Academic Research

Host:  Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Location:  SWOSU Wellness Center and
                 Pioneer Cellular Event Center


For more than 20 years, Oklahoma Research Day continues to be THE premier annual event celebrating student and faculty research, creative, and scholarly activities. This conference has grown in numbers and in stature with contributions from all of Oklahoma’s institutions of higher education, including many collaborative contributions from national and international academic and research institutions. In 2019, Oklahoma Research Day hosted more than 700 registered students, faculty, and guests and featured 562 unique poster presentations.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is honored to once again host this prestigious gathering of scholars at the SWOSU Wellness Center and the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford. Details concerning directions to the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, the city of Weatherford, local restaurants, and parking will become available to participants in early 2020.


Oklahoma Research Day promotes cross-campus and cross-disciplinary research among all institutions of higher learning in the State of Oklahoma. The event seeks to encourage networking among researchers and interchange of ideas among those studying and researching in their respective academic disciplines.

11:59 pm, Friday, January 31, 2020
  *Late submissions will NOT be published in the Abstract Book

11:59pm, Sunday, February 9, 2020
*Only "on-site" registration allowed after this date


Abstract  Limits

Title must be less than 200 characters. Abstract should be no more than 1,500 characters.

Abstract Content

Abstracts should include:

1)      Objective of the research;
2)      Thesis or hypothesis;

3)      Methodology or approaches to address the thesis or
         hypothesis; and
4)      Summary of the findings or relevant results
         associated with the project.

View examples of previous abstracts.


Poster Size

44" tall x 44" wide (cannot exceed 2,025 square inches)
Basic Outline

Cameron University Logo

Poster Printing Printing Services, located in room B7 of the Administration Building, will print one poster free of charge for CU students, if submitted by the deadline. See section on Poster Template below for more information.
Printing Deadline Poster must be submitted to Printing Services by February 20, 2020.
Printing Costs Student assumes responsibiltiy for printing expenses if poster is submitted after the deadline.
Poster Template
  • To maintain high printing quality, keep poster saved as a PowerPoint file (do not convert into jpg or other image format types).
  • Electronic poster versions cannot exceed 2 MB in size and must be in either .pdf or .jpg format.


Conference Registration and Abstract Submission


  1. Go to the official Oklahoma Research Day Registration page
  2. If you are working with a team, please assign one individual to submit the abstract. Only a submitting author will be able to submit and edit an abstract to avoid duplication in the system, and will also have the ability to add co-authors and link them to the abstract.
  3. Fill out the registration form
  4. Check your email for a confirmation email containing your password

You may edit your registration, submit your abstract and poster at the official site for Oklahoma Research Day

Keep relevant deadlines listed on Oklahoma Research Day's website in mind.

Successful Conference Participation

  1. Register by Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm.
  2. Develop your poster based on the above guidelines.
  3. FREE Poster Printing for Cameron students if submitted no later than February 21, 2020! Save poster file on a flash drive and deliver to Cameron University Printing Services by deadline. Printing fees incurred after the deadline are the responsibility of the student; printing is not guaranteed after February 21st.
  4. Bus reservation: Reserve a seat on the bus by March 2, 2020. On March 6, bus will depart at 7:00am from the Cameron University Library parking lot. A confirmation email will be sent with details prior to the date of travel.
  5. Present your research poster on March 6, 2020.