Regional Universities to host annual Oklahoma Research Day on Cameron campus

OK Research Day, 11-12-10Oklahoma’s Regional Universities will host the 12th annual Oklahoma Research Day on Friday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Cameron University campus. Oklahoma Research Day is a consortium event coordinated by Oklahoma's Regional Universities to provide students and faculty the opportunity to present research to their colleagues. The event is open to the public; however, registration is required. There is no cost to register.

Oklahoma Research Day is more than a celebration of research, creative and scholarly activities. It is also an opportunity for students and faculty from multiple institutions to interact with counterparts within their respective disciplines and with people from other disciplines. This cross-campus, cross-disciplinary interaction makes Oklahoma Research Day the premier academic research event in the state.

The first Research Day in Oklahoma was held in 1999 and included 233 poster presentations by students and faculty from colleges and universities across Oklahoma. Now in its 12th year, Oklahoma Research Day has grown in numbers and stature. Contributions come from all of Oklahoma's institutions of higher learning, many in collaboration with national and international research and academic institutions. The number of poster presentations has grown to more than 600, with more than 1200 students, faculty and guests in attendance.

Presentation of the research project posters is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A banquet luncheon will begin at 1 p.m., with a keynote address by Dr. Jerry Malayer, OK EPSCoR State Director.

Oklahoma Research Day is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (EPSCoR) - National Science Foundation, Idea Network for Biomedical Research Experience (INBRE) - National Institutes of Health, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) and the Oklahoma Regional Universities.

More information, including a complete schedule of the day’s events and registration information, can be found at www.cameron.edu/okresearchday.

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September 28, 2010

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