Spears School student receives Presidential
Innovation and Creativity Scholar award

by Terry Tush 
(April 3, 2012 at 10:36 am)

Nina McKosato is congratulated by Jim Fain (left), head of the Spears School's Economics and Legal Studies Department, and OSU President Burns Hargis.

Nina McKosato, a Spears School of Business senior from Stillwater, was one of four Oklahoma State University students to receive the first-ever OSU Presidential Innovation and Creativity Scholar award.

McKosato, an Economics Pre-Law major scheduled to graduate in December, was presented her award by OSU President Burns Hargis. The award recognizes leadership, communication, interaction and quality of work in assisting Oklahoma manufacturers with product innovation projects at OSU’s New Product Development Center.

“We congratulate these high-achieving students for putting what they are learning at Oklahoma State University into practice by providing valuable assistance to Oklahoma manufacturers,” said Hargis. “By working hand-in-hand with client companies to develop solutions, these four students serve as great mentors and role models for incoming student interns. Their work also is helping boost the product lines, revenues, and employment of Oklahoma companies.”

Joining McKosato in receiving the Presidential Innovation and Creativity Scholar awards were Andrew Barth, Nick Langilotti and Tyler Shirk. Barth is an Agricultural Communications junior from Quincy, Wash., while Langilotti is an Aerospace Engineering senior from Anadarko, Okla., and Shirk is an Aerospace Engineering senior from Tulsa.