10th annual Ranger Research Day winners announced

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10th annual Ranger Research Day winners announced

December 3, 2015

 Poster Winners
First place winners of the Ranger Research Day poster projects were Carrie Schanbacher (left), Cherokee senior, and Kelsey Fly (right), Attica, Kansas, senior for their project over “Water Immersion in First Stages of Labor”.

Students and faculty members from Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently submitted abstracts for the 10th annual Ranger Research Day. A total of 53 participants and 32 projects were at the event. Student poster entries were critiqued and eligible for awards.

Winners with hometown, classification, research project name and sponsor include:


Math and Science Discipline

First place – Carrie Schanbacher, Cherokee senior, and Kelsey Fly, Attica, Kansas, senior, “Water Immersion in First Stages of Labor,” Dr. Leslie Collins, assistant professor of nursing.

Second place– Timothy E. Legg, Mutual senior, “The Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Bothrops Moojeni Venom on Selected Bacteria,” Dr. Aaron Place, associate professor of biology.

Third place – Rachelle Keene, Turpin senior, “Resistivity of Endospores to UV Rays and Heat Exposer,” Dr. Venkata Moorthy, professor of biology.

Honorable mention – Laura Haftman, Oklahoma City senior, and Chasidee Koehn, Waynoka senior, “Skin to Skin,” Collins.

Liberal Arts Discipline

First place – Ralyssa Taylor, Alva junior, “The United States: Nuclear Fear,” Jana Brown, instructor of history.


Conference Papers

Student conference paper entries also were critiqued and eligible for awards.Winners with hometown, classification, research project name and sponsor include:

First place – Charles Wylie, Ponca City senior, “Lois Lane: A depiction of the Cultural Evolution of Women,” Dr. Kathryn Lane, assistant professor of English.

Second place – Haley Smith, Edmond graduate student, “R U sure this txt sounds rite lol!: The Effects of Text Speak on Literacy: Detriment or Opportunity?” Dr. Kathy Earnest, assistant professor of English.

Third place – Riley Pearce, Enid sophmore, “Religion and the Law: The Everlasting Battle Between the Individual and Community,” Dr. James Bell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Honorable mention – Katrina Henning, Milton, Delaware, senior, “To love and fear and both, at once: Censorship, Social Control, and Gender Subversion on the English Renaissance Stage,” Dr. Jennifer Page, assistant professor of English.

All participants received a certificate of participation, and researchers were encouraged to enter their research projects in Oklahoma Research Day at Northeastern State University, March 11, 2016. For more information about Ranger Research Day please visit www.nwosu.edu/ranger-research-day or contact Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies at (580) 327-8589 or spholliday@nwosu.edu.