Research Day 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kirby Smithe and Maddi Laizure represented TU at the state Capitol.

Kirby SmitheKirby Smithe, an engineering physics junior from Broken Arrow, and Maddi Laizure, a chemical engineering junior from Tulsa, were selected to represent The University of Tulsa at Research Day held recently at the state Capitol.

Twenty-one undergraduate students representing 15 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive research posters to legislators and the public during this annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and National Science Foundation.

The event is designed to bring about awareness of the outstanding research taking place in Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.

Smithe, pictured at top with Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, won third place in the research-intensive campus category for his X-ray microdiffraction research.

Maddi LaizureResearch by Laizure, pictured at left, focused on algae biofuel.


Mona Chamberlin