Increase in projects at Ranger Research Day

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Increase in projects at Ranger Research Day

 Sapana Kadel, Nepal senior, wins first place in the student poster entries.  Her research project is titled “DOK3 Negatively Regulates RANKL-induced Osteoclastogenesis.”  She is sponsored by Dr. Venkata Moorthy, professor of biology.

Students and faculty members from Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently submitted abstracts for Ranger Research Day.  With 59 entries, the eighth annual Ranger Research Day event reached its highest record of participants.

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

First place – Sapana Kadel, Nepal senior, “DOK3 Negatively Regulates RANKL-induced Osteoclastogenesis,” Dr. Venkata Moorthy, professor of biology.

Second place (tie) – Anjeela Shrestha, Nepal senior, “Defensive Coloration in Long-Nosed Snake,” Dr. Aaron Place, assistant professor of biology. Heather Newlin, senior, Heather Collins, graduate student and Alex Meltabarger, senior, all from Cherokee, “What is the difference in Obesity Rates between Breastfed and Bottlefed Infants,” Leslie Collins, instructor of nursing.

Third place – Jana Washington, Alva senior, Emily Wadel, Nashville (Kan.) graduate student and Kelsey Fanning, Woodward senior, “A Systematic Review of Prehabilitation,” Collins. Honorable mention (tie) – Shane Engelken, Greensburg (Kan.) senior, “Effects of Pre-Workout Supplements on the Male Human Body,” Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, professor of biology.  Alexandrea McBee, Enid junior, “Artificial vs. Real Animals in Nursing Homes,” Dr. Sherril Stone, associate professor of psychology.

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

First Place – Ken LaFon, Amarillo (Texas) graduate student, “The Linguistic Legacy of the Louisiana Purchase,” Kathy Earnest, instructor of English.

Second Place – Lafon, “An Application of the Sociological Theories of Charles Horton Cooley to Frank Norris’s McTeague,” Dr Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies.

All participants received a certificate of participation, and researchers were encouraged to enter their research projects in Oklahoma Research Day 2014 at University of Central Oklahoma, March 7.

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