Joint Meeting of TU Student Research Colloquium and AAAS-SWARM Regional Conference

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:30 AM to Wednesday, April 04, 11:00 PM

Joint Meeting of the 15th Annual TU Student Research Colloquium and the 86th AAAS Regional Conference

March 31 – April 4, 2012

The University of Tulsa, Upper Level of the Allen Chapman Activity Center


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This year we have over 160 TU student presenters, in addition to over 140 visiting AAAS-SWARM presenters. This interdisciplinary professional meeting provides a rare opportunity to hear current research outside your academic discipline while supporting those from your own department. .

Should you have any questions concerning the Colloquium, please contact the Colloquium Committee at

Below is a synopsis of highlights during the Colloquium/AAAS-SWARM Meeting:

John Wesley Powell Memorial Lecture: Sunday, April 1 @ 7:30 PM in Lorton Performance Center
“The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Futures”: Dr. Laurence Smith, UCLA

Keynote Lectures:

“A New Sociobiology for the 21st Century: Prenatal Hormones, Six Genders, and Brain-Based Social Roles” (Saturday, March 31 – 11:30 AM: Great Hall A, ACAC): Dr. Judith Lauter, Stephen F. Austin State University

“Regulation of Pluripotent Stem Cells” (Monday, April 2 – 11:00 AM: Great Hall A, ACAC): Dr. Austin Cooney, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Topic Symposia:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Long-term University and Community School Partnership
  • Cedar Expansion on the Great Plains
  • Development and Application of Novel MRI Approaches for Investigating the Neurophysiological Correlates of Depression
  • Endangered Species in Oklahoma
  • From the Community to the Lab and Back Again
  • Growth of Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Energy Applications
  • Hope Among the Homeless: Health and Emotional Well-being in At-Risk Populations
  • Increasing Regional Bioscience Research Capacity Through Outreach, Cooperation & Internships
  • Innovations in Interdisciplinary Education in Health Professions
  • Midwestern Archaeology Nomenclature for Cataloguing Museum Collections
  • Oh the Humanities – English Literature Studies
  • Physiological Responses to Human Exercise Performance
  • Poverty and Social Determinants of Health
  • Recent Applications and Techniques in Archaeology
  • Science and Religion: Building Bridges, Dismantling Misconceptions
  • SIGNALS – What Determines STEM Interests and Attitudes of 3rd & 4th Graders
  • Student Research Scholars from Oklahoma Universities
  • Technology and Community Resources for Environmental Education
  • Tropical Biology
  • Un-Common Sense: The Prospects for Enhancing Research Ethics in an Era of a New and Improved Common Rule
  • Urban Education Research
  • Virus Ecology and Epidemiology

General Sessions:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry & Physics
  • Computer Science, Elec. Engineering & Mechanical Engineering
  • General College Posters (OU-Tulsa Schusterman Campus)
  • History/Misc. Humanities
  • Languages
  • Petroleum Engineering/Chemical Engineering II
  • Political Science/Sociology
  • Psychological Sciences

Hope Geiger