Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: June 27, 2011

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: June 27, 2011

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OCAST approves intern partnerships

Three research and development intern partnerships have been approved by the governing board of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology for funding totaling $149,989.

Professors from the University of Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma and from SouthWest NanoTechnologies will oversee student interns in the projects.

University of Tulsa professor Surendra Singh will oversee work performed by student interns at the John Zink Co. in Tulsa. The project was awarded $60,000 for two years.

Ricardo Prada Silvy will serve as principal investigator for a project titled "Undergraduate Internships in Advanced Nanotechnology." Three interns will be hired at SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. in Norman to work with the OU School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering and the Department of Chemistry. The project was awarded $60,000 for two years.

University of Oklahoma's Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth will provide matching pay for interns working under the direction of the University of Oklahoma's Jeffrey Moore. The OU Software Business Accelerator Internship Program was awarded $29,989 for one year.

Verizon to offer 4G in Tulsa

Verizon Wireless will offer the 4G long-term evolution network in Tulsa starting July 21, the company said on Monday.

The new 4G LTE network will cover Tulsa north to Collinsville, south to Bixby, east to Broken Arrow, and west to Sand Springs. Cities within the coverage area include Claremore, Sapulpa, Jenks and Owasso.

Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hot spots will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network.

Customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second on the downlink and 2 to 5 mbps on the uplink, Verizon said.

Matrix selected for ConocoPhillips project

A Matrix Service Co. subsidiary has been awarded a contract for a new heat recovery boiler at ConocoPhillips' Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J.

The subsidiary's scope includes structural steel, equipment, piping, ducting and mechanical erection.

The ConocoPhillips project is expected to generate about 200 jobs in the New Jersey area during construction by the subsidiary, Matrix Service Industrial Contractors Inc., and other contractors.

Work is scheduled to be completed by January. …

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