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Burgess Represents SWOSU in Research Day at the Capitol

Emily Burgess and State Representative Harold WrightSouthwestern Oklahoma State University student Emily Burgess of Weatherford represented SWOSU at the recent 24th annual Research Day at the Capitol. With her is State Representative Harold Wright.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Emily Burgess of Weatherford was one of 22 undergraduate student researchers, representing 16 Oklahoma colleges and universities, who recently gathered at the State Capitol for the 24th annual Research Day at the Capitol.

Students were hand-selected by their institutions to present scientific research posters during the prestigious event, which is designed to showcase the outstanding research being conducted on Oklahoma university campuses.

Burgess project is I Know It When I Read It: Perceptions of Reliability and Credibility of News Stories. Her faculty mentor for the project is Dr. Stephen Burgess of the SWOSU Psychology Department.

Members of the State Legislature and Capitol guests visited students poster displays to learn more about the research projects, which covered important topics such as water quality, cancer and recidivism.

The event was sponsored by Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR) and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.