Research and Scholarly Activity Fair 2014
Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 21st Annual Research and Scholarly Activity Fair was held on April 15, 2014, in the Student Union Memorial Ballroom. This event gives students the opportunity to present their research and other scholarly activity in poster or podium presentation formats. This year, around 200 SWOSU students and faculty members presented 103 research projects. Many of the presentations have been or will be presented at various organizational events at the state, regional, and national levels.
This year’s fair also featured special musical performances by SWOSU members. Mshal Almaqbal performed two pieces of Saudi Arabian music, and Dr. Richard Tirk and the SWOSU Trumpet Ensemble performed “Fanfare for Argestes.” Members of the SWOSU Trumpet Ensemble included: Bethany Peyton, Brittany Carter, Andrew Carlson, Jakub Chermack, Mikela Connella, Jacquie Cox, Austin Hardman, Benjamin King, Joaquin Martinez, Ryan Meek, Davison Nguyen, and Tommy Smith.
The disciplines represented at this year’s fair are as follows: Accounting, Computer Sciences, and Entrepreneurship; Art, Communication, and Theatre; Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Physics; Engineering Technology; Kinesiology; Language and Literature; Music; Nursing and Allied Health; Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Psychology.
Students participating in the poster and podium presentations included: Alfa Abame, Matt Abbott, Amanda Adams, Rosalee Adams, Aileen Aiello, Talal Alanazi, Abdullah Alghamdi, Yusouf Al-Ghazali, Rahaf Aljohani, Maryam Alkhaibari, Mshal Almaqbal, Mohammed Almomen, Hamuod Abdullah Almorgi, Fahad Almutairi, Ali Al-Shawaf, Mohammed Al-Subaihi, Megan Ayala, Emily Baalman, Edward Bacon, Cassidy Baker, Allison Bedell, Mackenzie Bergagnini, Blaine Boyd, Austin Bradshaw, Melissa Brewer, Drew Brower, Jamin Brown, Jim Bui, John Bui, Feras Bukhari, Gwen Burgess, Desiray Cannon-Smith, Rebecca Cantrell, Brittany Carter, Zella Classen, Ashley Cole, Tyler Colwell, Johnny Covalt, Robert Cramer, Maryanne Dantzler-Kyer, Dustin Davilla, William Davis, Ashley Renee Dobbs, Jill Dotson, Lindsay Dusin, Brandon Earney, Shannon Eidenshink, Brittany Epley, Louise Esjornson, Coleman Farley, Lon Ford, Kenneth Franke, Alyssa Friesen, Crystal Gaylord, Maci Glasscock, Cord Gothard, Brandon Graham, Vyctoria Gray, Tyler Haden, Megan Haley, Hayden Harrington, Adam Hawkins, Jonathan Haworth, Angie Hoover, Mohammad Hossain, Mason Howe, Yi-Wei Huang, Shawn Hughes, Mary Hull, Rachel Hurt, John Eze Izuchukwu, Elizabeth Jansing, Kayla Johnson, Donald Jones, Shasta Jones, Hyejin Kim, Katy Kirkpatrick, Shay Klassen, Patra Kositchaiwat, Veronica Ladd, Nicole Laitran, Matt Lanier, Justin Le, Parker Long, Michelle Low, Sam Maddux, Jacklyne Manning, Wil Markus, Bailey Martin, Melissa McCormick, Nile McCullough, Allen Shane McGlothin, Ryan McKee, Abby McKisson, Mike Morrison, Austin Munson, Ashley Murray, Varun Reddy Nagireddy, Khanh Nguyen, Eunice Nwokocha, Rosemary Omlin, Clint Peck, Melissa Perez, Gordon Perry, Kamden Phillips, Mary Ann Phillips, John Polcyn, Brandon Pounds, Jeff Pratt, Nick Reyes, Rico Rivera, Apoorva Rudraraju, Trixie Russell, Nick Rymer, Prabhjyot Saluja, Catherine Schubert, Jimmy Shackelford, Anthony Shircliff, Anjuli Shrestha, Anna Smith, Anastacia Speed, Kaci Spence, Elizabeth St. John, Timothy Stein, Christopher Stevens, J.J. Stout, Jordan Thompson, Joshua VanTuyl, Ashlie Walker, Li Xia Wang, Lori Webb, Nicholas Whalen, Kevin Williams, Kevin Wilson, Haley Woolsey, Qian Yang, and Ying Zhang.
SWOSU faculty who participated with the poster and podium presentations, either as sponsors or as presenters, included: Dr. Lisa Appeddu, Dr. Jimena Aracena, Ms. Sue Ball, Dr. Randy Barnett, Mr. Brad Bryant, Dr. Melinda Burgess, Dr. Stephen Burgess, Dr. Brian Campbell, Dr. Lisa Castle, Dr. Kevin Collins, Ms. Leah Cox, Dr. Viki Craig, Dr. Thomas Cunningham, Dr. Dean Dawson, Dr. Jared Edwards, Dr. Jorie Edwards, Dr. Trevor Ellis, Dr. Sylvia Esjornson, Ms. Terry Ford, Dr. Hector Garza, Dr. Victor Gonzalez, Dr. Lori Gwyn, Dr. Andrea Holgado, Dr. James Hubbard, Dr. Tim Hubin, Ms. Joana Hyatt, Dr. E.K. Jeong, Dr. Jason Johnson, Dr. Robin Jones, Ms. Tee Kesnan, Dr. Faruk Khan, Mr. Dick Kurtz, Dr. Denise Landrum-Geyer, Dr. Sophia Lee, Mr. Kris Mahlock, Dr. Warren Moseley, Mr. Kalyp Oliver, Dr. Steven O’Neal, Dr. Cynthia Peña, Dr. Siriporn Peters, Dr. Valerie Reimers, Ms. Amber Sturgeon, Dr. Muatasem Ubeidat, Mr. Jeff Walker, and Ms. Jessica Young.
Six students from the Western Technology Center Biomedical Academy in Burns Flat, sponsored by Director Jana Rowland, also presented at the fair. The students presenting included: Brooke Battles, Kendahl Camblin, Megan Foust, Lauren Russ, Charles Spells, and Jesse Velasco. High school students from Canute, Geary, and Yukon also visited the fair. Students from Canute High School, Geary High School, and Yukon High School also visited the fair.
The fair was sponsored by the University Research and Scholarly Activity Committee and the SWOSU Office of Sponsored Programs. Committee members include: Dr. Jason Johnson, Chair; Dr. Randy Barnett; Dr. Denise Landrum-Geyer; Dr. Evette Meliza; Dr. Tami Moser; Mr. Jess Parker; Dr. Faruk Khan; Dr. Muatasem Ubeidat; Dr. Richard Tirk; and Dr. Lori Gwyn.
For graduate and undergraduate students interested in participating in next year’s SWOSU Research and Scholarly Activity Fair, applications should be available during the fall 2014 semester. Next year’s event will take place during the spring 2015 semester. The public is always welcome to attend and enjoy this celebration of undergraduate research.