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Ranger Research Day IX

Announcement: Ranger Research Day X will be held on November 21, 2014, in the Student Center Ballroom.

RANGER RESEARCH DAY IX

Friday, November 21, 2014
This page updated 30 July 2014

REGISTRATION FORM DUE BY November 10, 2014 ~ (see link below)


Links for Ranger Research Day, Fall 2014:

 Basic information about Ranger Research Day IX:

  • Annual event, fall semester, the Friday before Thanksgiving.
  • Open to all NWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Poster and Academic Paper competition for research projects in all disciplines.
  • Preliminary to Oklahoma Research Day, a statewide/regional research event held in March.
  • Student posters may be entered 'For Display Only' if authors wish to do so.
  • Faculty posters MUST be entered 'For Display Only.'  
  • NWOSU Printing Services can print posters; contact Alica Hall, Coordinator of Printing Services, 580.327.8476, or email printshop@nwosu.edu for additional information.

Posters should not exceed 48" x 48" and should be attached to tri-fold display stands (available at Wal-Mart, Staples, Merrifield's, and other businesses); alternatively, you may provide your own easel. The university will provide eight-foot banquet tables, allowing two posters per table. The poster session will occur in the morning from 8:30 to 12:30.

Students who choose not to develop a poster but prefer to read academic papers during the afternoon session (from 1:30 to 4:30) have a 20-minute time limit (aproximately an 8-10-page paper). Papers will be grouped into sessions by discipline or theme.

Links for general information concerning poster construction and paper presentations:    

Other links of interest:

Please contact Dr. Holliday, telephone 580.327.8589 or email spholliday@nwosu.edu to report broken links.

Ranger Research Day Committee:

  • Dr. Shawn Holliday, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, co-chair 
  • Dr. Mike Knedler, Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Bo Hannaford, Dean of Professional Studies
  • Dr. Wayne McMillin, Dean of the Enid Campus
  • Dr. Eric Schmaltz, Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Aaron Mason, Associate Professor of Political Science 
  • Ms. Rebekah Wagenbach, Coordinator of Graduate Studies 

Ranger Research Day, Fall 2014

Winning Research Projects

Posters:

   First Place:

Paige Little (Dr. Venkata Moorthy, Sponsor):
"Comparison of Acid Production and Growth Rate of Selected Gram Negative Bacteria and Yeasts
Different Carbohydrates" 

   Second Place:

Taylor Waugh (Dr. Venkata Moorthy, Sponsor):
"Studies in Biofilm Formation by Bacteria Isolated from Drinking Fountains"

   Third Place:

Loren Quiram & Jermaine Bell (Professor Leslie Collins, Sponsor)
"Nurse-Patient Ratios"

   Honorable Mention:

Tiffany Song & Robin Zornes (Professor Leslie Collins, Sponsor)
"Long-Term Pharmocological Management in Adults with Acute Coronary Syndrome"

Conference Papers:

   First Place:

Natalie Sacket (Dr. Richmond Adams, Sponsor)
"Curse of Creativity"

   Second Place:

K. Brooke Cilino (Dr. Kathryn Lane, Sponsor)
"Cinderella: An Essential Princess for Women?"

   Third Place:

Carrie Vega-Hughes (Dr. Kathryn Lane, Sponsor)
"The Relevance of Manners"

   Honorable Mention:

Timothy Legg (Professor Kathy Earnest, Sponsor)
"To Fly or Not to Fly: Ethical Decision-Making in a Responsible Citizenry"

 

Click here for the Fall 2014 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book

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Ranger Research Day, Fall 2013

Winning Research Projects

Posters:

    First Place:

        Sapana Kadel (Dr. Venkata Moorthy, Sponsor):
                "DOK3 Negatively Regulates RANKL-induced Osteoclastogenesis"

    Second Place (Tie):

        Anjeela Shrestha (Dr. Aaron Place, Sponsor):
                "Defensive Coloration in Long-Nosed Snake"

        Heather Newlin, Heather Collins, & Alex Meltabarger (Prof. Leslie Collins, Sponsor)
                "What is the difference in Obesity Rates Between Breastfed and Bottlefed Infants"

    Third Place:

        Jana Washington, Emily Wadel, & Kelsey Fanning (Prof. Leslie Collins, Sponsor)
                "A Systematic Review of Prehabilitation"

