Initially a boomtown for the energy industry, Tulsa has also grown to become a city full of opportunity for researchers as well. Centrally located in the Midwestern United States, Tulsa attracts research organizations from both the West and East coasts to bridge the gap and provide independent research initiatives. Tulsa is home to many world-renown medical research facilities, including Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, and one of the five Cancer Treatment Centers of America locations. Making advances in scientific and technological research, right outside downtown Tulsa sits the Helmerich Research Center (HRC) — home to the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering. At this center, all manner of electrical and mechanical engineering as well as materials science research takes place. Tulsa is also home to advanced research facilities of the University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma - Tulsa, Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, and many others.
Beyond the medical and academic research laboratories is Tulsa's revolutionary Fab Lab. Associated with the non-profit Hardesty Center for Tulsa, the Fab Lab is an MIT-chartered not-for-profit "makerspace" utilized by individuals, educators, and industry alike. Businesses of all sizes in the fields of aerospace, energy, mechanical engineering, medical equipment, and beyond utilize the 3,700 square foot space, employing the center's abundant technologies to develop, build, and tweak tomorrow's systems, products, and equipment.
In addition to Tulsa's prestigious research community are the many opportunities available through SENTIR Research Labs. SENTIR researchers are granted a unique opportunity to develop ground breaking solutions in America's heartland.