Research Day at the Capitol

College Student Outreach

Research Day at the Capitol is an annual EPSCoR-sponsored event that has historically been held in the rotunda of the State Capitol building during each legislative session. The event was created to inform the legislature and the public about the high-quality research being conducted at Oklahoma colleges and universities.

Outstanding undergraduate students from Oklahoma's comprehensive and regional colleges and universities are selected by their institutions to participate in the prestigious program.

Benefits of Research Day at the Capitol include:

  • Student participants experience developing a scientific poster and presenting to diverse audiences.
  • Students’ posters and oral presentations are judged in a competition for cash prizes, as well as a grand-prize summer research internship at an Oklahoma college or university of the winner’s choice.
  • Oklahoma colleges and universities gain recognition for outstanding research displayed to the legislature, media, and the general public at the State Capitol.
  • Government policy-makers gain an understanding of the outstanding research being conducted by young people on Oklahoma college and university campuses.

For more information or to inquire about an upcoming event, contact Kaley Barnicoat, EPSCoR outreach coordinator, at