2021 OSU announces launch of aerospace research institute

At the OSU DISCOVERY Building in Oklahoma City’s Innovation District, Oklahoma State University unveiled the state’s first aerospace research institute in August.

The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) will support aerospace industry in the state and beyond.

Due to industry demand, aviation is one of the fastest-growing programs in the OSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences. To reach OSU constituents across the state, OAIRE will expand OSU aerospace research and course offerings in Oklahoma City at OSU DISCOVERY and in Tulsa at the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center. 

This will allow students greater access to OSU’s undergraduate and graduate programs, which will be tailored to meet the needs of the aerospace sector in the surrounding area. Professionals seeking aerospace-related degrees can take aerospace or systems engineering core courses in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or Stillwater. 

With the largest and oldest aerospace engineering program in the state, OSU has long been a global leader in aerospace, defense and aviation research, conducting large-scale research with the FAA, Air Force, Navy, Army, and Special Operations Command. 
OSU faculty members conduct research with such industry partners as Boeing, Pratt and Whitney, Kratos, Skydweller, Zivco, Frontier Electronics Corp., Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Toyota and many others.