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October 18, 2012

Oklahoma State students, faculty team with ASCO officials on facility renovation plans

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University students could see their work go from the drawing board to an aerospace company’s facility in Stillwater.

Belgian aircraft component manufacturer ASCO approached OSU’s school of architecture for creative ideas as they renovate and move into the former Mercruiser plant on Perkins Road.

A group of 55 students and professors worked in teams for two days to solve problems such as how to light rooms, organize workspace and integrate the company with the community.

ASCO was given a first look at the projects Thursday morning.

“It was a very intense effort,” said Randy Seitsinger, head of OSU’s school of architecture. Seitsinger said it was a great opportunity for students to work on real projects and also to work alongside their professors.

Student Audrey Clark said while it was an intense two days, it was good to work on a real project and it is exciting that the work might produce real results if used.

ASCO Communications Officer Ingrid De Keijser said the company will consider budgets, time constraints and other factors to decide if ideas will be used.

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