The Henry Bellmon Research Center (HBRC) is OSU-Stillwater's only building dedicated exclusively to research. Designed with modern features, this state-of-the-art facility brings together researchers from different departments who collaborate on projects at the cutting-edge of modern research. Named in honor of our state's former senator and governor, the building exists as a testament to what Gov. Bellmon was passionate about - research, education, economic development in Oklahoma.
The HBRC gives scientists from multiple disciplines the opportunity to interact with colleagues from other fields to create an environment of discovery and inventiveness. The HBRC is expected to aid in the recruitment of additional high-quality faculty, and to vault OSU’s research programs to even higher levels. The HBRC houses several core facilities that provide OSU researchers access to essential, advanced technologies. The facilities are contained in a laboratory designed specifically to accommodate their major instruments. The large central lab allows easy access to the instruments, which can be quite large.
The facilities are staffed by experts who operate the instruments and assist scientists who are utilizing the technologies. The focus areas of HBRC are: Synthetic Chemistry, Biodiversity, Biophysics, Photonics, Bioforensics, Biogeophysics. OSU’s faculty and staff are engaged in research across the full spectrum of human endeavor and inquiry, including areas of state, regional, and national importance.
Our faculty and staff work closely with undergraduate and graduate students during their educations, providing them with hands-on experience and mentoring that helps to develop their intellectual capabilities, creativity and entrepreneurial skills.
As such, we are creating the next generation of scientists, engineers, scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs who will continue this tradition of research excellence. Research through the social sciences and humanities improves our well-being and understanding of different cultures and points of view. Research in the creative and performing arts enriches our lives and appreciation of the world.