DURANT, Okla. – Twenty-five undergraduate student researchers from 19 Oklahoma colleges and universities gathered at the State Capitol recently for the 19th annual Research Day at the Capitol.
Representing Southeastern Oklahoma State University was Kent Davidson from Grant, Oklahoma. He earned third place honors in the Regional University & Community College Category for Posters. His topic was Cancer Cell Metabolism.
Student participants were 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 college campuses and to make legislators and the public aware of how the research can positively impact our state.
Students’ posters were competitively judged by an independent panel that selected the top seven research presentations in three categories—overall winner, regional universities and research-intensive institutions. The students received awards at the conclusion of the event, during an award ceremony hosted by Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.
Dr. Nancy Paiva, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Southeastern, served as Davidson’s advisor for the event.
Research Day at the Capitol is sponsored by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.