Student Research Colloquium
Dear TU community,
Our university community should be proud of our students' performance in the recent joint meeting of the 16th Annual TU Student Research Colloquium and 11th Annual OU-Tulsa Research Forum. This is the third time our TU students went to the Schusterman campus to participate in the poster competition and the OU-Tulsa students came to our campus to participate in the oral sessions. Congratulations to our winners and participants as presenters, session chairs, and judges.
There were a total of 212 oral and poster presentations made during the meeting as well as our keynote speaker, Beth Terry of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. We had 159 TU students deliver oral presentations and 19 TU students participate in the poster session. The remaining presentations were given by OU-Tulsa students.
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. 24 TU students received colloquium awards this year, demonstrating the high participation seen this year in oral and poster presentations. Award winners are listed below 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 Melissa Antonucci, Jatin Agarwal, Kevin Farmer, Soumya Yadala, Samantha Overstreet, and Cynthia Onyechere 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 63 judges and 30 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, 4 of which were organized by TU students and 9 by TU faculty or staff. For a full list of the included presentations and the titles of this year’s special topic symposia, please see the meeting program included 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 March 31 – April 5, 2014.
Janet A. Haggerty
Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
16th ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM WINNERS