SWOSU Students Preparing for Research and Scholarly Activity Fair


The first-ever National and Oklahoma Undergraduate Research Week will be celebrated at the 18th annual Southwestern Oklahoma State University Research and Scholarly Activity Fair coming up Tuesday, April 12, on the Weatherford campus. 

The public is invited to the free event. SWOSU President Randy Beutler will make opening remarks at 12:15 p.m.

The United States Congress passed a resolution declaring the week of April 11 as National Undergraduate Research Week and Governor Mary Fallin also declared the week to be Undergraduate Research Week in the state of Oklahoma.

Dr. Lori Gwyn, director of the SWOSU Office of Sponsored Programs, said the Council on Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as encompassing all activities where undergraduate students make an inquiry or conduct an investigation that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to their discipline. The SWOSU event will showcase the research accomplishments of SWOSU undergraduate students and their mentors.

Eighty-five campus-wide projects with over 140 students and faculty making contributions to these works will be presented at poster and podium sessions to run concurrently.  Represented disciplines for the 2011 fair include Allied Health, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences and Technology. 

For more information, contact Dr. Jason Johnson at 580.774.3110 or jason.johnson@swosu.edu or Dr. Gwyn at 580.774.7012 or lori.gwyn@swosu.edu or visit the website http://www.swosu.edu/administration/osp/index.asp and follow the link to the Research Fair.