OU students, faculty present research at statewide conference
The work of nearly 50 Oakland University researchers was showcased March 10 at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters (MASAL). This year’s conference was organized by Western Michigan University and featured the work of 520 researchers.
The majority of presenters were from Michigan colleges and universities, while others were employed by public libraries, government agencies, research organizations, non-profit groups or K-12 institutions.
The multidisciplinary conference featured presentations in more than 30 sections of the sciences, humanities and social sciences. OU students and faculty presented research on a variety of subjects, including cancer, ecology, communication, economics and education.
MASAL is a professional academic organization with the mission of supporting research and disseminating knowledge through annual meetings and publishing a quarterly journal of outstanding papers in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. MASAL is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization housed at Alma College.
Physics student Chad Scribner's presentation was entitled "Plane strain vs. plane stress in the mechanical biodomain model."
Katherine Brennecke, a health sciences student, presented an "Analysis of the food environment surrounding a four-year public university."