Cameron University’s Scholars Summit to focus on research and scholarly activities

Cameron University will present the 2013-14 Scholars Summit, a celebration of faculty and student research scholarship and creative activities, on April 10-11 in the CETES Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include poster presentations, research exhibits and student panel presentations. The Scholars Summit is open to the public at no charge.

“The Scholars Summit will allow our students and faculty to share their activities with their peers and the community at large,” says Dr. Tony Wohlers, Director of Academic Enrichment. “Research and other scholarly activities play a critical role in the professional development of our faculty members. Students who participate in research activities benefit through the exercise of critical thinking, analysis and communication of their findings.”

On Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m., world-renowned chemist Dr. Marinda Li Wu, Immediate Past President of the American Chemical Society, will provide remarks about the importance of undergraduate research. Following her address, six Cameron students will present their research on one of two panel presentations. Each student will speak for 12-15 minutes. Rhiannon Poolaw, Rose Welch and Jacob Jardel, all of Lawton, will present during the first panel session, followed by Son Park and Adrienne Wells, Lawton, and Sarah Vrla, Duncan, on the second panel.

Students from the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Science and Technology have submitted research posters on a vast array of subject matter including psychology, communications, the environment, cultural traditions, obesity, physics, chemistry, and technology.

Research projects and scholarly activities by 23 members of the Cameron faculty will be on display.

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April 4, 2014

PR# 14-079