OK-LSAMP STEM program
The 16th Annual Research Symposium was held on Saturday, September 25, 2010. 181 people attended for 18 oral presentations and 53 posters. We were excited to have Dr. Henry Neeman, Director of the Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER) at the University of Oklahoma, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Neeman collaborates with dozens of research groups, applying High Performance Computing techniques in fields such as numerical weather prediction, bioinformatics and genomics, data mining, high energy physics, astronomy, nanotechnology, petroleum reservoir management, river basin modeling and engineering optimization. In addition to the scholar presentations and the keynote address, there were graduate school and summer internship question and answer panels and Evan Davis provided us with a session on Research Ethics.
The first ever Pursuing Higher Degrees (PHD) Camp was an absolute success! This camp is based on a similar concept developed by Diana Lizarrage at the University of California-Berkeley. OK-LSAMP's two day intensive hands-on workshop was designed to help scholars develop a "toolbox" of skills for entering and succeeding in graduate school. Experienced educators and professionals offered sessions on the selection and application process for graduate programs including online search strategies, writing goal statements, crafting resumes, and preparing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Additional sessions incorporated one-on-one editing opportunities for participants. This inaugural camp was attended by 44 OK-LSAMP Scholars.
The 15th Annual Research Symposium was held on Saturday, October 3, 2009. We were excited and honored to have Daniel H. Wilson, Ph.D. serve as our keynote speaker. Daniel is an OK-LSAMP alum who graduated from the University of Tulsa. He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon where he earned two Masters and a Doctorate. He has written several science fiction novels starting with How to Survive a Robot Uprising. The 15th Annual Research Symposium had 179 people in attendance. There were 20 oral presentations and 48 posters. Dr. Carl Rutledge and Dr. J. C. Diaz, again, provided sessions on Research Ethics.
The 14th Annual Research Symposium was held on Saturday, September 20, 2008, on the Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater campus. We were honored to have Dr. A. James Hicks, NSF LSAMP Program Director, in attendance. We had 119 people (including 73 graduate and undergraduate students and 35 faculty and staff) participate in this year’s event. Fourteen students gave oral presentations and 34 students presented posters. We also had recruitment tables set up by Frontier Electronics, OG&E, OSU Graduate College, the University of Oklahoma Graduate College, EPSCoR/OSU Department of Physics, OSU Center for Health Sciences, and Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Program (SOARS). We are thankful to Rebecca Haacker-Santos (SOARS Coordinator) and Talea Mayo (SOARS Fellow) for sharing information on SOARS and Dr. Carl Rutledge (OK-LSAMP Coordinator) and Dr. J. C. Diaz (OK-LSAMP Coordinator) for providing Research Ethics sessions. We are especially thankful to Dr. A. James Hicks for speaking to our BD Fellows.