   Honorable Mention (Tie):

        Shane Engelken (Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Sponsor)
                "Effects of Pre-Workout Supplements on the Male Human Body"

        Alexandrea McBee (Dr. Sherril Stone, Sponsor)
                "Artificial vs. Real Animals in Nursing Homes"

Conference Papers:

    First Place:

        Ken LaFon (Prof. Kathy Earnest, Sponsor)
                "The Linguistic Legacy of the Louisiana Purchase"

    Second Place:

        Ken LaFon (Dr. Shawn Holliday, Sponsor)
                "An Application of the Sociological Theories of Charles Horton Cooley to Frank Norris's McTeague"

    Third Place:

        Josh Cook (Dr. Joseph Nnanna, Sponsor)
                "Negotiation Strategies in a Hostile Business Environment"

 

Click here for the Fall 2013 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book

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Ranger Research Day, Spring 2013

Winning Research Projects

Posters:

    First Place (Tie):

        Morgan Reinart, Jeff Martin, & Julia Conneywerdy (Dr. Aaron Place, Sponsor): 
                “Arsenic Testing in NWOSU
’s Taxidermy Collections and Natural Science Museum”

          Morgan Reinart (Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Sponsor): 
                “Overweight and Obesity Rates in Firefighters: Overcoming the Epidemic"

    Second Place:         

            Morgan Reinart (Dr. Steven Thompson, Sponsor): 
                
“Firefighter Air Consumption in Relation to Body Fat Percentage”

    Third Place:

             Stephanie Martin (Dr. Cynthia Pfiefer-Hill, Sponsor): 
                   “Brain Waves Occurring during a Golf Putt”

     Honorable Mention (Tie):

              Dakota Helvie and Jacob Roberson (Dr. Kimberly Soulek, Sponsor): 
                    “Why is Enrollment in the Division of Business Down at the Enid Campus?"

               Kent Jenson (Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Sponsor):
                     "Binaural Beats: A Study on the Effects of Binaural Beats on Brain Waves and Mental Performance."

Conference Papers:

        First Place

                Jaden Crocker (Dr. James Bell, Sponsor): 
                     “The Standardized Testing Debate”

        Second Place

                Morgan Biaggi (Dr. James Bell, Sponsor): 
                       
“Individuality versus Community”

        Third Place

                 Kathryn "Brooke" Palmer (Professor Kathy Earnest, Sponsor): 
                        “Side-by-Side Language Learning”

        Honorable Mention

                Gabriel Dunbar (Dr. Nancy Knous, Sponsor): 
                        “Opinions of Same Sex Marriage"

 

Click Here for the Spring 2013 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book

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RANGER RESEARCH DAY 2012

WINNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Posters:

    First Place:

        *Clay Reed (Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Sponsor): "Electroencephalogram Changes Dependent on Sleep Deprivation"

    Second Place:

        *Allison Reinart (Dr. Nancy Knous, Sponsor): "The Effects of Participating in Visual Arts on the Cognitive and Social Development of Children"

    Third Place:

        *Tiffany George (Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Sponsor): "Electrooculogram (EOG) Comparative Analysis Between Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Readers"

Conference Papers

    First Place:

        *Shawna Stewart, Carrie Abbott, and Kelly Li (Dr. Carole McKenzie, Sponsor): "Managing Stress with Bio-Touch: A Non-Invasive Tool for Achieving Balance"

    Second Place:

        *Morgan Plummer (Dr. Kathryn Lane, Sponsor): "The Role of the Absent Mother In Jane Austen's Emma"

    Third Place:

        *Alexis Peterson (Dr. Kathryn Lane, Sponsor): "Challenging Gender Roles: Wuthering Heights"

Click Here for the 2012 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book

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RANGER RESEARCH DAY 2011
WINNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

First Place:

    *    Kody Jones (Dr. Steven Maier, Sponsor)
            "Characteristics of Frost Formation on Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers"

Second Place:

    *    Rebecca Fenton (Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Sponsor)
            "Dyslexia: A Difference in Visual Comprehension"

Third Place:

    *    Gerald Mbara (Dr. Aaron J. Place, Sponsor)
            "Identification of the Cryptic North American Tree Frog"

CLICK HERE for the 2011 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book (PDF document).

