46 to participate in Research Day Nov. 17; open to the public

November 13, 2017

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus will play host to the 12th annual Ranger Research Day on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Student Center Ballroom. Currently, 38 projects have been entered with 46 participants having the opportunity to display, share and discuss their research with peers, professors and the Alva community.

Graduate and undergraduate students create poster presentations or prepare oral presentations of academic research papers conducted in one of their classes. All presenters will be encouraged to attend Oklahoma Research Day in spring 2018, which Northwestern will host at Enid’s Central National Bank Center.

Poster presentations for Ranger Research Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. followed by academic paper presentations from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be first, second and third place winners for each discipline category.

For the category of Arts and Music the disciplines are Art and Design; Music; Theater and Dance.

For the category of Business the disciplines are Accounting; General Business Administration; Business Communication; Economics; Finance; Information (MIS) Operations Management; and Management.

For the category of Education the disciplines are Curriculum; Gerontology; Human Environmental Sciences; Kinesiology, Health Studies and Special Services; Professional Teacher Education; and Psychology.

For the category of Liberal Arts the disciplines are Communication; English; Foreign and Modern Languages; History; Geography; Humanities; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology and Substance Abuse Studies; Social Work; and American Studies.

For the category of Math and Science the disciplines are Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Forensic Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Nursing; Physics and Engineering; and Agriculture.

Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies, professor of English and director of the Master of Arts in American Studies Program, encourages the public to attend as well. Holliday believes students and community members who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree should participate because research is an integral part of graduate studies.

For more information on Ranger Research Day, visit www.nwosu.edu/ranger-research-day or contact Holliday at (580) 327-8589 or spholliday@nwosu.edu.


Ali Gavitt, University Relations Specialist
apgavitt@nwosu.edu; 580-327-8480

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