Research Day at the Capitol

Research Day at the Capitol is an annual event that is held in the OKlahoma State Capitol rotunda during the 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 program.

Benefits of Research Day at the Capitol include:

  • Student participants are provided with training in the proper preparation and presentation of a scientific poster for general public 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 upcoming Research Day at the Capitol events, search our calendar pages.  The event is sponsored by OK EPSCoR, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.