Increase in participants at Ranger Research Day

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Increase in participants at Ranger Research Day

April 12, 2012

More than 35 students and faculty members from Northwestern Oklahoma State University submitted abstracts for Ranger Research Day last week. With 20 entries, the sixth annual Ranger Research Day event reached a record number of participants.

Student entries were critiqued and eligible for awards. Six winners were announced after conference papers and posters were evaluated.

Winners with hometown, classification, research project name and sponsor who submitted a poster include:

• First Place: Clay Reed, Byron senior, “Electroencephalogram Changes Dependent on Sleep Deprivation;” Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, professor of biology;

• Second Place: Allison Reinart, Alva senior, “The Effects of Participating in Visual Arts on the Cognitive and Social Development of Children;” Dr. Nancy Knous, professor of psychology;

• Third Place: Tiffany George, Wakita senior, “Electrooculogram (EOG) Comparative Analysis Between Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Readers;” Pfeifer-Hill.

Winners with hometown, classification, research project name and sponsor who submitted a conference paper include:

• First place: Shawna Stewart, Woodward senior; Carrie Abbott, Kiowa (Kan.) senior; and Kelly Li, Alva senior, “Managing Stress with Bio-Touch: A Non-Invasive Tool for Achieving Balance;” Dr. Carole McKenzie, professor of nursing;

• Second Place: Morgan Plummer, Mooreland senior, “The Role of the Absent Mother in Jane Austen’s Emma,” Dr. Kathryn Lane, assistant professor of English;

• Third Place: Alexis (Hulvey) Peterson, Woodward junior, “Challenging Gender Roles: Wuthering Heights,” Lane.

All participants received a certificate of participation, and researchers were encouraged to enter their research projects in Oklahoma Research Day 2013 at the University of Central Oklahoma on March 8, 2013.

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