Cameron to host 13th Annual Oklahoma Research Day

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Cameron University will host the 13th Annual Oklahoma Research Day, presented by Oklahoma’s regional universities, on Friday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oklahoma Research Day is a consortium event which provides students and faculty the opportunity to present research to their colleagues. This cross-campus, cross-disciplinary interaction makes Oklahoma Research Day the premier academic research event in the state. Oklahoma Research Day is open to the public.

Research conducted in approximately 50 distinct academic disciplines will be on display from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Fitness Center. Community members are welcome to attend the display to examine the multitude of poster presentations.

A banquet luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex, with keynote addresses by Dr. Drew Appleby, Associate Dean, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Honors College; Dawn Kennedy, graduate student conducting research in biomedical sciences, University of Oklahoma;  and Dr. John C. Mather, Senior Astrophysicist, Observational Cosmology Laboratory and Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and 2006 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, who will join the presentation via video conference.

Oklahoma Research Day will feature more than 700 poster presentations in five categories: Business Administration, Education and Professional Studies, Fine Arts and Design, Liberal Arts, and Mathematics and Science. Among the widely diverse topics to be presented are: “Blood Fear of Bloodlust: Comparison of the Medieval and the Modern Inferno,” “Bipolar Disorder: A Question of Effective Leadership,” “Changing Shopping Habits of Rural Consumers,” “The Unknown Side of Voodoo,” “Actual Innocence as an Inconvenience to the Criminal Justice System,” and “Huntington Disease: A Bioinformatic Analysis of the HD Gene.”

The first Research Day in Oklahoma was held in 1999 and included 233 poster presentations by students and faculty from colleges and universities across Oklahoma. Now in its 13th year, Oklahoma Research Day has grown in numbers and stature. Contributions come from all of Oklahoma's institutions of higher learning, many in collaboration with national and international research and academic institutions

Oklahoma Research Day is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (EPSCoR) - National Science Foundation, Idea Network for Biomedical Research Experience (INBRE) - National Institutes of Health, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) and the Oklahoma Regional Universities.

More information, including a complete schedule of the day’s events and registration information can be found at www.cameron.edu/okresearchday 

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October 26, 2011

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