 in funds to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses.

Hongen Zhou was award the Nick D. Yin Scholarship which included $3000 in funds to be used for educational expenses.

OSU’s Fire Protection and Safety Partners with University in China

(STILLWATER, Okla., March 2, 2017) – Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology (FPSET) program established a joint degree between OSU and Southwest Jiaotong University in China. A signing ceremony with the presidents and deans of both universities will take place in Chengdu, China, in April.

Graduate Program Announcement

(STILLWATER, Okla., December 6, 2016) It is with great pleasure to announce that the Graduate Program in Fire Safety and Explosion Protection (FSEP) was officially approved in the State Regents’ meeting on December 1, 2016. This is a milestone event in the history of OSU Fire Protection & Safety.