OSU Research Day to Be Held Feb. 18-19
Rebecca C. Fry, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Research Day on Feb. 18-19 at Center for Health Sciences.
Fry, an expert on prenatal toxin exposure, will speak at noon on Feb. 19. She will discuss her research on how prenatal exposure to toxins results in detrimental health outcomes in children. She is specifically researching potential genetic alterations in children resulting from exposure to toxins during pregnancy.
in Tulsa Research Day highlights the creative and innovative research projects undertaken by students, faculty and staff at – and -Tulsa. A variety of disciplines are represented during the event, including biomedical sciences, anatomy and cell biology, engineering and more.
The annual two-day event features oral research presentations and a research poster contest. Posters will be set up both days in Founders Hall.
– graduate students will compete in the Three-Minute Thesis preliminary contest at noon on Feb. 18. The contest challenges master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling pitch of their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes using only one PowerPoint slide. The winner will compete against other students on March 3 at the Student Union Little Theater in Stillwater.
In addition, high school juniors and seniors who participated in -CHS’ Oklahoma Science Training and Research Students (OKstars) summer internship program also will present research and scientific posters during Research Day. The – OKstars program enables high school students to participate in cutting-edge research in biomedical and forensic sciences with professional researchers.