Increase in projects at Ranger Research Day

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Increase in projects at Ranger Research Day

April 6, 2011

 Ranger Research Day 2011
Kody Jones (right) worked with Dr. Steven Maier (left) to research the “Characteristics of Frost Formation of Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers,” which won first place at Ranger Research Day.  Jones began his research over winter break and continued preparations for Ranger Research Day this spring.

More than 20 students and faculty members from Northwestern Oklahoma State University submitted abstracts for Ranger Research Day last week. With 23 entries, the fifth annual Ranger Research Day event reached its second highest record of participants.

Student entries were critiqued and eligible for awards. Three winners were announced at the end of the day. Winners with hometown, classification, research project name and sponsor include:

• First place – Kody Jones, Mustang sophomore, “Characteristics of Frost Formation of Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers;” Dr. Steven Maier, associate professor of physics;

• Second place – Rebecca Fenton, Kiowa (Kan.) senior, “Dyslexia: A Difference in Visual Comprehension;” Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, professor of biology;

• Third place – Gerald Mbara, Seattle (Wash.) freshman, “Identification of the Cryptic North American Treefrog;” Dr. Aaron Place, assistant professor of biology.

All participants received a certificate of participation, and researchers were encouraged to enter their research projects in Oklahoma Research Day 2011 at Cameron University on Nov. 4.