SWOSU Students Win Top Awards at Oklahoma Academy of Science Meeting

Two students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford recently won honors at the 2018 Oklahoma Academy of Science (OAS) state meeting held in November.

Jennifer Abshire of McLoud and Jennifer Prophet of Weatherford won the Outstanding Undergraduate Poster and the Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Applied Ecology & Conservation, respectively.

Eleven awards were made at the OAS state meeting and SWOSU students won two of the awards. The meeting involved all universities across the state.

Abshire’s poster was entitled “Psuedomonas syringae Motility Appendages: Roles in Surface Colonization and Survival.” Faculty mentor is Dr. Regina McGrane.

Prophet’s presentation was entitled “Timing of Avian Migration Onset Through the Oklahoma City Area 1995-2017 Using NOAA Weather Data. Faculty mentor is Dr. Zach Jones.