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March 31, 2004 :: OSU Senior Wins EPSCoR Research Day Prize

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Research into improved Internet communications security won first place in the 2004 EPSCoR Research Day Summer Undergraduate Research Competition, Gov. Brad Henry and higher education Chancellor Paul G. Risser announced Monday at the State Capitol.

Oklahoma State University senior Christopher White won the grand prize that includes an internship valued at $4,000, plus an additional $2,500 award to the university to offset the expenses associated with sponsoring the internship. White also received a $500 cash prize.

In the competition that featured 19 final entries, James Patterson of Langston University won second, Jesse Bahm of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, third, and John Kirk of Rogers State University placed fourth.

White’s project was conducted through OSU’s Speech and Audio Communications Laboratory and looked at ways to improve standard military communication with assistance from the Internet.

Research Day at the Capitol is a celebration of the excellent undergraduate student research that is conducted on Oklahoma’s college campuses. It is an annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the National Science Foundation.