Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Partners with Oklahoma State University to Launch the Mechanical and Physical Properties Testing Lab in the New ENDEAVOR Facility

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) have joined forces to help establish The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s (CEAT) Mechanical and Physical Properties Testing Lab. The new lab is part of the ExxonMobil Testing Laboratory in the new ENDEAVOR facility on the campus of OSU in Stillwater, OK.

To support OSU in the establishment of ENDEAVOR, SSI awarded a grant as part of the Shimadzu Partnership for Academics, Research, and Quality of Life (SPARQ) program. Equipped with an unrivaled collection of Shimadzu’s materials testing instruments, this lab space will allow students to characterize materials by utilizing a vast array of scientific techniques.

The Shimadzu suite of instruments includes an Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer and six fully-loaded, high-capacity Universal Test Machines offering testing capabilities that can only be found on the OSU campus.

ENDEAVOR is a newly constructed 72,000 square foot facility encompassing three floors of laboratories and maker spaces focused on creating multidisciplinary, collaboration-based learning environments that prepare students for the real-world work force.

"We all learn more and retain longer when we actively learn. Shimadzu instruments are ideally suited for engineering students to use because operations are straightforward, and the equipment is durable," said Brad Rowland, coordinator of ENDEAVOR and Clinical Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. "Students will not only be learning basic principles of materials, but also the nuances of materials testing though hands-on application."

"Shimadzu is honored to partner with OSU to give students the ability to actively learn by using these materials testing instruments,” said Scott Kuzdzal, Ph.D., vice president of marketing, at SSI. "The state-of-the-art ENDEAVOR facility provides exceptional resources for teaching and training the next generation of engineers, and we look forward to a long-standing partnership with OSU."

About the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology ENDEAVOR Laboratory
ENDEAVOR's dedication to undergraduate labs will further support the college’s success and add value to the quality of each degree earned from CEAT by encouraging big ideas and developing tomorrow’s innovative leaders. This advanced concept laboratory will give Oklahoma State a competitive edge among peer institutions.

About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus public land grant educational system that improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach.

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