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RANGER RESEARCH DAY 2010
WINNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

FIRST PLACE:  

  • Amanda Moyer, Vince Lauderdale, & Chrystal Benson (Dr. Steven Maier, sponsor)
    "Correlation between Brainwave Activity and Work Metabolic Rate"

 SECOND PLACE:

  • Coleman Teel (Dr. Aaron Place, sponsor)
    "Predator Odors as a Potential Repellant for Snakes"

THIRD PLACE (tie):

  • Sociology Students Research Group (Kathleen O'Halleran, sponsor)
    "The 'Millennials' Sense of Self in Society: College Student Identity in an Era of Profound Change"
  • Chrystal Benson & Alyssa Logsdon (Dr. Cornelia Mihai, sponsor)
    "Synthesis of several precursors of new dihydrofolate reductase substrate analogs"

CLICK HERE for the 2010 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book (PDF document).


RANGER RESEARCH DAY 2009
WINNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

FIRST PLACE:

  • Johnathan Oswald (Dr. Aaron J. Place, sponsor)
    "An Electrophysiological Analysis of the Tail Shaker Complex in Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes with the Use of Eelectromyography (EMG)"

SECOND PLACE:

  • Amanda Moyer (Dr. Mark Davis, sponsor)
    "Establishing Personality Trends in Lupus Patients"

THIRD PLACE:

  • Melissa McGinnis (Dr. Wayne McMillin, sponsor)
    "Traditional Gender Roles and Religious Ideology"

Ranger Research Day 2009:

Research posters were judged at 9:00 a.m. and then were on display in the Student Center Ballroom until the awards ceremony at 11:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for the 2009 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book (PDF document, 7 pages).


RANGER RESEARCH DAY 2008
WINNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

FIRST PLACE (Tie):

  • Eric Summars (Dr. Aaron J. Place, sponsor)
    "Habituation learning in Western Diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalue atrax) in response to thermal cues"

  • Tiffiney D. Walls (Dr. Wayne McMillin, sponsor)
    "Socioeconomic status and sex role stereotypes toward women"

SECOND PLACE:

  • Amanda Moyer and Christopher Williams (Dr. Jo Conceicao, sponsor)
    "Which comes first, formal charge or Lewis structure: A computational chemistry analysis using electron density?"

THIRD PLACE:

  • Anika Rohla (Dr. Sandra Petree, sponsor)
    "Changes: A new American and feminine reality"

Ranger Research Day 2008:

Research posters were on display in the Student Center Ballroom. The afternoon awards ceremony and the key-note address were in the Student Center Ranger Room beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Key-note speaker was Dr. Linda Mason, Coordinator for Grant Writing and External Funding, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

CLICK HERE for the 2008 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book (PDF document, 9 pages). 


RANGER RESEARCH DAY 2007
WINNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

EDUCATION:

  • First Place: Paula Nevius
    "Empathy, Prosocial Helping Behaviors and Career Choice"
  • Second Place: Amy L. Lowe
    "Test Anxiety and Self-Esteem: Does It Affect Academic Performance?"
  • Third Place: Gisele Jackson
    "Generational Perceptions of Personality for Contemporary and Traditional Names"

LIBERAL ARTS:

  • First Place: Eric J. Schmaltz
    "The Long Trek: The Mass Transfer of Ukrainian Germans to 'Greater' Germany, 1943-1945"
  • Second Place: Bodie O'Donnell
    "How Can History Be Used To Stop the Mistakes of the Past: A Look at the Vietnam and Iraq Wars"
  • Third Place: Aaron L. Mason
    "The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Changing Dynamics of American Federalism"

MATH AND SCIENCE:

  • First Place: Kenny-Joe Wallen
    "The Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Mental-Task-Induced Brain Activity (using EEG analysis) in Sedentary Individuals Versus Physically Fit Individuals"
  • Second Place: Heath Stotts
    "Covalency in Ionic Bonds"
  • Third Place: Stephen An
    "The Relation Between Alarm Pheromones and Corticosterone Levels in Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox)"

Ranger Research Day 2007:

Research posters were on display in the Student Center Ballroom. The afternoon awards ceremony and the key-note address were in the Student Center Ranger Room beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Key-note speaker was Dr. Stephen W. Painton, Ranger Class of 1969 and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

CLICK HERE for the 2007 Ranger Research Day Abstract Book (PDF document, 16 pa