CU Students Shine During Oklahoma Academy of Science’s Collegiate Academy

Three Cameron University students were honored as presentation winners at the 2013 Collegiate Academy competition held by the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences during its recent Technical Meeting. The Collegiate Academy recognizes that research conducted by undergraduates is seldom rewarded but critical to further scientific education in Oklahoma. Adrienne Wells, Dane Swinford and Jetta Trammell were each recognized for their presentations.

In the Oral Presentation division, Wells, a biology major from Lawton, was recognized with the top presentation in the Zoology section. Her research presentation was titled “Modeling of the Vision System of the Kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) and Implications for UV Communication.”

Swinford took top honors in the Physical Sciences section for his oral presentation, “Microwave Synthesis in Undergraduate Organic Labs.” He is a chemistry major from Lawton.

Trammell, a biology major from Snyder, was the Poster Presentation winner for the Biological Science-Zoology section. In addition, her poster, “Operative temperature availability within microhabitats used by two sympatric lizard species in the Wichita Mountains,” was deemed the Best of Academy poster.


December 12, 2013