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Sean Kennedy | 918-594-8360

First Friday Seminar explores entrepreneurial thinking and behavior

TULSA, Okla. – “From Microscope to Market: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior” is the topic of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences  First Friday Seminar  at noon June 3 in Center for Advanced Medical Education, room D-107.

Speakers are Michael H. Morris, Ph.D., professor and N. Malone Mitchell Chair, and head of the  
School of Entrepreneurship at OSU-Stillwater, and Shoaib Shaikh, M.B.A., co-founder and CEO of  XploSafe LLC in Stillwater.

Morris’ entrepreneurship programs have ranked among the top 10 by US News and World Report, Fortune Small Business, and the Princeton Review/ Entrepreneur Magazine. He has built nationally recognized entrepreneurship programs at three universities, is a pioneer in curricular innovation and a leader in high impact experiential engagement with the entrepreneurial community.  Morris founded and annually runs the Experiential Classroom, the leading forum on best practices in entrepreneurship education. In 2011, he received the Leavey Award from the Freedoms Foundation for affecting private enterprise education

Shoaib has been a lead business analyst and project leader in the banking industry.  At OSU, he helped found the Student Investment Club, and serves as a trustee of The Link Education Trust.

XploSafe began in 2001 as a start-up company to commercialize technology for detection of peroxide, chlorate and nitro based explosives with sensors.  Its goal is to use the technology, initially developed with funding from the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism at OSU, to provide a real-time detection and prevention system for improvised explosives.  The sensors represent a significant opportunity to establish a highly successful company in Oklahoma to serve national and international markets in homeland security, military, and commercial endeavors.

The seminar is open to the public.  For more information, call (918) 561-1408.


Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. Since its beginnings more than 30 years ago, OSU-CHS has grown to offer eight graduate degrees. On-campus programs, distance learning and OSU partnerships train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and health care professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and under-served Oklahoma. OSU operates eight clinics, six in Tulsa, one in Enid and one in Muskogee. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.