The winner of the annual Undergraduate Research Day Poster Contest have been announced.
The poster competition took place on Friday, Dec. 5, and included posters submitted from a wide variety of majors. More than 75 posters were submitted to the contest, and many students worked in teams to develop their poster ideas. The contest is hosted by the Honor’s Program each semester as a way to bring students from across the campus together to realize the importance of undergraduate research.
The winning posters were chosen by a board of judges selected from different departments across OCU, who judged the posters and the responses of the poster creators to choose the winners.
First Place went to Erin McCoy and Lillie Pennington for their poster titled “Orangutans: A Study of Activity and Play.”
Second place was awarded to Caitlin Brown for “The Rise of the Graphic Novel.”
Jordan Brannan and Erin McCoy took home third place for their work, titled “Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Pasteurized Cow’s Milk.”
The judges also awarded Honorable Mention honors to four teams: Tomorrow Denton and Angela Clifton for “Wood vs. Plastic? Why Your Cutting Board Surface Matters;” Sophia Hackney and Dylan Smith-Sutton for “Principal Components Analysis and Niche Overlap of a Small Mammal Assemblage of Southeastern Canadian County;” Madeline Boehlke, Lauren Brannum, and Sylvia Hayes for “Bacterial Growth on Regularly Used Nalgene Water Bottles;” and Taylor Henderson for “Chivalry in Western Literature and its Effect on Male Behavior Standards.”