Welcome to the Oka' Institute

The Oka’ Institute vision is to create practical water solutions, both locally and globally, driven by research and directed by data that result in long-term sustainable ecological management and economic development

Summer Research

The Oka’ Institute is pleased to announce it has selected five East Central University professors – Dr. Richard Maples, Kevin W. Blackwood, Dr. Christine Pappas, Dr. Terrie Becerra and Dr. Leah S. Dudley - to lead summer research projects. For the second straight year, the Oka’ Institute is investing in research that incentivizes undergraduate research and meets the institute’s goals and objectives. Click here for more details.


The Oka’ Institute would like to welcome our spring 2018 interns.

Spring interns pictured from left to right: Aneli Thomsen, Roland Abuntori, Rabindra Thapaliya, Garrett Fulks, and Babita Dangol