Conneywerdy represents Northwestern at Research Day at the Capitol

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Conneywerdy represents Northwestern at Research Day at the Capitol

 Julia Conneywerdy

Julia Conneywerdy presents her research poster on arsenic testing at Research Day at the State Capitol.

Julia Conneywerdy, Red Rock senior, was selected to represent Northwestern Oklahoma State University at Research Day held recently at the State Capitol.

Twenty-five undergraduate students, representing 19 Oklahoma colleges and universities, presented competitive research posters to the state Legislature and the public during this annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research or EPSCoR, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.

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

The pre-med major’s research focused on arsenic testing and is titled “Arsenic Testing in NWOSU’s Taxidermy Collections and Natural Science Museum.” Conneywerdy, along with fellow student-researchers Morgan Reinart, summer 2013 graduate from Okeene, and Jeff Martin, Ajax, Ontario, senior, presented this research at the Spring 2013 Ranger Research Day and tied for first place in posters. Dr. Aaron Place, associate professor of biology, is the faculty sponsor for this student project.

To learn more about how to prepare research posters for competition, including Northwestern’s own Ranger Research Day set for November 2014, visit, or contact Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies, at (580) 327-8589 or