OK-INBRE and Oklahoma Research Events

 2024 OK-INBRE Faculty Retreat - APRIL 19, 2024


Free In-Person Conference in Edmond, OK
The University of Central Oklahoma
Nigh University Center (NUC) - Will Rogers Rm 421
100 N. University Dr.
(NUC) is at the end of Garland Godfrey Drive
Edmond, OK 73034

Join Dr. Darrin Akins, OK-INBRE Program Director, 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 OK-INBRE updates, data science core, integrating undergraduate research into the curriculum, AI in research, funding opportunities, student presentations and a tour of the UCO STEM Research and Learning Center.


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

9:30 Collaborative Research and Engaging Students in the Lab
Dr. Nesreen Alsbou, University of Central Oklahoma, Associate Professor, School of Engineering, OK-INBRE Research Project Investigator

10:00 Student Presentations
Becca Wells, former INBRE scholar and GPiBS student, currently working with Dr. Kevin Fuller
Michaela Vance, former INBRE scholar and GPiBS student, currently working with Dr. Shannon Conley

10:30 20 Minute Break

10:50 Looking Ahead – How to Obtain Federal Funding after INBRE
Dr. Kanika Bhargava, University of Central Oklahoma, Professor and Graduate Advisor, Nutrition and Food Science, Human Environmental Sciences

11:20 OK-INBRE Data Science Core: Expanding Training Opportunities to Data Scientists and Information Specialists
Dr. Courtney Montgomery, Director, Center for Biomedical Data Sciences

11:50 Lunch
Keynote speaker: AI & Research, A Technological Look Forward, 
Dr. Laura Dumin, University of Central Oklahoma

1:00 Innovative Course Design Using Research and Corporate Partnerships
Dr. Sanjeewa Gamagedara, University of Central Oklahoma, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

1:30 NSF Family of Grants and Funding Opportunities
Dr. John Barthell, University of Central Oklahoma, Professor, Department of Biology, Former NSF Program Officer

2:00 Optional Lab Tour Highlighting Equipment Funded by OK-INBRE
STEM Research and Learning Center, University of Central Oklahoma

3:00Meeting adjourned