26th Annual Research Day at the Capitol to be Held March 30, 2021

Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have announced the 26th annual Research Day at the Capitol will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Oklahoma colleges and universities nominate their top undergraduate student researchers to participate in the prestigious event each year.  

The March 30th event encompasses multiple activities. Students will meet with Legislators at the Capitol and share their research before participating in an oral presentation and poster competition; winners of the competition will be announced that evening during an awards ceremony at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City). Students will also present their work to guests during a poster reception at the museum prior to the distribution of awards. (Please note: This year’s events have been modified to accommodate the ongoing Capitol Building renovation project, which limits access to public spaces.) 

Tentative Schedule

  • Students meet with Legislators (8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 3/30/21, State Capitol)
  • Poster & oral presentation judging (Noon - 5 p.m., 3/30/21, Science Museum Oklahoma)
  • Poster reception (5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 3/30/21, Science Museum Oklahoma)
  • Awards Ceremony (6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., 3/30/21, Science Museum Oklahoma)
Please be advised: Should any public health concerns arise, event organizers will modify the aforementioned 2021 Research Day activities in order to implement the program safely. 
To attend the poster reception and awards ceremony, register by March 8, 2021, at http://www.okepscor.org/registration-2021-research-day-capitol-poster-re.... (All registered guests will be kept abreast of any scheduling changes, should they occur.)
Research Day at the Capitol is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and the National Science Foundation. The program was developed 26 years ago to inform the Legislature and the public of the high-quality research being conducted on Oklahoma’s college and university campuses. 
Questions may be addressed to Gina Miller, outreach coordinator, at gmiller@okepscor.org.