SWOSU Student Wins Grand Prize at Oklahoma Research Day

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Madison Duckwall of Newcastle recently won the overall grand prize for her synthetic biology research at Oklahoma’s Research Day held recently at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. With Duckwall is Oklahoma Chancellor of Higher Ed Glen D. Johnson. Duckwall was among 25 undergraduate students representing 19 Oklahoma colleges and universities who presented competitive research posters. The event, designed to raise awareness of the outstanding research that is taking place at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities, is sponsored by Oklahoma EPSCoR, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation. For winning the grand prize, the SWOSU student won a $500 cash award and $4,000 summer internship. SWOSU will receive $2,500 for supporting Duckwall’s internship with faculty sponsor Dr. Lori Gywn of SWOSU.