Student Research Colloquium

THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

MARCH 31 - APRIL 5, 2014
ALLEN CHAPMAN ACTIVITY CENTER, SECOND FLOOR

SPONSORS:

Office of the Provost
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Office of Student Affairs
The Graduate School
Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Graduate Student Association
Student Association

Dear TU community,

Our university community should be proud of our students' performance in the recent joint meeting of the 17th Annual TU Student Research Colloquium and 12th Annual OU-Tulsa Research Forum.  This is the fourth time our TU students went to the Schusterman campus to participate in the poster competition. Congratulations to our winners and participants as presenters, session chairs, and judges.  

There were a total of 224 oral and poster presentations made during the meeting as well as our keynote speaker, Lee Sandlin, Author of Storm Kings and Wild River.  We had 185 TU students deliver oral presentations and 20 TU students participate in the poster session.  The remaining presentations were given by OU-Tulsa students or participants from outside of TU. 

At the Awards Banquet, the winners of the Research Colloquium awards for oral presentations and our college poster presentations were announced.  The competition was keen and all students did a wonderful job.  29 TU students received colloquium awards this year, demonstrating the high participation seen this year in oral and poster presentations.  Award winners are attached with the title of their abstracts.

Our students are to be commended for more than their personal performance; this is a student-led function with committee members Jatin Agarwal, Colleen Bell, Brianna Christian, Justin Smith,  Arley Ward, and Beth Zwierko determining the overall organization of the Colloquium, and graduate and undergraduate students serving as session chairs and judges.  I also greatly appreciate the faculty and staff that judged and therefore helped make this event a success.  A total of 90 judges and 26 session chairs covered all the oral and poster presentation sessions.  

In addition to the general contributed paper sessions, we also had a number of people step forward to organize special topic symposium.  We had 13 special topic symposia included in this year’s event. For a full list of the included presentations and the titles of this year’s special topic symposia, please see the meeting program posted below.

Please congratulate all student participants, judges, session chairs, and co-chairs as well as the faculty and staff judges for a job well done. Please consider participating in next year’s colloquium which will be held on April 7 – 11, 2014

Sincerely, 
Janet A. Haggerty 
Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

17th ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM WINNERS

CONFERENCE PROGRAM