Gabriel Dunbar of Enid was chosen to represent Northwestern Oklahoma State University at Research Day held at the Oklahoma Capitol. Dunbar’s research was on the Ultraviolet Florescence of the Rattlesnake Rattle.
Gabriel Dunbar, Northwestern Oklahoma State
University student, was selected to represent the university at Research Day,
held earlier this month at the Oklahoma Capitol. Dunbar was one of 24
undergraduate students selected to represent 18 Oklahoma colleges and
The students presented competitive scientific
research posters to the state legislature, as well as the public, during this
annual event sponsored by Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education,
and the National Science Foundation.
Dunbar presented his research on Ultraviolet Florescence of the Rattlesnake
Rattle. He presented preliminary data from this project at the Biology of
the Pitviper’s conference in Tulsa as a poster in June 2014. Since then
he has added to the data set by analyzing snakes from the collections of the
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma and the Texas
Natural History Collections at the University of Texas-Austin.
“This is the fourth time I have taken a student to
Research Day at the Capitol, and each time I have been proud to sponsor the
students representing the Natural Science Department and Northwestern Oklahoma
State University,” Dr. Aaron J. Place, associate professor of biology,
This event is designed to raise awareness of the
outstanding research taking place in Oklahoma’s colleges and
Dunbar has already earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology
from Northwestern and currently is working on a second degree in biology with a
minor in chemistry. Prior to his education at Northwestern, Dunbar
received an associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College.
For more information on this event or the Natural Science Department
at Northwestern, contact Place at (580) 327-8673 or by email at
Posted on Wed, April 29, 2015
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