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OK-INBRE Faculty Retreat
Event Date: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022


Please join Dr. Darrin Akins, OK-INBRE Program Director, and the OK-INBRE team for a free conference retreat for faculty featuring speakers within the OK-INBRE statewide network who will share their experiences, knowledge and expertise on a number of topics including integrating undergraduate research into the curriculum, scientific reasoning and ethics course development, K12 teacher and student outreach, and, of course, the many research and training opportunities for faculty and students supported by the OK-INBRE program. 

Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center, Colloquium Room
655 Research Parkway, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK73104

9:00  OK-INBRE Program Overview and Funding Opportunities, Dr. Darrin Akins, Program Director, OK-INBRE, OU Health Sciences Center

9:30  OK-INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Programs, Dr. Melville Vaughan, OK-INBRE Program Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma

9:45  OK-INBRE Travel Grants for Faculty, Dr. Melville Vaughan, OK-INBRE Program Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma

10:00  Building an Undergraduate Research Center and Conducting a Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop – the Northeastern State University Experience, Dr. Jessica Martin, Northeastern State University

10:30  Embedding Research into the Curriculum, Dr. Sapna Das-Bradoo, Northeastern State University

11:00  Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), Dr. Hari Kotturi, University of Central Oklahoma; Mona Easterling, Tulsa Community College

11:30  Impact of the OK-INBRE Program on Faculty Research over the Past Decade, Dr. Ann Chou, OK-INBRE Internal Program Evaluator

12:00  Lunch, Keynote speaker: Dr. Wei Chen, University of Oklahoma

1:00  Engagement and Outreach for K12 Students and Educators, Dr. Lori Gwyn, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Jennifer Kneafsey, M.Ed., M.S., Tulsa Community College; Zach Gutmann, M.S., Redlands Community College

1:30  OK-INBRE Course Development Successes and Challenges, Dr. Timothy Hubin, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Dr. George Risinger, Oklahoma City Community College

2:00  The OK-INBRE Student Research Experience, Dr. Mel Vaughan, OK-INBRE Program Coordinator
Uzziah Urquiza, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Lydia Ostmo, Northeastern State University

2:30  Q&A with OK-INBRE Administration, Bioinformatics and Proteomics Core Directors (Drs. David Dyer, OUHSC and Mike Kinter, OMRF), Retreat Speakers

3:00  Meeting adjourned

Other Events

2022-2023 NIH Grants Conference and monthly PreConf Events – Second Pre-Conference Event, Sept 15 , 1 pm ET: Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities . Are you ready to transition to a fully independent position as an investigator, faculty member, clinician scientist, or scientific team member? The NIH offers a variety of Fellowships and Career Development Awards that may be a right fit with your research career goals. NIH’s experts will provide an overview of opportunities for early-career scientists, discuss how networking and mentoring can strengthen your chances for success, and guidance on finding the resources to help. NIH webinar series for faculty and sponsored programs/ research development personnel at institutions building research and research training capacity.  Webinar 2: Determining Whether a Funding Opportunity is Right for You, Sept 26, 2 to 3:15 pm ET

Webinar 3: Writing a Competitive Application ,
Nov 1
, 2 to 3:15 pm ET Registration is required to attend. More

CUR Conversation: Failure is Not a Word to Fear
How to respond to failure is a crucial skill set for any undergraduate researcher’s personal and professional success. No matter the discipline, engaging students in undergraduate research can provide an ideal opportunity to expose students to failure in an environment that offers the potential for support and scaffolding. Join the CUR on Sept 15, 12 noon ET, as the editors of Confronting Failure engage with your questions and share their impetus for this work, guiding themes from the book, and the six pressing questions that face all undergraduate educators, administrators, and educational researchers as we seek better understanding and design practices that support students when confronting failure. More

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2022
Event Date: September 28, 2022 via zoom

women in science
We are excited to announce a LIVE and IN-PERSON Women in Science Conference to be held on Tuesday, October 4, (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City! The hands-on conference is designed to get girls in grades 6-12 excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); it also shows students that STEM careers are exciting, attainable, and rewarding through immersive activities and interactive sessions. The free, one-day conference will immerse more than 1,600 students and teachers (grades 6-12) in f un and engaging sessions designed especially for this event by Science Museum Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Museum Network STEM specialists. Students will participate in interactive science and engineering experiences designed to promote critical thinking skills, science exploration, and self-confidence.  Attendees will also have access to the many amazing experiences that Science Museum Oklahoma offers.

Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Annual Conference |
“Resources and Solutions for the New Normal”
Event Date: October 7, 2022
The OACC comprises 13 two-year college member institutions in 31 locations throughout Oklahoma. Our member institutions provide a wide range of quality, accessible, and affordable educational programs for high school graduates and adults of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. Oklahoma’s Two-Year Colleges are a powerful resource for economic and educational development providing relevant technical instruction in high-demand career fields. We have a long history of working with employers to develop customized training solutions to meet current and future workforce needs.

great plains biomaterials
The KU chapter of the Society for Biomaterials is hosting our annual Great Plains Biomaterials Day on Friday, November 4th. Our goal is to reach individuals across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa who are interested in biomaterials research and promoting the diffusion of new ideas across the great plains. Please help us in spreading the word to any students, trainees, research assistants, faculty, or any other individuals who you think would be interested in attending. We are currently accepting abstract submissions for poster presentations and rapid-fire talks for those interested in sharing their research. Abstracts are due September 2nd.

December 1-2, 2022
Register here: 2019 END2CANCER Registration (qualtrics.com)

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is proud to host the 2022  END2CANCER: Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer conference from December 1-2, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

The END2CANCER conference will start the morning of December 1, 2022 and conclude in the afternoon of December 2, 2022. The conference will bridge laboratory research conducted in the areas of nanotechnology and drug delivery to clinical application for the detection, diagnosis, imaging and treatment of cancer. The conference will host keynote, plenary and invited lectures by eminent scientists who will discuss new and emerging concepts, technologies and challenges in translating nanomedicine from bench-to-bedside. Topics to be discussed in the planned thematic sessions include Gene and Drug Delivery, Immuno-Oncology, Drug Discovery and New Drugs on the Horizon for Clinical Translation, Extracellular Vesicles, Combinatorial Therapeutics, and more to come. 

Research day at capitol 2023
Research Day at the Capitol
March 28, 2023
The 2023 Research Day at the Capitol will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at the State Capitol of Oklahoma. The event was established 28 years ago to showcase the outstanding undergraduate research being conducted at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities in the areas of science (including social science), technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students are nominated by their institutions' leadership to participate in the prestigious event, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (OK EPSCoR), and the National Science Foundation.  Nominated students present their research to State Legislators and the public in the State Capitol's rotunda during the legislative session. In addition, students’ posters and oral presentations are competitively judged by an independent panel; winners are announced at the conclusion of Research Day, during an awards ceremony at the Capitol. 

Oklahoma Research Day
To be held at the University of Central Oklahoma
Conference dates to be announced
Oklahoma Research Day is a premier annual event celebrating student and faculty research, creative, and scholarly activities. The event has grown in numbers and in stature with contributions from all Oklahoma institutions of higher education, including many collaborative contributions from national and international academic and research institutions. Hundreds of students, faculty, and guests register to attend each year. The 2023 event will be hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK.  OK-INBRE is proud to be a sponsor of this annual event that promotes cross-campus and cross-disciplinary research among all institutions of higher learning in the State of Oklahoma. The event also seeks to encourage networking among researchers and interchange of ideas among those studying and researching in their respective academic disciplines.