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Student projects win at state capitol Research Day

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Two TU students awarded for promising research presentations

Two students from The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences were recognized for their undergraduate research achievements at the 19th annual Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol April 1 in Oklahoma City.

Gregory Jones, a junior majoring in chemistry, education and music, and biochemistry sophomore Rebekah Moorman were among 25 students representing 19 Oklahoma colleges and universities. Participants were chosen by their respective institutions to present posters on individual research projects. An independent panel of judges selected the top 7 presentations in three categories.

Jones’ poster, which related to bioorganic and medicinal chemistry, received first place in the Research-Initiative Institution category. Moorman’s project regarding organic chemistry earned a third place finish in the Research-Intensive Institution category. The students were honored at a special awards ceremony hosted by Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.

Research Day at the Capitol is designed to showcase outstanding collegiate research that can make a positive impact on the state of Oklahoma. The event was sponsored by the Oklahoma Environmental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.

Gail Ellis