2018 Oklahoma Research Day
March 9, 2018
Host: Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Location: Central National Bank Center, Enid, Oklahoma
301 S. Independence Avenue, Enid OK 73701
Expanding Your Horizons and Potential
The Oklahoma Research Day will hold its 19th annual meeting during the spring semester of 2018 at the Central National Bank Center in Enid, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Research Day is a consortium event coordinated by Oklahoma's Regional Universities and is the premier academic research event in the State. The first Oklahoma Research Day saw 233 poster presentations by students and faculty from Oklahoma colleges and universities. In 2017, the number of poster presentations had grown to surpass 550 presentations with over 1,100 registered students, faculty and guests.
Below are details regarding poster presentation guidelines, conference registration, and abstract submission.
|45" tall x 45" wide (cannot exceed 2,025 square inches)|
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|Abstract Format||The abstract for submission should consist of no more than 1,500 characters with spaces and include the following information: 1) Objective of the research; 2) Thesis statement; 3) Methodology; and 4) Findings|
Innovation in city hall has accelerated with the rise of information communication technologies (ICTs) since the 1990s. The adoption of these technologies in local government has contributed to the emergence of electronic-government or e-government. While a growing body of research is assessing e-government across large metropolitan areas, a systematic analysis as to why and how e-government policies have been adopted in local government remains rare. Cross-national comparative studies are even rarer. Relying on a Evaluation Index of Local E-Government Sophistication as well as quantitative and qualitative approaches, the purpose of the analysis is threefold: 1) based on multiple regression, explain local e-government sophistication among a randomly selected sample of incorporated municipalities in the state of Washington in the U.S. and communes in the Aquitaine region in France; 2) based on descriptive statistics, illustrate the high level of e-government sophistication in the cities of Seattle and Bordeaux; and 3) guided by a model of policy innovation and based on a series of semi-structured interviews with city officials in Seattle and Bordeaux, explain the adoption of e-government policies in these cases that are embedded in very different national contexts. The results of this study help us understand macro trends in local e-government sophistication and some of the processes that guide the adoption of the relevant innovative ICT policies at the local level.
|Printing||Go to Printing Services in the Administrative Building (B7). See section on Poster Template below for a possible template and maintaining high quality printing.|
|Deadline||To get your poster printed for free and on time for the conference, visit Printing Services by February 23, 2018.|
|Costs||Assuming that the poster has been submitted to Printing Services by February 23, 2018, one poster/research project will be printed at no charge. As such, make sure that the poster you want printed is the final version.|
|Poster Template||To maintain high printing quality, keep your poster saved as a power point file (do not convert into a jpg or other image format types) when printing at Printing Services. Electronic poster versions cannot exceed 2 MB in size and must be either in .pdf or .jpg format.|
Successful Conference Participation
- Register by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59pm.
- Develop your poster based on the above guidelines.
- Take poster file to the Cameron University campus Printing Services by February 23, 2018 and have it printed for no charge. It will be your responsibility to cover the costs for posters submitted after February 23, 2018.
- Reserve a seat on the bus. Bus departure is scheduled for 5:00 a.m. on the parking lot in front of the Cameron University Library.
- Present your research poster on March 9, 2018.