Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fallin Names McKeever To Science, Tech Post

Secretary of Science and Technology
Dr. Stephen McKeever
Governor-elect Mary Fallin today selected Dr. Stephen McKeever as secretary of science and technology.

McKeever currently serves as vice president for research and technology transfer at Oklahoma State University and is the executive director of the OSU Multispectral Lab in Ponca City.

“It’s important for our state, our students and our workforce to remain on the cutting edge of science and technology in order to be competitive in a global economy. And it’s just as important to transfer research and technology from our universities into real-world business opportunities that will help create more jobs for our state,” Fallin said. “Dr. McKeever brings with him a tremendous level of expertise in both areas and I’m glad to have him on our team.”

McKeever first joined the physics faculty at OSU in 1983 rising to the level of regents professor in 1990. He was named a Noble Research Fellow in Optical Materials in 1987 and served as head of the physics department at OSU from 1995 to 1999 and associate dean for research in the College of Arts & Sciences from 2000 to 2003. McKeever was named the More Oklahoma Science and Technology (MOST) chair of experimental physics in 1999 and eventually became vice president in 2003.

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