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

Media Coverage from the 2018 Oka' Institute Sustainability Conference

This video from OCAST showcases some of the incredible speakers at the 2018 Oka' Institute Sustainability Conference!

In addition, Jim Stafford, who was a business news reporter for The Daily Oklahoman for more than a decade, had this to say about the conference:  https://bit.ly/2D6mcEE

2018 Sustainability Conference

Thank you for your contribution to the 2018 Oka’ Institute Sustainability Conference! Quality information was shared and great connections were made, all making our conference a huge success. We could not have done it without your support!

Summer Research

The Oka’ Institute is pleased to announce it has selected five East Central University professors – Dr. Randall 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. Final reports are due November 1, 2018. Click here for more details.