Cameron University student Jeffrey Sanders took first place in the Research Intensive Institution Category at the17th Annual OK EPSCoR Research Day at the Capitol in March. Sanders, a senior biology major from Lawton, competed against 23 undergraduate student researchers from 17 Oklahoma colleges and universities. He presented the work he did last summer at OK-INBRE, where he won the poster session on the topic Toxin Characterization and was chosen to represent the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center at Research Day at the Capitol.
Alex Lamle, a junior biology major from Lawton, also participated in the event with her poster, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Nest Structure and Composition. She has been assisting Dr. Michael Husak on his on-going research project on the scissor-tailed flycatcher.
Student participants were hand-selected by their institutions to present scientific research posters during the event, which is designed to showcase the outstanding research being conducted on Oklahoma college campuses and to make legislators and the public aware of how the research can positively impact our state.
Research Day at the Capitol is sponsored by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.
April 5, 2012